Call for Submissions

The Who but You? Project
http://whobutyou.org
Welcoming perspectives from singles, singletons — and our supporters

What does it mean to be “single?”

I don’t find in the word the loneliness we sometimes feel when we are in loving sexual relationships.

I don’t see “single” pinpointing virtual connections — the weight of the outside world as we scroll down screens while sitting at home alone.    

…and so begins the freshly birthed renovated purpose and presentation of the Who but You? Project, which I’m excited to share with you all! You have all been an important part of my online life, and I have so much gratitude for this blogging community. Thank you.

Previously the “You are not alone” blog with periodic posts for WbY?, my site is now an official gathering place for everyone interested in the project – with singles and singletons still at its core.

The summary of the project as it stands now:
The Who but You? Project gathers the in-between spaces, the grey places: what we do in our lives and where we hide in our hearts to balance isolation and community, lonely and overwhelmed. Started in 2015 with an initial focus on people who live alone, WbY? gradually broadened the singleton theme to include the unspoken foundation beneath it all: no matter with whom you share your life or your home, what is your solo journey?

For the grand re-opening and onward, I — all of us, I know — would be honored to bear witness to your solo self: the fears, triumphs, discomfort, and treasures through solitude and togetherness, in chaotic homes or in quiet abodes.

*photography

*essays

*stories/memoirs

*fiction

*prose

*poetry

*art

*letters (e-mails)

*and any other expunging, creative mode you can think of.

The full explanation of the heart behind the Who but You? Project is here.

The writing prompts/discussion questions are here.

Last but not least:  previous posts from contributors.

E-mail submissions and questions to: whobutyouproject@gmail.com

Take good care and I hope to hear from you.

–Kim
New Mexico, USA
http://whobutyou.org

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. rebekahrhind says:

    would love to contribute something on here Kim

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    1. That would be fantastic, Rebekah! ❤

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  2. Stacy Moore says:

    Looking forward to seeing this unfold, Kim—and I love your choice of a roll-out date! 😉

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    1. Much thanks to one of our past contributors! (“Incarnation” was so lovely.) This is quite the day, isn’t it? 🙂

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  3. Jean says:

    In the 1990s, I did an extended research project, including in-depth interviews with about 30 unmarried women, trying to answer just this question for myself. This will be a good incentive for me to dig all that data out and use it as a jumping-off point to write something.

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    1. Oh wow, yes, that would be fabulous! I love your writing. This project is like the “lite” version of your work in the 1990s, but it will still be nice to hear what you think about our stories, now. This will be an interesting year!

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