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Girls on growing up

I am currently attempting to gather articles for a book I would like to compile on the topic of growing up female. Although there are many books like this out there at first glance, this book is going to be different because it’s going to be completely honest. There will be no “how to put on makeup” guides or “how to get a boy to like you” advice articles. What I’m looking for is a collection of stories and advice columns by real girls and women of all ages. ***Anyone who identifies as a female is welcome to submit to this collection.*** Also, if you identify as male but feel you have something to say on the topic of girls/women/growing up female, then I'd be glad to read over your submission and consider using it in the collection.

I’m not sure if this will go anywhere, but I think that there are a lot of unique individuals out there with something to say, and this anthology will provide girls to find out what it’s really like to live in the world. Although at the moment I am looking for just about anything, I will include a few questions/topics to get you started. Please feel free to submit poetry, works of non-fiction, Q+A columns, statistics (make sure to provide where they came from), etc. I just want this book to be raw, moving and most of all, real. So if you’ve got something to say—anything to say—about growing up female, type away and send your submissions to [**Please do not post email addresses**] -- There will be no pay (unless somehow or other this happens to get published), and I’m honestly not even sure where this is going—but at the least I will be compiling all the stories on a website for girls around the world to read.

Some suggested topics to write on…

Body image, Commercialism/ the media, suicide, cutting, high school, middle school, peer pressure, drinking, drugs, fitting in, -not fitting in, college, jobs, boys, girls, sexuality, sex, online, movies/tv that have effected the way you see the world, news, politics, gender, race, religion, “when I was young,” other decades, growing up in the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s… etc. As I said before, anything goes. Hopefully what you send in will help me figure out exactly where I’m going with this.

Just talk to me- in writing.

Once again, please send your submissions as Word attachments or direct e-mails to [**Please do not post email addresses**] Include your name (note if you would like it to be kept anonymous), age, location (country is fine if you do not want to get specific), and a brief bio or any other information you’d like to be included with your piece.

I look forward to receiving your work!

[**As per guidelines, please do not post your email address- we want to keep our users as safe as possible, and we have no control over the type of people who could email you. Thanks.**]

<edit by Lucky1402 & Daydreamer24>

[This message has been edited by Daydreamer24 (edited 12-17-2002).]

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Hey, playing.

With calls for submissions, I need the information sent to me first before it is posted at the boards, including info on what you're doing about release forms and legalities, your full legal name and contact information, etc.

In general, most solicitations for submissions for non-specific projects aren't going to be okay at Scarleteen.

But if you want to send me all the info, I can look it over and see if it passes muster.

Heather Corinna
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I would actually like to contribute to this if it goes ahead, so if there is any development can you post another message or something? thanx
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Oh, I'm very sorry Miz Scarlet-- I just had a random inspiration the other day to collect self-esteem boosting stories to put on a website and eventually try to get published if enough people sent in stories. I definitely didn't mean to break board rules and I will not post any submission requests again.
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playingbyheart, you can post submission requests, but you *MUST* get them cleared by MizS first. Email her at . The precaution is to keep spammers or people with foul intentions away.

for the record, i think yours is a lovely idea, so good luck with that. and merry whatever you're celebrating!

Correlation does not equal causation.

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