NY-based writer/editor Amy Goldwasser is looking for entries from teenage girls for a book of essays she’s editing called Bloody Red Heart.
The idea for this book came when Goldwasser was at Seventeen Magazine and persisted as she realized that teens’ interminable texting is not just creating a nation of people who can’t talk to each other — it is also creating a highly literate culture of young people who are comfortable with the written word.
Why not harness that comfort in a book that does more than provide an “oral history” of teen girls in America?
Goldwasser tells FBLA: I’ve spent six months of my own time, no pay at all, putting together this bookâ€”because I believe in the girls and have been blown away by their writing. I received almost 800 essays from my last call, in March, from nearly every state in the US and including Iraq, Israel, Bahrain, Japan, India, England, the Netherlands.”
But she’s gotten precious few from LA. So make this Bring Your Daughter to Blog Day and have her click on this link to learn the rules and submit entries by Dec. 19.
To get an idea of what Goldwasser is looking for (i.e. everything and anything), here is an e-mail she sent out, asking for friends’ to text their favorite 13-year-olds and drum up interest: