posted by: shoesense in General on January 29th, 2008
This idea is so so awesome I can’t wait to see it in print; I’m also kind of jealous I didn’t think of it first. I’ll definitely send in a contribution–I hope you will, too!
Calling all shoe lovers!
We’re putting together a book on our passion for shoes, and we want your help!
If you are a REAL shoegirl, the relationship you have with your shoes is deep, meaningful, mutually satisfying. But even you, shoe aficionado that you are, have a favorite pair, the crown jewel of your collection.
Maybe they’re the hot new heels you bought for Saturday nights out, those sweet boots you got cheap at an end of season sale, or something less flashy and more sentimental, like the shoes you were wearing when your husband proposed, or the sneakers you wore when you backpacked across Europe after graduating college.
Whatever they are, we want to see them. So drag them out of the closet, give ‘em a shine, and take some snapshots. Then tell us why these are The Shoes. Give us a little history. Let us feel the love. If we love them like you love them, we’ll put your shoes (and your name!) in the book.
Send us those shoe pics and 50-250 words about why you love them. Direct all emails to ilovemyshoes@skyhorsepublishing
Include your name and email address, so we can contact you if we choose your shoes.
Make sure all photos are at a resolution of 300 dpi (if you’re shooting with a digital camera, set the resolution as high as you can), so we can admire your shoes in their true glory. Also, keep them smaller than 8” x 8”.
Be creative! Take your shoes on a photo shoot around town (or around the house). The photo is only limited by your imagination, just keep the focus on the shoes (not that we have to tell you that).
(Legal stuff after the jump.)
The Legal Stuff
Don’t steal photos out of magazines or off shopping sites. We want your shoes, walked in, lived in, and loved.
You agree that when you send a Submission via email, you grant Skyhorse Publishing Inc. a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to use the work. We may use, copy, sublicense, adapt, transmit, distribute, publish, display or otherwise use it as we see fit, in our sole discretion. By making a Submission, you waive the right to make any claim against Skyhorse Publishing Inc., its owners or any of its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders relating to the Submission, including, but not limited to, unfair competition, invasion of privacy, negligence, breach of implied contract or breach of confidentiality. Without limitation of the foregoing, we shall exclusively own all now-known or hereafter existing rights to the Submissions of every kind and nature throughout the universe and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submission for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without any compensation to the provider of the Submission.