My Truth Be Told

Sauk County's Palm of the Hand Memoirs

Sauk County's Palm of the Hand Memoir Book

My Truth Be Told will contain personal stories from people who live and work in Sauk County today. A reflection of the people who make up our community, these stories will blend past and present in a mosaic of individual experiences. All members of the community are welcome to write and submit a story in the Palm of the Hand memoir style.

Palm of the Hand Method

More information about submissions, writing style, and the book can be found at Palm of the Hand is a memoir style that focuses on individual memories, presented in a short, accessible 1-page form.

Guidelines for Submission

  • Memoirs must be submitted by July 15, 2015 to be considered for publication
  • Memoirs should be 625 words or less, the author’s own work, and the author's personal narrative in the Palm of the Hand style
  • Authors should currently live or work in Sauk County

How to Submit

  • See for complete rules
  • Electronically: email an electronic version of the memoir to in a text-editable format, such as a Microsoft Word document, Google Document, OpenText document, WordPerfect document, or in the body of the email.
  • In Person: bring a paper copy of the memoir to the UW-Baraboo/Sauk County Library (1006 Connie Rd., Baraboo, WI 53913). This copy will not be returned to you.

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