|The Places We’ve Been – indie books
|Asha Veal Brisebois
|The Places We?ve Been, LLC 1804 W Division Street, 3F Chicago, IL 60622
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|Information about the press:
|Operating since 2012, The Places We?ve Been, LLC, is an independent publisher, dedicated to literary portrayals of the diverse experiences of human existence. The Places We?ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35 is our inaugural project?and namesake. The purpose of The Places We?ve Been is to work with varied and ambitious new writers to develop and then publish, promote, and distribute unique work. Specific areas of interest are literary fiction and nonfiction, with four books set for release in 2013. In June, The Places We?ve Been was noted as a ?fresh local startup? in Crain?s Chicago Business.
|What type of submissions you are looking for:
|CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Anthology For a new anthology, The Places We?ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35, we are currently looking for nonfiction narratives that challenge conventional tourism. From West Africa to Vietnam, Tokyo to Paris, the book?s focus is to show exactly where on the map our wide peer group has gone so far, and the distinctive niche of travel experiences that defines us. The book, which is an anthology of literary nonfiction, aims to draw readers through its vivid and transportive stories, told by the most adventurous and insightful of our group?s literary and raconteur peers. Examples of the types of stories we?re looking to include, are:- A Chicago native?s true story of four days spent stuck on a boat on the Amazon River, after the annual folkloric festival in Parintins- An American school teacher?s reportage from Cameroon, of a day spent dodging machete blades and hiding from the angry mob that overtook her campus after a controversial election- A Japanese New Yorker?s tale of one year spent tending bar at her aunt?s Tokyo nightclub and learning about the private lives and secrets of her mother?s extended family- An asthmatic hedge fund analyst?s strident portrayal of his month-long trek through Central Asia from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp SUBMISSION is open through October 2012. In addition to personal experience, the narrative should portray a strong sense of place. Creative nonfiction is the name of the game. There?s no set form, but memoir, literary journalism, essay, profile, ethnography, and interview (among other forms) are all welcome.
|Information on Suggestions on Submitting:
|GUIDELINES: Submissions must be typed and sent as a Word document. Please include your full name, city and state, phone number, email address, and a biography no longer than two short paragraphs. Previously published work will not be considered. Please, no simultaneous submissions. No minimum word count; maximum 5,000 words. No fabricated narratives or pen names. Compensation varies. Please allow four weeks for a response. Submissions will not be published without the writer?s consent. Feel free to check back with us if after four weeks you haven?t received a response. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SUBMIT, CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org You can also join our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/ThePlaces35