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the faith tones
Most of us can recall a disastrous haircut or ill-considered hairdo — and sometimes a good hair day or two. We want to hear about your post-traumatic tress or Breck-girl bragging in a poem or story (fiction or nonfiction), and invite you to submit your work to our MY MANE MEMORIES Poetry and Prose Series.

PROMPT: Tell us about a time when your hair sticks out in your memory (or just sticks out) in a poem (any reasonable length) or prose piece (300 words or fewer).

WHAT: Submissions can be original or previously published poems or prose. You retain all rights to your work and give Silver Birch Press permission to publish the piece on social media and in a potential print edition.

WHEN: We’ll feature the poems and prose in the Silver Birch Press MY MANE MEMORIES Poetry and Prose Series on our blog starting in February 2016 . We’ll also feature the work on Twitter and Facebook.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Email one poem or prose piece to as an MSWord attachment — and in the same file include your name, contact info (including email address), one-paragraph author’s bio (written in third person), and any notes about your creative process or thoughts about your piece. Please put all this information in one MSWord document and title the file with your last name (and only your last name). Write “Mane” in subject line of email. If available, please send a photo of yourself (crazy haircuts and hairstyles encouraged) and provide a caption for the photo (when, where).


To help everyone understand our submission requirements, we’ve prepared the following checklist.

1. Send ONE MS Word document TITLED WITH YOUR LAST NAME (e.g. Smith.doc or Jones.docx).

2. In the same MS Word document, include your contact information (name, mailing address, email address).

3. In the same MS Word document, include an author’s bio, written in the third person (e.g., Dolly Parton lives in Dollyville, Tennessee…”).

4. In the same MS Word document, include a note about your poem/prose or creative process (this is optional — but encouraged).

5. In the same MS Word document, include a caption for your photo (including where, when and/or date taken).

6. If available, send a photo of yourself at any age as a SEPARATE jpg attachment (not in the MS Word document). Title the photo with your last name (e.g., Jones.jpg).

7. Email to — and put MANE in the subject line.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, February 29, 2016

PHOTO: Singing group The Faith Tones pictured on their 1964 album cover.