Stories That Talk 2 – Invitation to submit manuscripts.
Stories that Talk, the read-aloud story book produced as part of HEARTLINES’ first phase programme, has been extremely successful. It has been welcomed in homes as a powerful tool for discussing values with children; it has been used by pre-schools, and in primary school assemblies; it has been purchased by libraries; it has been reprinted in all 11 languages and distributed to all primary schools in South Africa by the Department of Education.
In light of this success, HEARTLINES feels that a follow-up story book for use in families and schools is needed. Stories that Talk, the first book, was designed as a read-aloud book, so that it would be mediated by parents, teachers or care-givers. It was aimed at ages 3-8, although we know that it has been used also with older children.
We are now compiling a book for children to read to themselves. Stories that Talk 2 will have a range of stories aimed at children between the ages of 8 and 13.
HEARTLINES invites you to submit a story for consideration for this new compilation. We are looking for
stories about values in action, good stories first and foremost – that show children taking action, individually, with their families, or in groups. HEARTLINES has launched a movement, forgood, which encourages people to take action. See the website www.forgood.co.za. The HEARTLINES vision statement, see final page of this document, will inform our selection of stories.
Please email a covering letter and your story to Sally Howes
Or post it to:
Sally Howes, Watermark Publishing
PO Box 21700, Mayor’s Walk, 3208, South Africa
If you are posting it, include a self-addressed envelope.
Please phone 0027 33 3442478 if you have any further queries.
NB. Please do not consider this a commission – it is merely an invitation to submit a story for consideration. We have sent this invitation to many people, networks of authors and related people throughout the country and beyond – so we will be processing a huge volume of submissions. This means we will unfortunately not have time to provide you with detailed critical feedback on your manuscript – unless it is accepted.