as an adoptee who doesn't take anything, including myself, too seriously, i think it's about time that there's a book about adoption that ISN'T heartwrenching, tear-jerking, super-sad, etc. etc.
so, if you have a funny, TRUE story that relates to being adopted in some way - whether it's speculating about your birthparents, getting an unexpected reaction from someone about the fact that you're adopted, or something completely different yet utterly chuckle-worthy, i want to hear it! i'm collecting these essays with the hopes of compiling them into a published, printed collection.
WORD COUNT: your submission should be between 1,000 and 5,000 words and double-spaced.
DEADLINE: may 1, 2011
DETAILS: please send your submission as a microsoft word attachment to email@example.com along with your full name and contact info, and any relevant background information. feel free to email me with any questions as well.