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TAKE ACTION! Publishing, a subsidiary of Create-A-Book Baltimore,

(1) helps aspiring and seasoned authors use online resources to print Christian-themed works of fiction and non-fiction; and

(2) helps individuals and organizations document their stories of challenge and/or triumph in taking action against social, environmental, and economic injustices.

TAKE ACTION! Publishing is in hiatus until 2016. We will post new submission guidelines in 2016!

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December 13, 2014 - Baltimore, MD

Call for Submissions: Short Creative Essays (250 - 2,500 words) written by Adult Educators


TAKE ACTION! Publishing (http://www.takeactionpublishing.com/) is seeking short creative essays (250 - 2,500 words) written by educators who have worked within the last five years as part-time and/or full-time Pre-GED and/or GED instructors of native English speakers (aged 18 years or older).

Educators can submit 250 - 2,500 word creative essays on one of the following themes:



  • Funniest stories - creative essays should describe or explain one of your funniest classroom experiences as an ABE, Pre-GED or GED instructor of Native English speaking adults (aged 18 or older);




  • Inspirational stories - creative essays should describe or explain one of your most inspirational experiences as an ABE, Pre-GED or GED instructor of Native English speaking adults (aged 18 or older); or




  • Horror stories - creative essays should describe or explain a challenge or disappointment you faced as an ABE, Pre-GED or GED instructor of Native English speaking adults (aged 18 or older).


    Submission Guidelines:
    All submissions should include the following information:
    (1) A cover page that includes the title of the creative essay and identifies the theme the creative essay addresses (SEE DESCRIPTION OF THE THREE THEMES ABOVE). The cover page should also include the educator's name or the word, Anonymous - to indicate that the educator wishes to conceal his/her name if his/her creative essay is selected for publication. The cover page must include the educator's email address, the educator's telephone number, and the educator's mailing address. The cover page should not have a page number;
    (2) A 250 - 2,500 creative essay typed in 12-point, black font and double-spaced. The educator's name and email address should be included on each page. Please insert page numbers on the first page of the creative essay. Thus, the first page after the cover page of the creative essay should read Page 1.


    Please email lpinder@thetakeactionnetwork.com submissions by 11:59 p.m. on March 30, 2015.


    Purpose of Submissions:

    Select submissions will be included in a series of anthologies scheduled for release in 2012. Educators whose submissions are accepted for publication in an anthology will not receive monetary compensation. However, they will receive(1) name recognition; (2) the option of including their bio and/or background information regarding their adult education programs in the anthology; and (3) an invitation to speak at the press event for the anthology.

    Educators whose submissions are accepted for publication in an anthology will be able to purchase copies of the anthology with their submissions at a discounted rate. Additionally, educators whose submissions are accepted for publication in an anthology will have the option to sell the anthology as a fundraiser for an ABE/Pre-GED/GED program of their choosing.

    Please No Telephone Calls. Email inquiries ONLY! For more details, email Lynn Pinder at lpinder@thetakeactionnetwork.com. Please type "Adult Educator Submission Question" in Subject line.