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Final Call for Essays, Poetry, Photographs, Illustrations

April 10, 2012

The New Book .  .  . Is a Magazine!

*****Deadline Extended to May 15 30, 2012******

After exploring a wide range of options, we have found a way to balance quality with price, and create a keepsake publication worthy of Adam Lambert and his devoted, worldwide fans.

Doing our homework, we discovered that a magazine format would enable us to present essays, poetry, photographs and illustrations with more creative freedom, in a more readable fashion, and also pave the way for future editions. So we have decided to take this route.

With a working title of LOVE&LIGHT, [or ILHSM, IMPACT, FLOOFY, CONNECTED, DARK&LIGHT, BREATHLESS: A Fun-Filled, Fact-Filled Magazine Celebrating Adam Lambert and His Loving Fanbase], the new publication will showcase Adam’s impact on his fans’ lives; fan ingenuity and devotion in support of Adam, his music and his career; Adam’s fashion, style, quirks, and TV/radio/online/print media highlights; and Adamiscellany.

What’s Waiting Inside

As you page through the colorful, richly illustrated pages, you’ll find impact essays, poetry and anecdotes . . . behind-the-scenes stories by enterprising fans who have created products and services inspired by Adam . . . fans celebrating Adam’s career highlights and shining moments . . . the latest from charities and products that enjoy Adam’s support . . . favorite tweets . . . Adam trivia and lexicon . . . captivating photographs, photo composites and illustrations created by fans around the world . . .  and much more.

You’ll have the option of ordering a printed copy, digital version, or both.

What to Submit

Much time has passed since we began this project, so we are extending the deadline to May 15 for new or updated personal impact essays, poetry, illustrations, photographs and other creative work inspired by Adam since the end of the Glam Nation Tour, December 2010.

You must be the original creator of the submitted material and you will be credited as a contributor. While we reserve the right to edit or decline submitted work, we plan to post all relevant, appropriate material online after publication.

Essay & Poetry Submission Guidelines

Length: 100-500 words

Style: Be specific, fresh and unique. Avoid clichés, be yourself!

Content: What impacts or effects have you experienced? How has this change helped you/made you feel? Have others noticed how you’ve changed? Can you share an example that shows Adam’s impact on your life?

Due Date: May 15, 2012

Note: If you submit poetry, the same word count applies.

If Adam has changed your life in more than one meaningful way, choose the more significant change. If multiple changes are equally important to you and would be interesting to the reader, just stay within the 500-word total. Please spellcheck your essay.

Photo & Illustration Submission Guidelines

— Quantity: 1-10 image files

— Specs: 8”x10″, 6MB or larger; 400 pixels per inch (ppi) is ideal; 300 ppi is OK.

— Image quality: Please send the most color-balanced, evenly exposed, well-focused photographs you have; don’t use sharpener software. No screen grabs.

— File format: TIFF files are preferable; RAW and JPEGS are OK.

— Color profile: Adobe RBS 1998 is a good generic ICC profile. It can be found in Photoshop under Edit>Assign Profile>Adobe RGB 1998.

— For illustrations and photoillustrations, scan your artwork then follow photo specs.

Due Date: May 15, 2012


1. Please download this download this Release Agreement (pdf), then print it, fill in the information, sign it, and mail it to: Adam Lambert Book Project, 600 Beaver St., Waltham, MA 02452, U.S.A.

2. Submit your essay and poetry by email as a Word document to

3. Submit your photographs and Illustrations by Flickr. An account has been set up where you can upload files. Please email for instructions.

4. Any questions, email Alice Miller at, Juneau at, Katherine at


DEADLINE: MAY 30, 2012 

Be sure to send us your creative works by the deadline for your chance to be included in this unique keepsake for Adam Lambert fans around the world.



As creators of this keepsake, our goal is to create a work that celebrates Adam and this fantastic fandom. The magazine—let’s call it ILHSM for now—will be available for purchase at cost, covering production plus handling/shipping.

The hundreds of hours that went into soliciting material, creating content, editing, designing, laying out and overseeing production are our donation to this true labor of love. Wish we could offer the issue to contributors free of charge, but we’re not in a position to cover the production and shipping expenses out of pocket. We welcome and appreciate everyone’s contribution of time, effort and resources to make this project a reality.

By the way, suggestions for the magazine title will be considered.




Katherine Hollinsworth began her career in product design, marketing and sales for consumer products companies.  Following a distinguished career in business, she began a successful consulting business as a strategist, issues researcher, government policy advisor, policy consultant with various business groups, not-for-profit associations and institutions, health care facilities and organizations.  She has experience at all three levels of government in a range of policy areas including gaming, health care, finance, taxation, trade and economics. Katherine completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at York University in Toronto and followed with business studies. She is co-author with Juneau Underwood of the book On the Meaning of Adam Lambert, published in 2009. Katherine and Juneau have donated over $2,000 in proceeds from book and merchandise sales to DonorsChoose, charity:water, the Trevor Project and Little Kids Rock.

Alice B. Miller is the founder and principal of Plum Communications, Inc., a Long Island, NY-based editorial services and marketing- communications company. Alice has more than 30 years’ experience in editorial production with consumer, trade, corporate, and nonprofit magazines. She has written hundreds of photo industry articles for print and online publications, edited for publication the writings of photo industry leaders, and developed online marketing materials for U.S. and international photographers and manufacturers. As editor of Studio Photography magazine, she developed award-winning content to help photographers grow their businesses. Alice has served as a juror on national and international online photo exhibitions, is Director of Public Relations for the International Photographic Council, and has a B.A. in Fine Arts from CUNY, Brooklyn College. She headed up the New York City Celebration for Adam’s 29th Birthday, which raised $1,050 for, charity: water, and FYEPlatinum.

Juneau Underwood is a writer, editor and Web entrepreneur and founder of one of the most successful biomedical communities on the Web, with expertise in neurodegenerative diseases and molecular oncology. She served on the editorial board of Scientific American magazine, and was a consulting editor to the journal Science. She has written for The New York Times Magazine, Allure, American Health, New York Times Book Review, Discover magazine, Technology Review, Longevity and Newsweek, and has served as script developer and science editor on three PBS documentary series. Juneau’s work has been featured on NBC’s “Today,” NPR and “Oprah.”  She is the author of an acclaimed guidebook to Japan and was a consultant for the feature film, Black Rain, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Michael Douglas. Writing under a nom de plume, Juneau is the co-author with Katherine Hollinsworth of the book On the Meaning of Adam Lambert. 

15 Comments leave one →
  1. enriquemee permalink
    April 10, 2012 8:11 pm

    Sounds wonderful! I hope you still have my essay from when the book was first discussed? lol I cant wait to read of all of the stories to share! Great job!

  2. April 10, 2012 8:21 pm

    This all sounds so exciting!! I know you will all have great success with this latest endeavor and wish the three of you the best of luck, which you will not need – this will be astounding! Like Enriquemee, I wonder if you still my essay from way back when mention was first made of the new publication. I can’t wait to purchase this and read all the wonderful stories and see alll the beautiful photographs!

  3. el Kat permalink
    April 10, 2012 9:00 pm

    Wait, did I give you something ?

  4. glamity58 permalink
    April 10, 2012 9:53 pm

    Do I have to give you my full name or can I use my screen name. I might like to write something, but I hesitate to use my full name. I don’t know why, but as a professional and very busy, some people close to me might wonder how I manage to find the time follow a singer. My little escape from reality……

    • April 10, 2012 10:42 pm

      Understand. You can be identified as you wish in print and online. Will need your real name on release.

      Look forward to seeing your impact story or photo/illustration.


  5. wismiss3 permalink
    April 10, 2012 10:28 pm

    An exciting enterprise for you and something to look forward for me! Will definately buy at least a couple of physical copies when available. Good luck to you. Also, wouldn’t it be great if one of Adam’s photographers compiled his photos in book form? Now that’s what I would call a “coffee table” enhancement.

  6. April 10, 2012 10:46 pm

    If anyone’s lives have changed due to Adam Lambert, you must submit your own entries, J & K.. Haven’t both of you changed your careers because of this Glamily. Who would have thunk it…just from tuning in to see AI in 2009! Go figure. Can hardly wait to see what you come up with.

    • April 10, 2012 11:01 pm

      Dear Gail,
      We consider our book “On the Meaning of Adam Lambert” as our story and wanted to give other Adam fans the opportunity to submit their art or stories to see them in print and to share with the rest of us! We’ve also had the blog for over two years and our radio show! Do we have your story?

  7. April 11, 2012 8:01 am

    I am working on something….. 🙂

  8. buffy522 permalink
    April 11, 2012 9:15 am

    Okay, all these comments make me think I have not lost it. I follow this blog pretty faithfully, but didn’t know this project was going on. Maybe I’ve just “filtered it out”. But it sounds great. I do hope some of the fantastic artists and writers use this opportunity to get published. I look forward to it!

    • glamity58 permalink
      April 11, 2012 7:09 pm

      I agree buffy522….I wish I was one of them. I don’t express myself as easily as others. Some people just know how to say the right things. I look forward to getting this publication.

  9. Kathy McKInley permalink
    April 29, 2012 9:16 am

    Looking forward to this also…I have a friend that I would like her to submit her story when she met Adam she couldn’t convey it to him and hopefully this could be her chance! Thank you ladies and best of luck to you all!

  10. MadmaninBedlam permalink
    May 12, 2012 8:21 am

    who is designing this digital magazine?

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