New Community Project: What A Woman Is Worth

Posted in: Call For Submissions, Community Projects- Oct 31, 2011 20 Comments

Civitas Press is pleased to announce a new community project called, What A Woman Is Worth.  This community project will be a collection of essays that explore people’s experiences, perspectives, and thoughts on the worth of women and girls in an effort to bring about greater awareness of the cultural endemic that leaves them wounded, to offer catharsis, comfort, and community, and to give affirmation of the inestimable worth of all people. The infectious and lively personality Tamara Lunardo will be leading the project.

Tamara Lunardo

We are looking for real, honest stories of women who have struggled to believe in their own worth and stories that affirm the God-made worth of women and girls. We encourage you to let it all out on the page, and share in detail both the external circumstances and the internal conflicts that arise because of it.  When at all possible show – don’t tell.  Give us the gritty details, the emotions, the conflict, how you felt, how you responded (good and bad), and what you learned, if applicable to your story. Although we rarely censor graphic content or language if it serves the story, we ask that you use discretion. We are NOT looking for self-help essays on solutions, professional opinions, or agendas.

Tamara says, “Even as a woman comfortable in her skin and secure in her faith, I have so often struggled to believe what I’m worth in the face of the world’s blaring messages. By sharing my struggle publicly, I’ve taken an important step away from the oppressive isolation that silence causes and have been blessed to see so many other women join me in exposing the world’s lies and the damage they do us. My desire is that through this project we will continue to take steps toward health and truth and be able to believe more assuredly in our God-given worth.”

Jonathan Brink, publisher at Civitas Press says this about the project, “Tamara approached me about this project and I immediately loved it.  At the root of so many of our fears and doubts is the question of worth.  If we can create a work that inspired women to really discover their worth and inspire other women to do the same, then that’s the type of project we want to publish.

Initial Submissions are due: January 2, 2012.  Publication is targeted for July1, 2012.

For project submission information, authors can go here.

20 Responses to “New Community Project: What A Woman Is Worth”

  1. Reply My Super Big, Super Good News! | Tamara Out Loud says:

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  2. Reply My Super Big, Super Good News! | Tamara Out Loud says:

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  3. Reply Pam Hogeweide says:

    Great project Tamara. Way to go! Look for a submission from me !

  4. Reply Amy Hunt says:

    A-maz-ing how His Grace is so wide! To envelope the stories of many and give voice to the uniqueness He gave them…that’s just so beautiful! Yay you, Tamara, for honoring Him in the *doing*!

    Rich blessings…

  5. Reply Joy Wilson says:

    Good project, Tamara. I’m in!

  6. Reply What Being a Music School Drop-out Taught Me about Writing | Goins, Writer says:

    […] Jeff: This is a guest post by Tamara Lunardo. Tamara is the editor of the upcoming book What a Woman is Worth (now accepting submissions), and a contributor to Not Alone: Stories of Living with Depression. You […]

  7. Reply Cara @ WhimsySmitten says:

    What a beautiful idea. This is, truly, a book that needs to be written.

    I have a specific question regarding contributing a submission that has appeared on a blog previously (can be removed) and whether that is acceptable. Who is the best person to contact directly to discuss my question prior to submitting a contribution for consideration?

  8. Reply Joyce says:

    Wow! Tamara! I just read your blog on Jeff Goins blog. Love this book idea! I hope I can put together something fast! I would love to contribute. I have a friend that I have been counseling, encouraging, and loving on for over a year now who was deeply wounded by abuse. She thinks she is worthless human being and a lot of days would love to just go away – permanently. I pray her through these times. I too have struggled like many with insecurity. However, when I found my worth in Christ I gained this confidence and strength that I had never known before. Can’t wait to share!

    Thanks again! May this bless all the women out there like my friend.

  9. Reply Beth Ellen says:

    If you don’t have enough submissions and are still accepting after the deadline, I have a story to write, but I just heard about it.

  10. Reply Helen Lee says:

    Is there an extension for submissions, out of curiosity?

  11. Reply Factory Punched | Tamára Out Loud says:

    […] work, I’m relieved and delighted to tell you I’ve completed the editing phase of What a Woman is Worth! I’m now onto proofreading, which will be far faster and easier; then I’ll write the […]

  12. Reply I Work Alone (with a Little Help) | My CMS says:

    […] What a Woman is Worth is a book of raw honesty and beautiful redemption that seeks both to expose ways women are caused to disbelieve their worth and to affirm women’s inherent worth as human beings. It is forthcoming from editor Tamára Lunardo and Civitas Press. […]

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