THE PERPETUAL CHILD
An Adult Adoptee Anthology
ABOUT: "Adoptees are viewed as perpetual children, with views easily dismissed as 'angry,' 'ungrateful,' or 'bitter,' especially if our views are politicized, raced, or consider the woman who gave birth to us."Jane Joeng Trenka (2005)
In the novel An-Ya and Her Diary, by Diane René Christian, the main character, An-Ya, is frozen in literary time. An-Ya will forever remain a pre-teen adoptee. But what happens to real adoptees when they grow up? How are adoptees affected and impacted by the stereotype of the “perpetual child”?
CALL FOR ENTRIES: The AN-YA Project is accepting submissions of all literary genres related to the theme of the adoptee as “The Perpetual Child”. Contributors must be adult adoptees.
SUMBISSION PROCESS: Submission Deadline extended . Please include a brief bio and contact information with submission. Submit via email to co-editor Diane René Christian @ dianechristian @live.com (remove space) Writers of accepted submissions will be notified by September 30, 2013. $100 provided for each accepted piece to be published world-wide in The Perpetual Child: An Adult Adoptee Anthology. Book will be available via print & ebook.
MORE INFO: This anthology will be co-edited by Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston, BSW & Diane René Christian and published via the AN-YA Project. Visit the AN-YA Project website anyadiary.com
Edited To Add:
We are seeking powerful, thought provoking and innovative literary work that explores the adoptee theme of The Perpetual Child. All genres—fiction & non-fiction.
There is no word count limit. However, we will be very limited in the amount of short pieces we can accept.PREVIOUS CONTRIBUTORS TO THE AN-YA PROJECT: Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., Lee Herrick, Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston, BSW, Jennifer Bao Yu "Precious Jade" Jue-Steuck, Susan Branco Alvarado, MA Ed, LPC, Matthew Salesses, Phoebe Peachment & Sabrina Orlins.