It may seem ironic that I’d like to publish an Anthology of romance stories for domestic violence awareness but it isn’t. An estimated one in every three women worldwide experiences violence, with rates reaching as high as 70 percent in some countries. Everyone deserves to be in a safe and healthy relationship but there are some women out there that don’t even know what that is. In many cases women that experience domestic violence where also victims of child abuse. The lucky ones break the cycle and find loving partners but, so many others end up with people like the ones they spent their childhood with. We may not reach many women but maybe, just maybe we’ll reach a few women that somehow got their hands on this book and a spark will go off in their minds. “Wow, this is what is supposed to be like. I want this.” I may be too optimistic but, Winston Churchill said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” So, let’s do this!
I’m looking for short stories of hope and triumph because of love. The focus should be an obstacle, choice, or tragedy that was overcome by the support of a loving partner. Any genre or time period welcomed.
★ Submission Period ★
Submissions will be accepted indefinitely.
★ Payment ★
As this is a charity book no monetary compensation will be given to any contributor. The reward will come in the form of exposure for your work and the moral gain of helping a worthy cause.
★ Length ★
I’m recommending a length of 2500 – 5000 words.
★ Rights ★
You retain all rights to your work. You are free to also sell your story to magazines, web sites, or even another anthology. I just ask that you wait until a month after the anthology publishes to give our book some time to generate donations.
★ Formatting ★
Email submissions only. Please paste into the body of the email. No attachments. Send to Char.Dvanth@gmail.com
★ How To Submit ★
Please use the following subject line when submitting …
[DVANTH 2014] STORY TITLE – Your Name
Also, in the body of your email please include the following: Title, Pen name (how you want your name to appear), Word Count, Real Name, Email Address, and Short Biography.
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