Call for Entries!
About Time Publishing would like to announce Jimmie Harvey and Friends' upcoming book:
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Once again, it is time to start thinking about Jimmie Harvey & Friends’ upcoming holiday publication for the 2018 season. For more than a decade now we have been growing our list of family and friends who enjoy contributing a bit of their creativity every year. Our annual publication has evolved from a saddle-stitched 48-page black and white book to over 160 pages of full color in a hardbound volume.
At first it was a poetry book, containing a few poems by family members. But as friends and family gained interest, we started adding some photos and drawings and even a couple of essays. Over the years we have reached out and encouraged our friends to participate. We designed our book to include all types of creative ideas from poetry to art, with outstanding results!
I am always pleased at the original ideas submitted. Our contributors aren’t necessarily recognized professionals. Most have never been published before. But that stuff doesn’t matter. We know that there are many talented individuals with a story or a photo or some other form of creative expression worthy of sharing. Just take a look at our past books (left).
We are looking forward to publishing the 2018 issue, entitled Go Ahead & Laugh! This year our goal is to encourage a few new folks to submit their creative ideas. We would like to reach 200 pages this year for the best book ever.
The deadline for submissions will be Thanksgiving weekend Sunday, November 25, 2018. Hopefully, this gives plenty of time for our contributors to come up with some good material, and maybe to even encourage some friends to participate.
This publication is not intended to make a profit. It is simply a cooperative effort from a lot of good folks to work on a fun project. We don’t pay for submissions, but we offer a free (including postage) hard-bound copy to each contributor upon completion of the work in early December. Additional copies will be available at a nominal cost.
These books make great gifts at Christmas. It is a way to preserve a piece of yourself for others to share and enjoy. There is no cost to participate and no obligation to buy additional books.
As the project develops, I will be sending out periodic electronic proofs to all contributors so they may check out the way their work will appear beforehand. I will be open to suggestions for ways to improve the final outcome.
The guidelines are simple:
1. Send me your contributions in any format. Submissions can be electronic files (preferred) or hard copy. I can work with most computer programs. Also I am proficient at digitizing (scanning) and adjusting color photos for optimum results.
2. The title “Go Ahead & Laugh” suggests the theme. However, we are open to all types of submissions, including serious essays and other types of creative endeavors. We do ask that you keep in mind that this is a family book. We reserve the right to edit as we see fit.
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