Introduction/Proposed Book Idea: The Genealogy Anthology Project (GAP) is soliciting for submissions for a compilation book of family stories in narrative form. The tales may involve ordinary people who have committed extraordinary acts or just simple reminiscences. My intention is to create an anthology for publication. This project aims to celebrate those departed and/or recognize the character of those who touch many lives. All submissions, suggestions, or ideas welcome. Book title to be announced.

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J. Thomas Hetrick, GAP Project, 6023 Pocol Drive, Clifton, VA 20124-1333.

Submissions: Submissions should be one to several pages. Please write to include specific details and descriptions about people, places, and times. Keep your contribution informal and lively in tone. Feel free to submit multiple items. Relevant photographs and/or art welcome. Please send me your manuscript by 1 November 1999. Submissions are to be typed, double-spaced, on 8 x 11” paper. If possible, please also submit your contribution on a computer disk (PC) in Word or WordPerfect format. You may also e-mail your submissions as an attachment.

Biographical Information: A brief two or three sentence statement about yourself and your work would be helpful.

Handling of Submissions: All submissions will be promptly acknowledged. All edited copy will be sent to the authors for review prior to publication. Any submission not used in the resulting volume will be returned to the author.

Publication and Royalties: This is a speculative venture and publication cannot be assured. However, the editor also owns and operates Pocol Press, which would publish, market, advertise, and distribute this book. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of quality writing, inherent interest, and balance with other selections. This will be a small-market book and as such, no royalties or honorariums for the contributors are promised. The editor will try to provide each contributor with one copy of the book, although this cannot be promised at this time. In short, this book of family stories will be labors of love as opposed to a profit-making enterprise.

About the Editor: I hold a BA in English from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. As a member of the Society for American baseball Research (SABR), I'm an enormous fan, historian and author of two books on 19th Century baseball. Chris Von der Ahe and the St. Louis Browns (Scarecrow Press, 1999) and MISFITS! Baseball's Worst Ever Team (Pocol Press reprint, 1999) documents the game's chaotic years. My experience in researching and writing about baseball characters logically leads me to this book concept. Many people deserve nothing less than having a part of their legacies assured by written and shared communication. I hope the above stimulates and promotes your creative juices. Feel free to contact me for any questions. I anticipate your submissions.

J. Thomas Hetrick, GAP Project, 6023 Pocol Drive, Clifton, VA 20124-1333



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