posted by Heather McShane

Sally Alatalo of Sara Ranchouse has been my mentor for the past year. She sent out this call for submissions:

Sara Ranchouse is collecting stories for a publication to benefit Share Your Soles, a not-for-profit organization based in Alsip, IL, whose mission is to collect and distribute shoes to people in need all over the world. (

The publication is inspired by a 1963 performance score by the artist Alison Knowles:

Shoes of Your Choice (March, 1963)

“A member of the audience is invited to come forward to a microphone if one is available and describe a pair of shoes, the ones he is wearing or another pair. He is encouraged to tell where he got them, the size, color, why he likes them, etc.”

Please submit short writing (400 words maximum recommended, or formatted to use a 5″ x 8″ page) to If you have something longer, an unusual format, or are working visually with text, please contact us to discuss. We are keen to include alternative and experimental forms!

Submissions of writing and images must be received by June 1, 2010. More details at

Please contact Sara Ranchouse at with any questions.