September 22nd, 2014

Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Yesterday's Dreams, Author

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - The Big Fat Wonderful World of CJ Henderson

Call for submissions: The Big Fat Wonderful World of CJ Henderson


Important note: This is a for-the-love project. Any profits will be donated to CJ's family.

What we are looking for: 500 to 2000 word accounts of a moment in CJ Henderson’s life. This can be in the form of a story, poem, or essay. We want the width, breadth, and depth of this multi-leveled man. We want his youthful shenanigans and his more recent war stories. Tell us that memory that gets you in the gut. That makes you laugh every time you think of them, or that brings a tear to your eye in spite of yourself. Tell us about how he touched your life. Do not worry if you are not a natural-born writer. We will work with the contributors to polish all entries.

We don’t want dry facts or mournful reactions to his passing, there are enough of those already at hand. Let’s celebrate this bigger-than-life raconteur…Father…Friend…Mentor…All-around Great Guy.

This book is for him as much as it is for you so let’s make it great.

If you have photographs or other images we would love those as well, as long as you hold the rights to their use. Please, nothing that violates copyright or license. If you have done artwork for CJ based on his work, we would love to include examples in the book, along with an account of the project it was for or your experience working with him on it. If you run a con and had flyers or other con related items featuring CJ’s picture, those would be great too.

Accounts should be submitted by email to greenfirephoenix @ aol . com in .doc or .rtf format, photographs and images should be 300dpi.jpgs. Please include your full name, email address, and mailing address.

PLEASE NOTE: We need something more than “every time I walked into the dealers room…” stories or “he was my mentor…”. Those are good, but there are a LOT of them out there. Give us something no one else can tell. Give us those private moments around a table…gaming…eating…chatting….drinking. Give us an unexpected moment on a panel or better yet, something that didn’t take place at a con at all. Never met CJ in person? You can tell us about how his stories touched you, or how you interacted by email, or how he did you a good turn or gave you your big break.

We won’t be able to use everything we receive, but we will do our best to use as much as we can.

We would like to produce the book in time for the anniversary of his passing so please send submissions by the end of December.