Memoir News: A Chance to Be Published

by Matilda Butler on November 10, 2012

catnav-news-active-3Post #84 – Women’s Memoirs, News – Kendra Bonnett and Matilda Butler

Memoir Writers: Remember, Write, Submit

Remember the 1960s and 1970s?

If you remember the sixties, you weren’t really there.

The author of that quote is in dispute (Grace Slick, Robin Williams, and about six others have been proposed as the source), but we’ve probably all heard it. We even know what it means. But that quote aside, many of us do remember the 60s and the 70s. We remember because those years changed us. One or more events or people or experiences during those years became the turning point in our lives that caused us to be the people we are today.

It is stories from those two decades that will be featured in an upcoming anthology being compiled by Kate Farrell, Linda Joy Myers, and Amber Starfire that is tentatively named: Times They Were A’Changing: Women Remember the 60s and 70s.

Do you have a story you’d like included? I recently interviewed Linda Joy Myers to find out about this exciting opportunity for you. Watch the video below to learn more about the anthology and how you can submit your story for consideration. You have about two months — enough time to write your story, polish it, and submit it. All the details are explained in the video.

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Linda Joy Myers November 11, 2012 at

Thanks so much Matilda, for sharing my/our excitement about Times They Were A’Changing contest and anthology! Please submit–there’s still time–prose and poetry welcome, true stories that go beyond witnessing a historical moment, but times that really did change you. Please visit our site for inspiration http://www.timestheywereachanging.com. Have fun dipping into your memories.

Kate Farrell November 11, 2012 at

Thanks, Matilda, for a great interview of our anthology project and to Linda Joy for being the inspiration behind it. I enjoyed it and also love reading the submissions that are coming in, week by week. I hope not everyone will wait to the very last day. Maybe that week between Christmas and New Year’s will be a wonderful window of time to look back at those powerful decades for women and write an insightful piece. We look forward to hearing from you all!

Matilda Butler November 11, 2012 at

Linda Joy — It was such fun interviewing you. I’m excited about your anthology product and know you will get some wonderful stories. Thanks again.

Matilda Butler November 11, 2012 at

Kate: You, Linda Joy and Amber are in the process of putting together a volume of stories that are so important to capture — stories of a time past when change was all around us. Our hats are off to you three for creating this anthology.

sara etgen-baker November 11, 2012 at

Memoir writing has definitely helped me move forward. I’ve learned so much about myself and people in my life through the avenue of memoir writing.

The anthology sounds exciting and I am anxious to complete my entry into the Times They Were A Changing anthology–what a fantastic idea!

Kate Farrell November 12, 2012 at

Hi Sara, I’m so pleased to hear that a submission entry is coming from you! What fun. Can’t wait to read it! Going to be a stimulating book.

margaret federer November 24, 2012 at

I have some insight to living in the 60s and 70s. Tough years for me as a teenager and young woman. I have had the experience of being the victim of incest, by someone who you’d never suspect. Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, admired by all who knew him as a regular church goer and father of six. And the Knights were part of the problem. All of the fathers in this group have had the belief that incest is OK.

Madeline Sharples December 23, 2012 at

I can’t believe I just found out about this. The 60s started a time of huge changes in my life – my 20s. I’ll definitely put something together and submit by January 15. Thanks for the opportunity.
So nice to see your both, Matilda and Linda Joy, together on the video.

Matilda December 23, 2012 at

Margaret: I am saddened by your story — no one should have their childhood taken from them. However, I am glad that you are able to talk and write about this time and her you became a survivor.
-Matilda

Matilda Butler December 23, 2012 at

Madeline:

The 60s altered our lives as the winds of change and progress swept across us at pivotal times. It’s great that you will be submitting to the anthology.
-Matilda

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