March 17, 2008

Enter the Double Lives Writing Contest!

In May 2008 McGill-Queen’s University Press will publish Double Lives: Writing and Motherhood, an anthology that brings together twenty-two writers who reveal their personal experiences of nurturing children while pursuing the passion to write. Anyone who has lived the life of an artist while raising a family is familiar with the unique challenges and rewards this lifestyle presents. We want to hear your stories. McGill-Queen’s is inviting all parents, mums and dads, who are also artists – writers, visual artists, performing artists – to submit a piece of creative writing, (500 words or less), about your personal experiences as artist / parent. How do you balance parenthood with your artistic practice? Did your work change after you became a parent? Any words of wisdom for other artist parents?

Please email your submission to by 15 April 2008. Five winning entrants will receive a complimentary copy of Double Lives, and have their story posted on the McGill-Queen’s web site.

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