Mish, who is from Wewoka, said the project is important to Oklahoma history, and she hopes to publish historical writings also.
“Oklahoma has a long history of people of color. When we hear the story of Oklahoma, a lot of times people of color are not really there in it, but there is so much diversity,” Mish said.
Writings about all aspects of life in Oklahoma — including politics, history, culture and the land — will be included. All topics and genres are welcome.
Lansana said, “We're looking for essays, interviews, short fiction, poetry and personal reflections for publication that explore life in Oklahoma as well as the state's rich history.”
The deadline for consideration is Aug. 1, and the book should be printed in a year, Mish said.