Monday, July 11, 2011

35 < 35: A Book for and By Dharma Practitioners

An ongoing open submission project by Shambhala Publications with a chance at publication! All entires due by November 1, 2011.

This is a call for writings from Buddhist practitioners under the age of 35 on what it’s like to live the dharma every day. Shambhala Publications, one of the world’s pre-eminent publishers of dharma books, is putting a call out for personal essays (or poems, screenplays, short stories) of up to 1250 words (approximately 5 double-spaced pages).

The vast majority of current dharma books are written by people over the age of 50, which is not a problem–people of experience have important things to say. But so do those of us who are at the beginning of our path, who are face to face with Beginner’s Mind.

It is time for new voices to arise. A new generation is trying to bring its wisdom and practices to bear in a changing world with the aspiration to live a life of creativity, compassion, and service. We want to hear the voice of that new generation—your voice.

Submit your work to Shambhala Publications, home to Pema Chödrön, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, Chögyam Trungpa, Ken Wilber, and many more. All accepted entries will be posted to a special section of our website dedicated to this project and promoted to Shambhala’s 50,000+ mailing list. Thirty-five essays will be chosen to be published in a digital and/or print book.

Get more information here.

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