January 2016

What’s New · Our Cincinnati: Phase III

Then and now: The continuing story of Civil Rights

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County invites you to share your personal stories as part of its Our Cincinnati Project, which is a documentation and celebration of Hamilton County’s rich diverse history. The struggle to transform the powerful promise of civil rights into everyday reality for all individuals in our community is real and ongoing. Help us to celebrate the progress, share the sacrifices, and acknowledge the work that remains to uphold civil rights in our communities.

Phase III is the written component of the project and will culminate in a published book that celebrates civil rights struggles and milestones of success. We’re looking for participants to share, in writing, their experiences with the struggle for civil rights in their community.

Writing Participation Guidelines:

  • Authors are limited to one entry.
  • The submitted work must be original content and be unpublished in any public medium.
  • Entries must be suitable for a general audience.
  • Entries are limited to 1,000 words. If submission is part of a larger work, please limit submission to an excerpt.
  • Entries will be judged on voice, style, cohesiveness, and ability to engage readers and may be edited.
  • Independent panelists will determine which entries will be included in the book.
  • Participation in Our Cincinnati is not a guarantee that your work will appear online or in the published book.
  • Entries must be submitted using our online form by February 1, 2018
  • Entries that are not in compliance with these rules are subject to disqualification.
  • The Library is not responsible for entries that were not received.
  • By submitting your work to Our Cincinnati, you grant the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County the right to use your name, creative work, and photograph without recourse.

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