Write about your life for Tangled Roots...we want your story in our next book!
Following on from the first, highly successful book, we are now seeking submissions for the next volume of Tangled Roots: True-Life Tales of Mixed and Multi-Racial Families.
We want your true stories/memoir/true-life tales, as well as your family pictures and your memories.
There are millions of mixed race households in the UK, but little published writing about what life is like for mixed families, or how there came to be so many. To fill this gap, Tangled Roots will be publishing a second volume of true stories about mixed lives.
We are also looking for photographs, anecdotes and stories for our new website.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE MIXED RACE - ANYBODY WITH EXPERIENCE OF MULTI-RACIAL/ETHNIC HOUSEHOLDS CAN SUBMIT. If you support the idea of Tangled Roots, then your contribution is as important as anyone else's.
Bernardine Evaristo MBE ('Mr Loverman') and Charlotte Williams ('Sugar and Slate@) are already commissioned to write for this collection. Your work will appear alongside theirs and that of other renowned writers. Also, if published in the collection, you will be paid for your contribution.
- What do we want? Short (up to 2,000 words) pieces of memoir, autobiography and true-life tales sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cut and pasted into the email – no attachments please.
- When do we want it? By April 30th 2015 to be considered for inclusion in the next book, but at any time for the website.
- Who do we want it by? ANYONE who has experience of mixed race families in the UK.
- NB We are aware that definitions of race and religion can sometimes overlap, therefore we welcome stories where religious tensions has/can form a significant barrier to personal relationships.
This is a chance say what you REALLY feel about race and mixture – we are open-minded about subject matter. For detailed submission Guidelines please see www.tangledroots.org.uk You can also read previously-published stories here and get writing hints and tips.