I am  opening  Mountain Woman to submissions for monthly guest blogger posts.  The theme will be The Place Where I Live, and I invite short essays and fiction (around 300 words), poems of no more than 50 lines, and song lyrics ---from residents of western North Carolina.    If you have photos you'd like to attach, so much the better, as well as audio file if you are submitting a song lyric.    This invitation is open to students (K-12) and everyone else.  Each participant whose piece is chosen will receive a $20 gift certificate to City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC.  Don't worry if you don't live nearby, you can order from them online.
     What I hope to see is attention to the natural and cultural landscape and sensitivity to your place in it.  Mary Ricketson's "Lost in the Roar of Big Santeetlah" is a fine example of such attention to a natural setting, as are the poems by John York in my other blog, Here, Where I Am.
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       Thank you!