"If you ever wanted to have your essay or photo published in a book, this is your chance," Flynn said. "In return for the community's donation of memories, we will donate 10 percent of the book's proceeds to the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee to help ensure that this annual event stays around for a very long time."
Cover photos for the book were provided by Mark Kurtz Photography, of Saranac Lake, the official photographer for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. One photo shows the fireworks display over the 2008 Ice Palace, and the other photo shows one of the famous Lawn Chair Ladies, Saranac Laker Sue Grimm, in action during the 2009 Gala Parade.
People may submit essays of no longer than 450 words and a maximum of two photographs. Poems and illustrations will also be accepted. The inside pages will be black and white. Entry forms, permission forms, rules, and directions are available for download at www.HungryBearPublishing.com or by contacting Andy Flynn at 40 McClelland St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983, by phone at 891-5559, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry and permission forms must be filled out and sent via postal mail to Hungry Bear Publishing, while essays and photos must be sent via e-mail.
"Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Memories" will be released in the fall of 2010, just in time for the Christmas shopping season. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2010.