Surfing's Greatest Misadventures: Volume 2
DEADLINE: May 30th, 2009
We are seeking stories, articles and essays on the general subject of surfing misadventure for publication in Surfing's Greatest Misadventures: Volume 2. We are looking for nonfiction, first-person surf stories of bad judgment calls, pranks, comical/ironic episodes, disaster, attacking predators, misfortune, injury, loss of wit or limb, panic, critical conditions, contest meltdowns, everyday fears, surf trips gone wrong or the out-of-water episodes that surround surfing. We’re looking for well-written stories that tell a good tale, reflect a culture, and develop the depth of the characters involved. We also like stories that have a tight narrative tension and a payoff at the end. Open to writers and surfers of any level. There is no fee or cost to submit a story.
What do we mean by surfing?
We include the following types of wave riding: surfing, body boarding, bodysurfing, tow-in surfing, wind surfing, kiteboarding and other forms of wave riding on a board.
Writers will be paid $100 and four contributor copies upon publication if their story is selected for publication.
The true stories in this one-of-a-kind collection cross the spectrum from terrifying to comical to downright bizarre. Prepare yourself for the most gripping and unbelievable stories about big waves, shark attacks, tsunamis, boating disasters, devastating wipeouts, pranks, and bad judgment calls. These thirty tales, by surf journalists, filmmakers, magazine editors, watermen, and everyday surfers, illuminate the less enchanting aspects of a life committed to surf.