Call for Submissions
gearing up for Earth Day 2011 and we are looking for prose and poetry
that shares nature and nature's gifts with readers of every age.
We'll be publishing Nature's Gifts Anthology in multiple electronic formats, including iPad, Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Sony, and formatted PDF.
Submissions will be judged by a panel of three judges, both Vanilla Heart Publishing staff members and contracted editors. Authors whose pieces are selected will be notified by February 25, 2011.
All selected contributors will receive a PDF copy of the ebook, a full sheet of bookmarks to copy and use with their own name highlighted, a small gift, and will also be promoted on our Website, and on Facebook and Xanga blogs, receive the link to all the MP3 excerpts with their bios, a BookBuzzr widget to share and display, and will be invited to participate in the Vanilla Heart Publishing Earth Day 2011 Celebrations.
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The contributors have been selected, and we are thrilled with the quality and variety of prose and poetry for our first annual Nature’s Gifts anthology. More than twenty pieces, from haiku to villanelles, from essays to short stories, will delight nature lovers everywhere. Take a walk in a garden or hike in a national park. Reflect on the moon. Learn something new. Laugh—and cry—with our writers as they discover the beauty, the joys, and the raw power of nature.
The Nature Conservancy will receive a donation of 50 percent of the profits for every book sold in both print and e-book editions for one year. Dedicated to protecting our rapidly vanishing natural environment, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 117 million acres of land in 28 countries.
The selected poets and authors are:
Anderson Douglas G.
Sam Cash Chelle
Fanick jeglaze S. Kelley
Houff Victoria Howard
Leah Mooney Thom Newnham Deanne Quarrie Connie Spittler
Smoky Trudeau Kimberlee Williams Scott Zeidel
About Our Contributors
Chelle Cordero is a
multi-published romantic-suspense and mystery writer with Vanilla Heart Publishing.
She was previously published in the Vanilla Heart Publishing With Arms Wide
Open and the Mandinam Press Forever Friends anthologies. She lives
writes about the interconnected threads of flora, fauna, and environment. She
is the author of The Desert Eternal, a collection of nature essays, and
her work has appeared in The Art of Living, A Practical Guide to Being Alive
and What Wilderness is This anthologies. She lives in
Deanne Quarrie is a
spiritual mentor and author of four books. Poetry is her first love, especially
when written about images captured in her camera. She is the founder of Global
Goddess, a worldwide organization open to all women who honor the divine
feminine. She currently teaches online through
Donna Henes is an internationally renowned urban shaman, eco-ceremonialist, ritual expert, award-winning author, syndicated columnist, popular speaker, and workshop leader whose joyful celebrations of celestial events have introduced ancient traditional rituals and contemporary multicultural, nondenominational ceremonies to millions of people in more than one hundred cities since 1972. She has published four books, a CD, and an acclaimed quarterly journal. She currently writes for the Huffington Post and UPI (United Press International) Religion and Spirituality Forum, as well as a monthly e-zine. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, maintains a ceremonial center, spirit shop, ritual practice and consultancy in Exotic Brooklyn, New York.
Douglas G. Campbell
is a professor of art at
jeglaze writes from
his home on the plains of
Kathi Anderson was
raised by a large extended family in rural southern
Kimberlee Williams enjoys
travel to exotic and unique places, experiencing different cultures. Throughout
her travels, she’s worked as a banana plantation cook, counted endangered frogs
in the rain forests of
Leah Mooney writes, works
and plays in rural
Lisa Mayers Houff
remembers the moment her love of writing began in the fifth grade, thanks to a
wonderful teacher who inspired her students to use their imaginations when
creating stories. When Lisa is not writing, she is enjoying photography,
cooking, home decorating, and attempts gardening. She lives in
Malcolm R. Campbell
is the author of two novels, Jock Stewart and the Missing Sea of Fire
and The Sun Singer, both from Vanilla Heart Publishing. During the
summers of 1963 and 1964 he worked as a bellman at Many Glacier Hotel in
Robert Hays has been
a newspaper reporter, public relations writer, magazine editor, and university
professor and administrator. A native of
S. Kelley Harrell is
an author, columnist, and neoshaman in
Sam Cash is a writer based
Scott Zeidel teaches
music at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut,
Smoky Trudeau is the
author of the recently released Observations of an Earth Mage, a
collection of prose, poetry, and photographs celebrating the beauty and
splendor of the natural world. She is also the author of two novels, Redeeming
Grace and The Cabin, as well as two nonfiction books on writing, all
from Vanilla Heart Publishing. She is the host of a monthly radio program on
Blog Talk Radio, “Write Well With Smoky Trudeau.” An ardent outdoorswoman with
a deep reverence for nature, she lives in
Thom Newnham was born
and raised in