Tuesday, August 05, 2008

hey ladies!

Don't you want to be considered a published author? For those of you already carrying this distinction, don't you want to be a published author that writes about the first time she* got her period?

Some friends of mine are putting together a book, called Congratulations, You're a Woman Now! which will be a collection of short(ish) essays by women concerning this topic. I of course will be submitting my own story because I find it quite funny (spoiler: I do use the phrase "I'm a woman now" when telling my mom) but I want all you ladies out there to submit as well. To quote the editors,

A woman’s first period is a universal rite of passage. While it can be horrifying when it happens, it often becomes heartwarming or humorous when we look back at it years later... When will we overcome the stigma that surrounds menstruation and start looking at the humor that’s in so many of our stories?

Details here:


Start writing! You only have til September 1 !!!

*Sorry boys. You can still be published, just not in this book.


Suzanne said...

Thanks for the plug!!!

I know this sounds weird, but I wouldn't rule guys out entirely. If a transgender person has a story to share, we'd love to receive it. Or if a dad or brother or partner has something interesting to say about the woman/women in his life, that'd be awesome.

super des said...

Oh I didn't even think about that angle. Everyone is welcome!

Alex Elliot said...

Thanks for the shout out, Des!

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