The Foreign Service Companion

AAFSW is planning a new series of books on various Foreign Service topics, to be titled, “The Foreign Service Companion™.”

Each book will be a collection of chapters written by authors from within the Foreign Service community, presented in a variety of formats from articles to humorous essays. We hope that the books will be both useful and entertaining, offering “companionship” to Foreign Service employees and family members during difficult times.

The books will be published simultaneously in print and e-book format, and will be affordably priced so that we can all enjoy them!  All profits after production costs will go to fund AAFSW’s many programs and services to the Foreign Service community.

The first volume,  tentatively titled “Moving Your Family Without Losing Your Mind,” will focus on the mechanics of Foreign Service PCS transfers.  Some chapter topics have already been assigned, but there are several others available for “adoption.”

For more information, including writers’ guidelines, please contact the project manager/editor, Kelly Bembry Midura, at as soon as possible. Include a writing sample with your email: blog posts are acceptable for this purpose.

Writers will not be compensated but will receive a copy of the book and are free to mention their own business website or blog in their author credit.

The deadline for all draft submissions will be October 1, 2012, with a publication date in early spring 2013.

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