Call for Stories from Nurses. If you are a nurse who has worked with babies in the first 28 days of their lives, Kaplan Publishing would like to publish your true story in New Lives, an anthology of stories by neonatal nurses, perinatal nurses, nurse midwives, ob-gyn nurses, nurse childbirth educators, labor and delivery nurses, pediatric nurses, nurse lactation consultants, nurse practitioners, postpartum nurses, and others in the nursing field. Tell us about the babies you’ve cared for, the unique clinical and emotional challenges of caring for an infant, and what you’ve learned along the way. Submission Deadline: September 1, 2008 Send stories to: KaplanNewLives@gmail.com
Payment: $100 if published, along with a complimentary copy of the book.
Story length: 1,000-2,500 words
Point of view: First Person
Nonfiction: All stories must be true, previously unpublished stories from your personal experience.
Format: Microsoft Word, 12-point Times New Roman, double-spaced
Contact info: Each submission should include your name, address, phone number, and email address.
Remember: Tell a story that has a beginning, middle, and end. Write from your heart about a life-changing or life-defining experience. Be sure to make your story rich by vividly painting the characters, the setting, and dialogue. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we cannot acknowledge receipt of submissions or provide status updates. If your story is selected for publication, you will be notified by e-mail. Manuscripts will not returned. Authors may submit multiple stories. Before final acceptance, you will receive an agreement that outlines the terms and conditions of publication. All manuscripts selected for publication will be subject to editing.
To Submit Your Story
· Typed submissions are preferred, but we will accept a hand-written submission.
· Each submission must include your contact information, including your full name, mailing address, phone number, and email address, if you have one.
· Each submission also must include a story title and word count.
· Electronic (emailed) submissions are preferred; mailed submissions are acceptable.
Email: In the subject line, cite the story title and the anthology for which the story is intended. Type the story into the body of the email or send an attachment in Microsoft Word. One submission per email.
Mail: You can send more than one story per envelope. Include one self-addressed, postage-paid envelope for each submission. Send only the paper copy of the story; do not send computer disks or CDs. Mail to:
Nurse Stories/Editorial Assistant, Kaplan Publishing, 1 Liberty Plaza, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10006, USA
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