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Monday, July 30, 2007

Call for Submissions: Recipes, Poems and Short Stories

Back in 2002, Linda D. Delgado (Sis Widad) began collecting recipes from friends around the world as well as original short stories, poems, and scriptural references to food. The result was Halal Food, Fun and Laughter, a delightful cookbook that was published early last year.

Sis Widad is compiling a second volume for charity, and she needs new submissions of recipes, short stories, and poetry. This is what she told me she is looking for:

Recipes: original, never been published before. List ingredients and method for making the recipe. If any unusual ingredient is used (something native to their country), please explain below the recipe in a footnote and suggest something similiar that could be used.

Funny food short stories: a funny story that is about eating or preparing food. We all have such cute stories we can think of when cooking with our kids or making a big goof when trying a recipe! Maximum of 500 words. I will edit for spelling and punctuation but won't change the written story.

Funny food poetry: light-hearted poetry about food. A maximum of 32 lines. Any style acceptable.

Contributor Info: The contributor should include their name/city/state and/or country. If they have a website and/or blog, they can include this. This informationwill be included in the book crediting their contribution.

Deadline: August 15th is the deadline for submissions. I will respond to each contributor and advise if I have chosen his/her work for inclusion.

Contributions to the volume are volunteer submissions, and all profits will go to a Muslim food bank. Contributors will receive a volume of the book their work is published in. Send all submissions and queries directly to Sis Widad.

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