Rightly so, the âGals Guide Anthologyâ will celebrate the women of history.
âBecause we are a women’s history library, women history is our first theme. Each year we will have a new theme. The possibilities are the women of space, the women of art, the women of mythology, etc. Said Leah Leach, executive director of Noblesville-based Gals Guide to the Galaxy. âThe concept was started by Lindsey Taylor. She owns Four Eyed Media and is a member of the board of directors of Gals Guide to the Galaxy.
Leach, a resident of Noblesville, said the âGals Guide Anthologyâ is expected to be released in March. The submission deadline is before midnight on January 23. Entries can be a poem or works of fiction or non-fiction.
âGals Guide to the Galaxyâ is home to the first lending library of women’s history in the United States, Leach said.
The library is located in the Nickel Plate Arts building in Noblesville.
âWe opened to the public in March 2020, just 11 days before the state closed,â Leach said. âIt was difficult, but we were able to overcome the pandemic with online events. The rumor spread much more in 2021. We are now a travel destination, with visitors from Texas, Michigan and Missouri, to name a few.
âWe are a 501 (c) 3 (non-profit) that works to preserve, share and collect the achievements and lessons learned from women. “
Leach said there are over 4,500 books written by or about women that can be borrowed from the library. Approximately 700 people used the lending library in 2021. Approximately 4,000 people attended the 58 library events in 2021.
Leach said the nonprofit is seeking submissions for the âGals Guide Anthologyâ from around the world.
âWe have entries from Indiana as well as England, Ireland and Egypt,â she said.
Leach said entries may be about the writer, a family member, or a female model.
Submissions are free to enter. There is no minimum or maximum number of words. Published participants receive a free copy of the completed book.
The release date of the book with an author’s signature will be 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on March 19. To find out more, visit galsguide.org/2021/06/30/gals-guide-anthology-call-for-submissions/ or send emails to [email protected]