Thank you for sending us “Black Sheep.” We love it and would like to publish it in the fall issue of Rock & Sling.


Thank you for sending us “Black Sheep.” We love it and would like to publish it in the fall issue of Rock & Sling.

Attached is a publishing agreement, which you may sign electronically and return as a Word or pdf document, or sign physically and mail to the address listed in the agreement.

In order to make our contributor notes more meaningful to our readers, we hope that you will write briefly about what you believe to be the connection between literature and faith, in terms of the work you will have in the forthcoming issue. I know it is a complicated and introspective request, but please limit yourself to 300-500 words if possible.

We don’t include the usual biographical information – prizes won or nominated for, previous publications, education – in Rock & Sling’s contributor notes.

Please return the publishing agreement and your contributor note torockandsling@gmail.com<mailto:rockandsling@gmail.com> at your earliest convenience.

Also, during the summer I’ll copy edit your essay and will make any suggested edits, which I’ll run by you before the piece is finalized for publication. In the meantime, would you be willing to expand your essay a bit, by clarifying whether you’re still a part of the community you reference in the essay, and touching on the worldview/beliefs you’ve developed for yourself? If you could send me your revised essay by June 1, that’d give me plenty of time to edit it and for us to finalize it.

Thank you for trusting us with your work, Joe, and for helping us make the best issue possible.

Sincerely,

Julie Riddle
Rock & Sling
Creative Nonfiction Editor

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