We are ready for your pieces!
If you would like to submit a piece about motherhood to be considered for the 2013 Chicago Listen To Your Mother Show, please follow the guidelines below so that Melisa and I are better able to navigate through them.
1. In the email subject line, include Title and Author name.
2. Please attach the written piece as a Word document with your name and and piece title on the first page.
3. Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Confirmation of receipt emails will be sent out so that you do not need to worry if we have gotten your piece or not.
Melisa and I will be taking submissions until January 15. At that time, we will be crying and laughing and rejoicing over the words you have so beautifully crafted and deciding which ones we feel will be most appropriate to hear in this year’s auditions. We will let everyone know via email by January 24th if they have been selected for an audition. (FYI, the tentative date for auditions are Feb 9 and 10. You might want to pencil that on your calendar, Just In Case!!)
We have been asked multiple times what it is we are “looking” for this year and, to be honest, we won’t know until you send us something amazing! Be true to yourself and the message you feel most passionate about in regards to motherhood. If you find that humor from within the chaos represents your message best? Then make us laugh! If you are able to write and speak about motherhood with tenderness and wistfulness? Then make us cry! The show will represent all aspects of motherhood, and we need whatever trait you feel most accurately describes your experiences. (By the way, we like to publicize the show as PG-13 due to some mature topics. Anything with strong language will be edited for a wide audience: we want to put together a show that you can watch with your mom and grandma! And sisters! And husbands! And teens! You get the idea.) If you have any other questions regarding our requirements, you can reference our previous post or ask us in the comment section and we will answer immediately! Or you can watch the videos from last year’s show!
Please note that the 2013 show will be held in Chicago on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Be sure your calendar is open that day!!