JUST A HEARTBEAT AWAY
RECONCILED TO THE LOSS OF OUR ADULT CHILDREN
RaeAnn Proost, author of SORRY LITTLE SUPPER and PEPPER IN HER POCKET, collector of family stories and recipes in CUPCAKES ON THE COUNTER, will produce another collection of stories. Having lost her daughter to ovarian cancer in 2008, she has been encouraged to tell the stories of heartbreak and heart healing in an effort to bring comfort to those who suffer such losses.
Your submission should be in three sections:
A biographical memorial of your loved one.
The loss. (Illness, accident, suicide: as detailed as you are able.)
Becoming reconciled to the loss.
The third section will help readers know they are not alone. Be candid, please, about what did/did not help, does/does not help with your overwhelming heartbreak. This section will no doubt show stages of grief, anger, acceptance, understanding, growth. Our hearts will never be fully mended.
Finally, as a fourth part, please include a recipe of a favorite of your loved one. We nourished and nurtured our children; special foods were often comforting and celebratory. Recipes will be printed near the end of the book.
1000-3000 words. Please attach your document to an email and send to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must be received by April 30, 2011.
In the event your submission is selected for publication, you will be asked to send a photo attached to an email. You will receive an honorarium and one copy of the book upon publication planned for the Fall of 2011.