Calling All Budding Authors/Yankee Fans

January 9th, 2013 by Jane Heller

With nothing much going on in Yankeeville these days other than A-Rod’s upcoming surgery and Cashman’s lack of interest in making a deal, I wanted to pass along news of an anthology of Yankees-themed short stories that will be going into a new book co-produced by Ray Negron, the author of Yankee Miracles, to support the relief efforts following Super Storm Sandy.

Here’s the info:

SUBMISSIONS BEING ACCEPTED. Charie D La Marr (aka Persiphone Hellecat) is joining with Ray Negron, best selling author of the recent “Yankee Miracles,” to produce an anthology of short stories called “The Power of Pinstripes” to benefit local Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. All stories should be fiction or memoirs that in some way involve the New York Yankees and Yankee Stadium. Let your imagination run wild. The stories can be in any genre from fantasy to mystery and anything in between as long as the Yankees and the Stadium are involved and the story is geared to an adult audience. For memoirs, you must have consent from any living people you name in the story (other than public figures). The memoirs should have some sort of a message or meaning and an ending to them. Tell us how visiting Yankee Stadium affected your life. Has being a Yankee fan in some way impacted your life? A special game? Meeting a player? Submissions should be no more than 7,500 words with most ranging in the 5,000 word vicinity. The book is expected to be a combination of stories written by fans, players past and present, people from the world of baseball and beat reporters from local newspapers. We hope to have some very special surprise authors! All stories should be sent to with YANKEE STORY in caps as the subject line. Do not send as an attachment. Simply e mail the story in the body of your post. I will not open attachments. Please remember that if accepted, all stories are subject to editing, but I promise all edits will be discussed with you. I am looking forward to reading your stories. Deadline for submissions 2/1/13 FIVE STORIES ALREADY ACCEPTED – WHAT IS YOUR YANKEE STORY?

Are any of you interested in becoming an author? Now’s your chance.



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12 Responses to “Calling All Budding Authors/Yankee Fans”

  1. Diane Anziano says:

    OMG!!! That is the coolest thing ever. I think we’ll definitely be writing. In the meantime, I probably already told you, but we went to a Hurricane Sandy charity concert and Ray Negron was one of the hosts. He is one of the nicest people. This is going to be one amazing book.

  2. Jane Heller says:

    Here’s hoping your submission gets picked if you do write a story, Diane. I’m sure you must have quite a few.

  3. Diane Anziano says:

    Is his name “Charlie” or “Charie”?

  4. Jane Heller says:

    Charie, as in female.

  5. Bob Cerv says:

    Very tempting to submit one of numerous anecdotes from the Mickey-Whitey Fantasy Camp of ’91. However, people won’t care nearly as much unless Mickey is part of the story. How would someone be most likely to get permission from the Mantle family?

  6. Jane Heller says:

    Email Charie at the address given and see if you’d need permission, Dave. I doubt it.

  7. Uncle Mike says:

    Does it have to be the old Stadium, or does the new one qualify as well? I’d probably still pick one from the old Stadium, I just want to flesh out the parameters.

  8. Jane Heller says:

    Uncle Mike, you should ask Charie. I’m just the messenger!

  9. YankeeCase says:

    Oooh, very cool Jane! Of course I have plenty of stories, but I’ll write about my experience going to the final game at old Yankee Stadium. I was at an odd stage in my life and that final game made me want to change who I’d become. I sure hope to make it in! Thanks Jane!

  10. Jane Heller says:

    I figured you’d have a story or two, YankeeCase. I’d love to see you make it into the anthology!

  11. Diane Anziano says:

    So…….Soriano is gone to the NL. He was a big piece of the puzzle last year, but hopefully we won’t need him this year. GO SPRING TRAINING!!!

  12. Jane Heller says:

    It’s been kind of weird watching last year’s players go to other teams, Diane, and Soriano really did save us last year when Mo went down. Oh well…..