Did the holidays see you making some of your favorite foods from childhood? The ones you remember your mother or grandmother making, year after year? And when you tasted them, did you feel all the years of connection sliding together, resulting in one perfect madeleine (or cookie or roast duck or chocolate pie) of a memory? Food has such a powerful connection to "roots" -- whether the roots of family, or the specific tastes of a particular place -- it's a topic that's perfectly ripe for storytelling, and, therefore, BlogHer's next ebook.CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Yes, that's right: BlogHer is announcing its next e-book project, in partnership with Open Road Media! ROOTS: Where Food Comes From & Where It Takes Us. We invite you to submit your post for publication, and be a part of this delicious journey to places familiar and far-flung!
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This all-blogger e-book will be released in early June -- just in time for the BlogHer Food '13 conference in Austin, TX on June 7-8 -- by our partners, Open Road, who published BlogHer's very first e-book, The BlogHer Voices of the Year: 2012Categories
- FAMILY: Your personal roots and traditions
- LOCAL: Discovering the foodways where you live
- HISTORY: Cooking's roots and culinary history
- TRAVEL: Exploring other cultures through food
This book will not be a cookbook -- though we expect to publish a handful or so of fine recipes. It's more a love story about food, a collection of great writing, thinking and photography about the roots of specific meals, the memories that food triggers, what is preserved about a culture in its recipes, how food and cooking are tied to travels, as well as the roots we call home.The Particulars
Entries will be chosen for publication by the BlogHer editorial team. We will pay $50 for each accepted post.
Submissions can NOT be recipes alone. If you want to submit a recipe, it is because it tells a "roots" story related to one of the above topic areas, and we ask that you include a headnote or accompanying text of at least 250 words. Recipe submissions that don't meet this requirement will not be considered.
When you submit the piece, please include the category name (i.e. Family, Local, History, Travel) along with the title. We may change categories based on the total submissions we receive, but it will help us know how to think about your piece.
You must be the copyright holder (i.e. writer or artist) of all works you submit. Feel free to submit as many works as you like.
You can create something new to submit, or send us something you've already run on your blog, or a hybrid.
It's likely that posts will be edited for the book, so you'll hear from us to work together on the edits if we pick your submission.We will give notice regarding submissions' acceptance/decline on or before March 8.
Deadline for submission: Midnight, Monday, Feb 18
ADDITIONAL E-BOOK NEWS: Thank you to all of you who submitted your brave, bold and lovely (and yes, sexy) stories for Racy, Sexy, Saucy: Women Write Desire! I am sorry to report that it turns out this community is a bit more shy than we thought! We did not garner enough submissions this time around to produce a book. (Who says that bloggers tell all??) A heartfelt thanks to those of you who contributed submissions; we loved reading them! And we encourage you to submit them elsewhere.
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