Meditation manual submissions sought

Skinner House Books, the imprint of the Unitarian Universalist Association, is inviting members of congregations to submit proposals for the Spring 2012 UUA meditation manual. Meditations can be poetry or prose, humorous and personal or formal and liturgical. Meditations are generally 200 to 650 words long. Poetry meditations should be no longer than 54 lines each. All should be suitable for both private reflection and public worship.

A submission should include at least five and no more than ten complete pieces of original work and a cover letter. More information is here. Send submissions to Betsy Martin, Skinner House Books, 25 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108, or email her here.

Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2011, with a complete manuscript due by October 1, 2011. A complete manuscript should include approximately 40 pieces.

Skinner House offers new military resource

Skinner House Books has published Bless All Who Serve: Sources of Hope, Courage and Faith for Military Personnel and Their Families, a pocket-sized book of readings and songs from many faith traditions. Free copies are available to military chaplains and enlisted personnel of all faiths. Chaplains and ministers should contact Julie Shaw for those copies. Other service personnel may contact Lorraine Dennis at the Church of the Larger Fellowship.

Copies may also be purchased through the UUA Bookstore for $8. An article about the book, edited by the Revs. Matthew and Gail Tittle, both military veterans, is here. The book is similar to one published in 1941 by Beacon Press.