INSPIRATION TO ACTION: A TRIBUTE TO JILL EICHHORN, PROFESSOR, ACTIVIST, PEACEKEEPER (Forthcoming TBD).
The book dedicated to Dr. Jill Eichhorn is being created by a group of her colleagues, students, and friends, in partnership with her family. This is a book of creative nonfiction, poetry, fiction, and artwork honoring Jill Eichhorn.
Editorial Board: Beatrix Brockman, Beverly Fisher, Lee Gray, Jennie Passero, Dan Rachlin, Jennifer Stevens, Shana Thornton
All book contributors will receive one complimentary copy of the print book.
Eighty percent of the profits will be donated to the Jill Eichhorn Endowment on behalf of the Editorial Board of the book.
The Department of Languages and Literature at APSU is fundraising for the Jill Eichhorn scholarship in honor of Dr. Jill Eichhorn and her dedicated community service. We hope to support this effort with the book project.
To give toward the Endowment now, click here:
Over the years, Dr. Eichhorn dedicated herself to fighting injustices in the world, specifically regarding violence against women and sexual and gender-based abuse in the community. She began coordinating the Clothesline Project in 1996 to address these issues, as well as overseeing performances of the Vagina Monologues on the APSU campus for 18 years. Her efforts helped raise more than $20,000 for organizations such as Clarksville’s Sexual Assault Center, the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Urban Ministries Safehouse.
In 2019, she was awarded the APSU Distinguished Community Service Award which recognizes a full-time faculty member whose service has enhanced or will enhance the quality of life in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area.
On October 2, 2022, Dr. Jill Eichhorn, Associate Professor of Languages and Literature, at Austin Peay State University, passed away after a brief illness.
Dr. Eichhorn spent much of her life serving her students and her community. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and German Literature and her Master of Arts in English from the University of Montana. After earning her Ph.D. from Miami University in Ohio, Dr. Eichhorn arrived at Austin Peay in 1995 as an adjunct instructor. In 2000, she joined the University full time as an Assistant Professor, and a few years later, she became the director of the Women’s and Gender Studies programs. Her husband, Barry Kitterman, taught fiction writing at APSU until his retirement in 2021.
Dr. Eichhorn is survived by her husband, Barry Kitterman, and their two children, Teddy and Hannah.
SUBMISSION PERIOD EXTENDED TO AUGUST 31, 2023!
Thorncraft Publishing is pleased to announce an open reading period for a book dedicated to Jill Eichhorn: INSPIRATION TO ACTION: A TRIBUTE TO JILL EICHHORN, PROFESSOR, ACTIVIST, PEACEKEEPER (Forthcoming TBD)
If you were a friend, a student, a colleague, an admirer, a fellow activist to Jill and/or with Jill, we are asking you to contribute your stories about/inspired by Jill so that we have a collection that honors her and contributes regularly toward her endowment.
NO ENTRY OR READING FEES
Beginning writers and artists are welcome. Open to all writers and artists with work dedicated to Jill Eichhorn.
Free to submit your work.
Open Call for Writing/Artwork: Submissions are officially open on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.
Please, follow the guidelines below.
This is a creative writing journal of nonfiction and poetry dedicated to and about Jill Eichhorn. A limited amount of artwork and fiction will be considered/accepted.
Guidelines for Email Process:
1. Email period: We are currently accepting submissions. Submissions open at midnight CST on Tuesday, May 16, 2023. Submission period closes at 11:59 p.m. CST on Thursday, August 31, 2023.
2. For poetry, please submit no more than three poems.
For nonfiction, no more than two pieces (5,000 words maximum total).
For fiction inspired by Jill, please query and explain the story with a synopsis and how and why the story relates to Jill. (Query instructions below).
For artwork inspired by Jill, please query and explain the medium and type of artwork, why and how it relates to Jill. (Query instructions below).
You can submit in every category and may email them in one email. Nonfiction may be part of a longer work, but must be able to stand alone.
Please, make no more than two submissions per category. If we want additional writings from you, we will request them.
3. Work should focus on writings about and inspired by Jill Eichhorn. Work should be Creative, Not Instructional.
4. If you wrote a dedication to Jill on Facebook and/or another social media platform, we were inspired by those writings and would like to receive them as submissions.
5. Email your entry in the body of an email or as a word document only (.doc and .docx) to jilleichhornbook[at]gmail.com between May 16, 2023, and 11:59 p.m. CST August 31, 2023, to be eligible for consideration.
6. Email instructions: In the subject line of your email, include Jill Eichhorn: Poetry, Nonfiction, and/or Fiction Query, Artwork Query (as appropriate).
Include a title page or the following information in the body of your email: your name/pen name, email address, title of work(s), genre(s) and word count(s), contact information of an email address and/or phone number where we may notify you if you are chosen as a contributor.
Attach your creative writing to the email or paste into the body of the email.
7. To submit, you should be at least eighteen-years-old, as we do need your permission to distribute your story worldwide.
Confidentiality: Your personal information will never be shared with third parties.
Notifications: We will notify you without delay, as soon as we have made a decision. For queries about fiction and artwork, you will hear from us within one week. For all other submissions, please allow up to two weeks after the close of the submission period. Please, do not email us any questions about the submission process or ask about the status of your submission(s). We will contact you as soon as possible.
Thorncraft Publishing will accept simultaneous submissions, but please in this instance notify us immediately if your work has been accepted by another publication. Contributors whose work is selected for the journal will be notified and asked for a biography (contributors can opt not to include a biography). All contributors' biographies will be printed in the book and their names (and/or pen names) will be listed on all platforms and websites that allow for full length listings. Their names or pen names and biographies may be posted on the website: http://www.thorncraftpublishing.com
RIGHTS and Permissions: If your work is chosen for inclusion in the journal, Thorncraft Publishing acquires first North American publication rights, which means that after publication, the rights of your work revert back to you. As a courtesy, we ask that you wait one year before seeking subsequent publication of the same work and that you include a credit to "Thorncraft Publishing" and "INSPIRATION TO ACTION: A TRIBUTE TO JILL EICHHORN" if your work from this journal is included in subsequent publications. In our permissions, we require the option to share and promote selections from the work you have contributed on our social media and website. After all, if we like your work, we want to share it. If your work is chosen, we will mail one complimentary copy of the book to you upon publication. If chosen, we will offer you a discounted rate to purchase up to 20 copies from the publisher. All specificities will be listed in the contracts to the chosen contributors.
PROFITS: Eighty percent of all profits from this book will be dedicated to the Jill Eichhorn Endowment. The remaining percentage covers future bookkeeping costs, website maintenance, and other book-related annual costs.
We are truly honored to read your work and that you would want to share your stories about Jill. Thank you for allowing us to read your words and stories.
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