Tell Me About The Person You Love Project (Guidelines)

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sailingaugust:

Tell Me About The Person You Love Project 
Nicole Anderson
http://sailingaugust.tumblr.com

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What is this project
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One late night I was lacking inspiration and I thought it would be interesting to ask people about someone they love. I started to receive an overwhelming amount of responses about the person special to the writer. After a few days of continuous submissions, I decided to turn my curiosity about love into a project on my blog and I decided that each night, I would share two submissions until I have reached my goal of 100 stories of love.

Why do this project?
There are a number of reasons of why I wanted to expand this project. I know that love has always been something that has allowed me to conquer all. It has given me the power to continue on in my journey no matter how difficult it may be. People have expressed many times that reading people’s stories has given them strength, it has saved a life, it has open them up to something they never thought of before. Later in the upcoming year I on the path to becoming a future sailor for the United States Navy. I am very close with my mother and step-father and having to leave them will be difficult for me, and having something tangible written by people like you and I will get me through the tough days. Lastly, this is my last year of high school and I wanted to do something memorable—something that I will look back on and be proud of.

What do I hope to get out of this?
I hope that people are able to understand how complex love is. It does not matter who you are, we all have similar stories, yet they are all so different. Each person’s story about love is unique, my goal is to share as many stories as possible. 
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Deadline: 
I will start accepting submission on Saturday December 14, 2013 at 12:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) until Friday January 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM Eastern Time (ET)

Submission/Guidelines

Length

I could not imagine giving someone a particular length when writing about love, but I do want to make sure that I am able to share as many people and their stories.

               Minimum: At least ½ of the page. 
               Maximum: 2 pages.
               If you write more than the maximum, please let me know. I don’t want you to sacrifice details from your story if it important. Just please let me know.

 Font(s): Calibri, Ariel or Times Roman 
 Size(s): 11 or 12pt.  

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What to submit:
Most people will want to talk about someone they are in love with, but it can be any kind of love. (Significant other or a friend.)
When it comes to love, there is no set way to express it. You are more than welcome to simply share your story, write prose/poetry or any form or type of creative way.

How to submit:  
E-mail or attach your submissions to thepersonyouloveproject@gmail.com
*Please include the name you wish to receive credit with and the title of your piece.

Additional Information:
If you are comfortable sharing, I am interested to know your age , where you are from and why you decided to share your story. This information will not be used with submission, but I am thinking about possibly incorporating it with the design of this project. You do not need to answer the questions that make you feel uncomfortable. 
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                                              FAQ:

Why would I buy this if you are not the author of these piece?You are indeed correct, I am not the author of these pieces. I thought that it would different if people got a chance write about their version of love. Why limit yourself to just read my version of love when you can learn about someone else’s understanding of love as well. If you are not interested in this project, you are more than welcome to not submit. 


I sent you my submission on your blog with the intention of it not being published.
 I don’t want mine published.
That is completely fine. This project is the extended version of my project. A good majority of the pieces that I have received have been submitted anonymously, so I would not be able to give credit to the person who wrote it. As stated earlier, if you do not want to submit, then you do not have to. The pieces that are already on blog will not be touched.

These are not your pieces so why should you get the money?
I have not decided on how this project of mine will be published. When I decided to do this project, I was not thinking about a profit. If this is what you believe my project is about then you have completely missed what my intentions are. If I my intentions were to make a profit, then I would be working on my own manuscript of writings to publish if that were to be the case. 

I don’t want to see my work in a book if it is going to be attributed to you.
I do not take credit for things that I have not written. I have not decided how I will attribute everyone that submits, but you will be given credit for your work. 

You can say it’s not about the money all you want, but at the end of the day the money is going into your bank account.
As stated earlier, I am trying to figure out how I want this to be publish and due to the varies ways everyday people can easily submit their work, there is a good chance that I will end up creating versions where it is free and some where you will have to pay a small fee. As stated earlier, if you think this is about money, then you have missed the purpose of this project. If you just don’t want to see me make any money from this project should I decide to go that route, don’t purchase a copy since you are adamant that it about the money.

None of the writers have given their consent for a publicized book
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As stated before, if you do not want to be published, then you do not have to submit. This is a continuation of the same project of mine that has been going on for the past month. I have just decided to start fresh and expand to people beyond my blog. 

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Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this project, please let me know by contacting me through Tumblr or e-mail. 

Tumblr: http://sailingaugust.tumblr.com/ask
email: thepersonyouloveproject@gmail.com

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN

Friday December 16, 2013 - Friday January 24

winter journeys: like live music, there’s something especially alive in what you breathe in. 

here i am calm. everyone has those moments when the very air seems to reassure that this a moment worth the journey; worth all the previous and accumulating pains. the air is cold and dry, the sagebrush is deeply rooted to the soil and doesn’t blow willy nilly in the wind like tender newbie branches. i want to stand firmly. i want to assert. but i don’t want to be wrong and unintentionally do harm or hurt. being young is one big growing pain at times.
thanksgiving, nov. 28, 2013eastern WA

here i am calm. everyone has those moments when the very air seems to reassure that this a moment worth the journey; worth all the previous and accumulating pains. the air is cold and dry, the sagebrush is deeply rooted to the soil and doesn’t blow willy nilly in the wind like tender newbie branches. i want to stand firmly. i want to assert. but i don’t want to be wrong and unintentionally do harm or hurt. being young is one big growing pain at times.

thanksgiving, nov. 28, 2013
eastern WA

You can’t figure out humans as a group. Each one is so damn different. You have to take your time to figure out each individual.

words of wisdom from Michael, a homeless man I met in New York City. (via sunwoosideup)

(via larmoyante)

Greenwich Village strolling / St. Mark’s Place, doors of distinction

I want to tear myself from this place, from this reality, rise up like a cloud and float away, melt into this humid summer night and dissolve somewhere far, over the hills. But I am here, my legs blocks of concrete, my lungs empty of air, my throat burning. There will be no floating away.

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (via larmoyante)