Class Matters has extended its deadline for submitting to their anthology, tentatively named Caviar, Coupons and College, to June 1st.
I, for one, am glad because the essay I started really fizzled out. Won't you consider writing something too? I'd be happy to edit your work if you want.
From their website:
CAVIAR, COUPONS AND COLLEGE:
STORIES ACROSS THE CLASS SPECTRUM (working title)
· When was the first time you realized what class you grew up in?
· What were some of the strengths you got from your class experience? What were some of the limitations?
· What stereotypes about your class were or weren't true for you? What class stereotypes did you most worry about embodying?
· Is there class tension between you and family members, friends, co-workers, or community?
· Tell us about an "a-ha" moment in the development of your class consciousness.
SHARE YOUR CLASS STORY
Class Action, a national non-profit working for economic justice and to "inspire action to end classim," is putting together an anthology of personal stories from across the class spectrum, and is calling for submissions in the hope of furthering our collective dialogue about class. We especially encourage voices from groups that have been marginalized.
Submissions should be from 1,000 to 2,500 words, and include a brief one paragraph biography about you, the author.
Please email submissions to Pete Redington at predington @ classism.org or send them to Class Action, P.O. Box 350, Hadley, MA 01035
Include your submission in the body of the email, and write "anthology submission" in the subject line.
Submissions will be accepted through June 1, 2009.
To download a Word flyer to distribute, click here.