January 22 marks the 40th anniversary Roe v Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision ensuring a woman’s right to choose. To commemorate Roe, the National Organization for Women Grand Rapids Chapter (NOW GR) and the Planned Parenthood of West and Northern MI (PPWNM) Justice Engagement Team (JET) will be compiling a short book about what Roe means to individuals.
Please answer the following questions: What does Roe v Wade and the Right to Choose mean to me?
Your submission should reflect what Roe means to you. Submissions can be in the form of an essay, personal narrative, poem, photograph or art piece. Please limit written responses to no more than 5 double spaced pages. To submit an art piece please send a photograph of the original in B& W or color. Submissions must be original and unpublished. If you are selected for publication, you receive a copy of the final publication.
The deadline for submission is January 12, 2013. To enter, please email your original submission to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject Line: Roe 40 or mail it to: PO Box 6633, Grand Rapids, MI 49516. Please include your name, email address, phone number and mailing address (this information is for contact purposes only and will kept confidential). Please also indicate whether you would like your First Name and last initial published with your submission or if you would prefer to be published anonymously.
All submissions will be considered for publication. This is not a contest. No winner will be declared. There is no guarantee of publication. First publication rights will rest with NOW GR and PPWNM. Writers may publish their submissions to other publications but NOW GR and PPWNM retain the right to reprint and distribute the original in perpetuity. There are no royalties from publication. All proceeds or donations will go to non-profits that support abortion rights.