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Book Theme

Healing, growth, inspiration, enlightenment and empowerment as it relates to overcoming substance abuse and addiction.


1) Everyone participating in the creation of submitted work must be in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

2) Work must adhere to the theme.

3) You may use any creative method, tool, or form of visual and literary art that is printable. TIP: Three dimensional art, such as crafts or a sculpture, may be submitted in the form of a photograph. Also, work that is larger than the required format size for submission may be photographed and scaled to fit the required format size.

4) Work must be original. *** Efforts will be taken to check work against work that already exists, everything is on the internet nowadays, don't be foolish! Plagiarism will be treated very seriously, as it puts the entire reputation and livelihood of Project Dandelion at risk. YOU will be liable and responsible for any and all legal issues and costs that your work creates.***

5) Work must be derived from your own personal experience, strength and hope.

6) Individuals may participate in a maximum of 2 entries; 1 solo entry, and 1 group entry.

7) A group entry may be completed by 2 or more people, but everyone participating must be in recovery from addiction to drugs/alcohol.

8) Font and penmanship must be easily legible.

9) 60% of book sale profits, from the first 10 years, will be divided amongst entries chosen for publication (not by individual participants). For group submissions; It will be the responsibility of your group members to determine a designated recipient of funds whose responsibility will be to divide and distribute those funds within your group.

10) You may choose to use a pen name/remain anonymous in the publication of the book. However; if your work is chosen for publication and you wish to proceed, you will be required to provide verifiable identification credentials in order to enter into an Artist Commission Contract.

11) Written works that are purely instructional or directive will not be considered. (Don't tell your readers how to go about their recovery, "send your message" by sharing your experiences.

12) The Project Dandelion Cannabis/Marijuana Rule: Due to the fact that cannabis/marijuana is legal in many places, and people use it medicinally, cannabis use does not disqualify people from participating in the Project Dandelion. However, we will say this; If it is a substance that you abuse and it causes problems within your life, we ask that you be honest with yourself concerning the matter and to please not let those problems make their way into Project Dandelion in any way shape or form.


The first edition of the Project Dandelion book (of which the title is currently undecided) will be curated and published using the Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing program and software. We will be publishing a hardcover book and a digital book. This is the most effective and beneficial way based on the project's goals, the way the project is financially setup and the uncertainties of being in it's early stages. Once we have experienced success with the first book, it will allow for more advanced and professional publishing opportunities. With that said, here is how to format your entries for submission to the project.

1) Book pages will be 8.5 by 11 inches (standard computer letter size) with 0.5 inch blank margins. Therefore, your work must fit into an 8 by 10.5 inch space per page. The book will have roughly 175 pages.

2) Work must not exceed 2 pages in length. There will be thousands of entries, and we want to be able to include as many as possible. Only about 30% of the book will consist of 2 page entries, and most of those will be primarily written. We encourage folks submitting primarily visual art to keep it to a single page.

3) Work must be submitted exactly how you want it to appear in the book. Project Dandelion will not edit or alter submissions in any way.

4) Work must be submitted in 1 of 3 formats;

  1.  JPEG file that has a resolution between 300 and 600 DPI and is 8 by 10.5 inches in size.

  2.  PDF file that has a resolution between 300 and 600 DPI and is 8 by 10.5 inches in size.

  3.  DOC word processing file that is 8.5 by 11 inches with 0.5 inch blank margins.



When possible, use a computer scanner to scan your work into a computer to create the proper file for submission. Your public library probably has one, if not, lookup stores in your area that do. This is easier AND it will preserve the quality and colors of your work. Taking photographs allows for variables such as light, camera settings and quality, and resolution levels to distort the color and quality of your work. Obviously, this is unavoidable for works larger than 8" by 10.5" or that aren't on paper (crafts, sculptures, etc); make sure you use as high quality of a camera as you can, and click here to become familiar with a few tips to get the best result. You will have to take a high resolution photograph (300-600 DPI) and re-size it to 8" by 10.5." Click here to re-size images for free on the Adobe Photoshop website. You may need to know the pixel size of your work in order to re-size it correctly. To get the pixel size of your file, multiply the DPI (dots per inch) by the inches. For example, a 300 DPI resolution (most common) file that is 8 by 10.5 inches in size is 2400 by 3150 pixels.

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