This is not commercial fishing-related, but it is of interest. I found it listed on a couple of my favorite sites. It is a call for a story submission. It has a quick deadline (12/15/07) but is a good opportunity. Write a story, send it off and see what happens. You won’t know until you try. Good luck!
For Adams Media’s new Hero series, we seek fifty 850-1400 word true stories no later than DECEMBER 15, 2007. We pay $100 per story (one per volume), plus a copy of the book, and we will also award three prizes $100, $75, and $50 for the top three stories—and a free copy of the published book. A summary of what we want, formatting requirements, and story tips follows. Please follow them carefully. Also, please click here and carefully review all the text under: “Hero Series Guidelines” where sample stories are available.
My Mom Is My Hero
Being a mother often proves the most difficult, and the most important, job in the world; one that includes conflict but also brings rich—albeit often unspoken—rewards. In this anthology, we seek to honor real-life mothers and, therefore, want inspiring, true, personal stories that speak to the challenges, ultimately positive experiences, and extraordinary relationships between mothers and their children (mothers of all ages, i.e., grandmothers count). The majority of stories in this collection will be written from the adult child’s point of view, but it is also acceptable to submit third person stories by authors who have intimate knowledge of the mother and her children. Also a woman who served as a mother figure, who played a significant role, or who performed a heroic deed may also be honored. Heroic deeds range from rescuing a child from physical peril to holding down a steady job and raising children with exceptional values or work ethics. As we will print very few stories focused on illness or dying, we encourage authors to choose another time that illustrates your mother’s unique character, drive, strength, dedication, tenderness, generosity, intelligence, humor, etc. Bring your mother to life on the page and show the world why she is worthy of accolades.
Deadline: December 15, 2007