Thursday, February 12, 2009

Writing Contest for Librarians and Booksellers

We are soliciting entries from booksellers and librarians for a version of Ecco’s State By State: A Panoramic Portrait of America edited by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey.

If you are a bookseller or librarian, please
send us your essay about any state you desire, and we’ll pick the best and publish all-bookseller and all-librarian regional versions in paperback in the next year, with a percentage of the proceeds going to American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression.

About 2,500 words and by Word doc by
email only.
Deadline: March 1, 2009.

Take a look at some of the pieces in the book now to see the flavor of what we’re looking for, okay? As you’ll see, some authors once lived in the state they wrote about, or do now, but some were sent to the state for a first, fresh look. We don’t think you'll have time for the latter, but really, anything goes. Likewise, we're open to pieces about parts of larger states.

NOTE: These are NOT about bookstore or library life; you’re Jane or John Citizen on this, but of course, working in the book life as part of the piece would be more than fine.

Questions? Just send us an

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