SHOW&Tell

SHOW&Tell~

Submission Guidelines 

Telling Our Stories Press seeks raw, close to the bone visual and literary memoir for our new short memoir project:

SHOW&Tell

At TOSP, we are always seeking to push the structural boundaries to create memoir-art. We are seeking memoir that enlightens and connects with the audience with depth and sincerity. We are looking for pieces that employ various literary and visual devices that tell your story true and bold, and with originality. 

For literary memoir submissionswe hope that you consider shaping narratives while using different creative writing techniques (open letters, lists, images, poetry, dialogues, etc.). 

For visual memoir submissions, we are looking for all forms of visual storytelling that can be formatted for print publications. Your visual narratives can take the form of narrative photography, photographic portraits (of self and others), collage, graphic memoir, illustrations (sketches, cartoons, etc.), still images (from video), visual artwork (images of paintings, sculpture, etc.), and multimedia of varying forms.

For our current memoir project, we are seeking submissions to:

  1. SHOW        =          Visual Memoir; OR
  2. TELL           =          Literary Memoir; OR
  3. SHOW&Tell =          Both Visual & Literary Memoir

As with all of our projects our guiding mantra remains:

  • Tell us a story of your life, and tell us who you are because of it...

To submit visual or literary memoir or a combination thereof, please follow the guidelines below:

I. SHOW = Visual Memoir

Submit your visual memoir in 1 - 5 images. Submit one, or a series of images that tell your story.

Your Visual Memoir can be images that consist of various forms of visual media including for example:

All forms of photography, including narrative photography, photographic portraits (of self and others), photo-collage, still images (from video); and graphic memoir, illustrations (sketches, cartoons, etc.), visual artwork (collage, images of paintings, sculpture, etc.), and multimedia of varying forms.

Only a title is required for your visual memoir; however, captions are welcomed. If you would like to contextualize your visual entry with a caption, each of your images may be accompanied by text of up to 100 words. For clarity, please indicate the text associated with the accompanying image.

 

II. TELL = Literary Memoir

For TELL, submit literary memoir (TEXT ONLY SUBMISSION) of 100 words to up to 7 pages of prose and/or poetry. (Page count based on standard margins with 12 pt font, double spaced text (poetry may be single spaced).

 

III. SHOW & Tell = Both Visual & Literary Memoir

As we are always seeking memoir of varying form, for SHOW&Tell seeks pieces combined of both written and visual components. 

1. Literary Component (TELL):

Your Literary Short Memoir should be 100 words and up to 7 pages 

(Page count based on standard margins with 12 pt font, double spaced text; (poetry may be single spaced).

2. Visual Component (SHOW):

Submit your visual memoir in 1 - 5 images. Submit one ,or a series of images that tell your story.

Your Visual Memoir can be images that consist of various forms of visual media including for example:

All forms of photography, including narrative photography, photographic portraits (of self and others), photo-collage, still images (from video); and graphic memoir, illustrations (sketches, cartoons, etc.), visual artwork (collage, images of paintings, sculpture, etc.), and multimedia of varying forms.

Only a title is required for your visual memoir; however, captions are welcomed. If you would like to contextualize your visual entry with a caption, each of your images may be accompanied by text of up to 100 words. For clarity, please indicate the text associated with the accompanying image.

 

FINE PRINT:

Submission Fee

The Submission Fee for SHOW&Tell is $22.00.

We accept multiple submissions.

As a small press, we require submission fees to assist us with operational costs, and we appreciate your payment.

        However, if your financial circumstances prohibit such --causing you NOT to share your story-- 

       please complete the Submission Fee Waiver when prompted for your payment. 

       At Telling Our Stories Press we value the art of the story and want to facilitate, rather than

       hamper the process...

Copyright

Authors retain all rights to their work, and upon publication provide Telling Our Stories Press the right to publication.

If your submission is accepted for publication, you give us permission to publish the entirety or portions of your work in electronic (web-based and eBook format) or print publications by Telling Our Stories Press in subsequent anthology collections and/or chapbook series.

We accept simultaneous submissions. Please be sure that you have appropriate rights to your work in the event that your work is selected for electronic (web-based and eBook format) and/or print publication by Telling Our Stories Press.

Publication Notification 

SHOW&Tell is currently accepting rolling submissions. If your submission is selected for publication, we will notify you (via the email provided), and your work will not be published without prior notification and permission.

Compensation

All authors selected for publication will receive a print and eBook copy of the publication; and, at least 40% off on orders of the publication featuring your work. 

All Telling Our Stories Press authors also receive discounts on TOSP publications. 

Questions/Comments:

If you have further questions, feel free to email your inquiries to:

info@tellingourstoriespress.com

 

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