share your story

Sharing stories brings us together and is the hallmark of a connected community. The Stafford 300th Anniversary Committee and Stafford Public Library are now seeking submissions for “Stafford Memories,” a collaborative community writing project. The group hopes to collect memories and anecdotes about Stafford, with stories inspired by ordinary life, funny incidents, specific town events or warm reminisces of your childhood, among others. Collected submissions will be published in a book and shared at the library and throughout community.

 

We are asking past and current residents for a brief (500 words or less) written piece. Stories can be submitted electronically using the form below or by emailing staffordct300@gmail.com.  Please read the project guidelines for full submission details.  By submitting,  you agree to the “permission to publish” consent outlined below.  also attached. 

 

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2019.

Questions may be directed to Chris Frank at the Stafford Library (860) 684-2852.

“Memories of Stafford” community Writing Project Guidelines

 

  1. Open to current and former Stafford residents ages 13 and older.

  2. Submissions must be 500 words or less. 

  3. The content should be a Stafford-related memory or story.

  4. Submissions must be original work written by the author.

  5. Limit of one submission per resident.

  6. Submissions must be signed – no anonymous entries.

  7. By submitting,  you agree to the “permission to publish” consent form.

  8. Submissions must be spell checked

 

Submissions may also be sent to 

staffordct300@gmail.com by March 30, 2019. 

 

Electronic submissions are preferred. The Stafford 300th Anniversary Committee and Stafford public library reserve the right to reject submissions based on content, appropriateness, or other reasons.

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