Monday, June 4, 2012
Seattle friends, join contributors Marci Ameluxen, Holly Hughes, Sibyl James, Ellaraine Lockie, Marjorie Manwaring, Lisa Ohlen Harris, and Jenelle Tabor as they read excerpts from Becoming: What Makes a Woman at Richard Hugo House June 26 at 7:00 PM.
Richard Hugo House
1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Posted by Jill McCabe Johnson at 2:13 PM
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
If you live in the San Juan Islands, several of the writers from the anthology Becoming: What Makes a Woman will read at Darvill's Bookstore on Orcas Island on Tuesday, April 10, at 7:00 pm. Darvill's is an utterly charming shop -- the quintessential independent bookstore -- with an excellent selection of books, including the Becoming anthology.
And if you're in the Seattle area, save the date for a reading at Richard Hugo House on June 26th.
Posted by Jill McCabe Johnson at 9:55 AM
Thursday, March 8, 2012
On International Women's Day, we're very pleased to announce the release of Becoming: What Makes a Woman from the University of Nebraska Gender Programs. Authored by women, the anthology is filled with personal stories of the most crucial moments in the author's lives--sometimes harrowing, sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes haunting. Read about a war correspondent in Iraq, an awkward visit to an ex-husband's new commune, a woman facing an arranged marriage, the first female on an all-male college swim team, and other life-transforming events. Available through your local bookstore, and on Amazon.com.
Posted by Jill McCabe Johnson at 8:17 PM
Monday, September 19, 2011
Posted by Jill McCabe Johnson at 3:13 PM
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
The Becoming anthology second-tier editorial review has taken place, and we are in the process of notifying submitters. We will then determine the order of the manuscript, and after the start of the year draft our book proposal. If the publisher we have in mind accepts the book, it will see print in another 1-1/2 to 2 years. If they decline on the book, the University of Nebraska Gender Programs has committed to publishing, so either way, we have a publisher.
The essays and poems we received share stunning, moving stories. One of the most difficult things I've ever done has been to pass on publishing all of the great writing that came our way. What a smart bunch of talented writers who submitted to the anthology! I'm eager to share their writing with you when the anthology is finally in book form.
Thank you to everyone who sent us your work!
Posted by Jill McCabe Johnson at 3:37 PM
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Please send one personal narrative or one autobiographical poem to:
becominganthology [at] gmail [dot] com
Files must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .rtf formats. Files should be named with the word poetry or prose followed by the author’s last name. For example:
"Prose_Gonzalez.doc" or "Poetry_Albrecht-Hanes.pdf"
Poems should be one page or less. Personal narratives can be up to 1,000 words. Please note: only a handful of poems will be selected for the anthology. No fiction, please, only your own personal story.
In your email, please include:
- Email address
- Title of submission
- If your submission was previously published please include the publication title, edition, and date
Thank you. We look forward to reading your work!
Posted by Jill McCabe Johnson at 5:30 PM