Hi, you lovely, big-hearted Readers,
I was Gobsmacked at the volume of personal emails I recieved from you, telling me how much Judy Blume has meant to you, and how pivotal she has been to your (and so many of our) growing-up years. So often she’s been a steady, reassuring voice whispering in the dark.
A friend of mine, Kim and I were talking yesterday about Judy Blume, and we thought it would be so interesting and beautiful to hear the stories/memories/humorous anecdotes about Judy’s work and what it meant to you, as a young woman, navigating that twisting and hard road between girl and womanhood.
Also rich territory for exploration: what does Judy’s work mean to you now that you are a parent yourself? What truths still resonate for you?
Our ultimate goal is to compile an anthology in her honor, full of colorful, vibrant voices. A book chock-full of writing by women (or men!) who have heartfelt and honest things to say. #JudyBlumeProject
Submissions can run the gamut format-wise: letters, imaginary conversations, vignetttes, confessions, funny stories, slice-of-life tales…we want them all!
More submission details/guidelines forthcoming, so get your inspiration on!
Dana and Kim