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Call For Submissions to the BOOM! PROJECT

An Anthology of the Ohio Valley by the Baby Boom Generation

WWW members Bonnie Omer Johnson and Kimberly Crum have launched The Boom! Project, a multi-genre anthology they will be producing and editing. The editors are two baby boomer writers, who believe it is time for their generation to lift their voices again, to preserve the past and inspire the future.

Writers, poets and storytellers born between 1946 and 1964 are invited to submit memoir, fiction, essay, poetry or interview— between June 1 and September 30, 2018—for publication in an edited anthology. Submissions must be composed by persons who came of age, or are living now, along the Ohio River Valley—From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Cairo, Illinois.

Bonnie and Kim are looking for humorous, quirky and zany writers, urban and rural writers, farmhands and praying hands, professionals and porch sitters, teachers and learners, soldiers and sailors, protestors and civil rights marchers. In 4,000 words or less, write about life as a member of our loud, proud Baby Boom generation.

The anthology will be published by Butler Books, a well-respected publisher, since 1989, in Louisville, Kentucky.

$12 entry fee

More information at


  1. If love to enter, but I was born just five months too late (5/5/65)! I have a book I’ve been working on for quite a few years now. It fits the contest description perfectly.
    Of course I’ll understand if I cannot submit; the book may fit, but I’m still a bit “small.” Ha! But I had to check.
    Thank you for your time.

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