Vignettes: Episodic Tales of in the Lives of Strangers

Farris Lee Francis and Sylvia C. McPherson seek contributors for their first collection of essays centred on the struggles, pain, love, despair, and destruction which creates the human experience. The editors have extensive background in social science, women and gender studies, and African American studies.

Their book is entitled Vignettes: Episodic Tales in the Lives of Strangers. The collection of essays will focus on the true stories of total dejection and anguish as well as stories of survival and redemption. This collection aims to draw on the connectivity of people and the importance of memories (good and bad). The editors are interested in essays focusing on various aspects of the human struggle and resurrection—such an analysis would provide readers, among others, with a snapshot into the human experience as a case study.
Additional themes and topics may include:
o True love; true love deferred; unrequited love
o Transitions: Gender and/or sexual reassignment; coming out/staying in
o satire; pop culture
o Short stories
o Ethnography
o Biographical/autobiographical works

Complete essays of approximately 20-25 double-spaced pages or proposals of approximately 350 words must be submitted before July 2, 2016, but acceptance into the collection will be based on completed essays submitted by September 5, 2016. Include contact information and academic affiliation, if any. Please title the e-mail subject line of the proposal “Vignettes” when e-mailing the attachment.

CFP Released: March 21, 2016
Notification will be no later than July 3, 2016
First Complete Draft due: September 5, 2016
The editors plan to submit the complete manuscript by January 11, 2017.
Estimated publication date: August 2017

Prospective contributors may send proposals or complete essays to:
leefrancis12@gmail.com

Farris Lee Francis M.A.
Maj. Sylvia C. McPherson Ed.M (Ret)

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