>Just saw an announcement about Growing Up Girl: An Anthology of Voices from Marginalized Spaces, edited by Michelle Sewelle. She is publishing it under her press, Girlchild Press, this month. Check it out here: http://www.girlchildpress.com/.

Calls for Writing
Seal Press is publishing an anthology about women travelling solo. Deadline is May 15, 2006. Get the details here: http://www.sealpress.com/submissions/index.html

Another opportunity is the upcoming anthology, Cornrows, Double-Dutch, & Black Girl Blues:Words and Images of Black Girlhood in America Photos by Delphine Fawundu-Buford, Edited by Ibi Aanu Zoboi.

The editor seeks submissions that speak to the experience of the black girl aged 7 through 12 in America. Currently, this is a closed invitation to women who either work closely with young black girls or writers who can contribute an intriguing memoir. Once we have secured a publisher, an open call will be sent out to young girls across the country to submit short poems.

Deadline is April 15, 2006. The call is much longer than what I’ve posted here. To submit or get more details, email the editor at: BlackGirlBlues@gmail.com.

Who’s really struggling?
The Oscar pimp song controversy isn’t over. Jill Nelson has a commentary about the song and hip hop culture in general at Nia Online. I’m really tired of the glorification of pimping – so hats off to Jill for being grown up (as always) about it.

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