We have received some amazing stories for our first WIN – Women in Nature book.
We are looking for good fun engaging stories! Inspiring, uplifting, adventurous, funny, stories … of your relationship with ‘nature’!
CALL FOR Your True Nature Stories!!!
From wilderness living to urban gardening, we want your personal stories that reflect a transforming or transcending connection to ‘nature’. We are looking for stories that can open our perspectives conceptually, or ‘show us how’ to do something experientially. We’re talking about living with the earth, not on her. How do women connect with nature, and the reciprocal and essential relationship with the earth and all that is in it?
- Your story must be true.
- Your story should be told in first person
- Good quality writing is as essential to your story, as is your story.
- Your story should relate to a personal experience that then translates into insight, advice, creative ideas, or transcending awareness!
- Your (funny, somber, endearing, emotional or otherwise) story should be between 750 – 2000 words
- If your story is chosen, you will be given author exposure, as well as varied options for compensation including copies of the book, discounts, (and other monetary and non-monetary rewards to be further specified.)
- We are currently accepting stories from women (as this is a women’s anthology) from ages 18 and on…. however, we are open to stories from men… about women.
Submissions should include: Your story and a brief (50 word) author bio..
SUBMIT TO SPECIFIC WIN BOOKS AS FOLLOWS:
The objective of the WIN – Women in Nature on Food book, is to generate an awareness of the food we eat, where it comes from, and how what we eat affects all life on this planet.
We are looking for your true stories about food, particularly stories that celebrate sustainable and organic food and food sources as they relate to our natural environment. We also welcome stories that reflect the emotional relationship humans have with food, as well as stories that encourage an awareness of connection.
The objective of the WIN – Women in Nature on Adventure book is to encourage awareness, respect and intimacy as we seek out adventure. We are looking for your true stories about your adventures in, and more significantly ‘with’, nature. Adventures – hiking, climbing, deep sea diving, dog sledding, kayaking, spelunking, wilderness research, horseback riding, swimming, mountaineering, skiing, surfing – can unfortunately sometimes become an activity of disregard and disrespect. We are looking for experiences that celebrate and appreciate the beauty and awe of the natural environment – and instill an intimacy and awareness of reciprocity – while experiencing all of the challenges, adventures, and inspiration nature has to offer!
The objective of the WIN – Women in Nature on Children book is to encourage the engagement of children with the natural environment, and to nurture an understanding of their existential and intimate relationship with all living things. We are looking for your true stories about children and their relationship with nature. We welcome stories about your childhood experiences in nature, as well as stories about getting children into nature, and your experiences observing children in nature. All stories should move beyond children merely playing an activity outdoors and should focus on the interaction with nature.
SUBMIT YOUR STORIES ON CHILDREN TO firstname.lastname@example.org DEADLINE for submissions 1 September 2014
The objective of the WIN – Women in Nature on Healing book is to encourage an understanding of our reciprocal relationship with the nature, and how the health of the earth and our own health are intimately intertwined. We are looking for your true stories about healing, both the healing of nature and how nature heals us. This includes both physical and emotional healing through anything from plants and animals, to the healing power of simply being in nature’s bliss.
SUBMIT YOUR STORIES ON HEALING TO email@example.com DEADLINE foe submissions 1 October 2014
GENERAL – For stories that do not fit into any of the above categories, please submit through our standard contact form below.
And, watch for more WIN titles and varying submission deadlines.
IDEAS… to get you started
We are looking for any personal story that connects you to ‘nature’.organic or urban gardening FOOD
foraging for wild edibles FOOD
camping under the stars ADVENTURE
live trapping bugs and setting them free outside
kayaking and white water rafting ADVENTURE
rock climbing and mountaineering ADVENTURE
nurturing a wounded critter HEALING
painting your house with natural pigments DWELLING
natural everday living stuff CHILDREN
hiking and backpacking ADVENTURE
natural horseback riding ADVENTURE
collecting rainwater FOOD
passive solar heating DWELLING/ENERGY
getting fire from friction DWELLING/ENERGY
building a natural shelter DWELLING
cooking on an open fire FOOD
hunting and fishing FOOD/CHILDREN
creating an outdoor labyrinth HEALING
braintanning hides DWELLING
working with animals ANIMALS/HEALING
water – rivers, snow, streams, oceans WATER/HEALING
shearing and spinning wool ANIMALS/DWELLING
teaching children about nature CHILDREN
research field work ADVENTURE/HEALING
building a sweatliodge HEALING
sleeping outside on your back deck CHILDREN
A story about anything that connects you
to the earth!