Fundraising Anthology Submissions

 

Submissions are now open for our newest fundraising anthology “Why the Hell They Don’t ‘Just Leave’!
Behold, the fine-print details:

Why: On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. (CDC, NISVS Report)

What: Organization TBA (Pending)

Guidelines: (Read these carefully as failure to comply will result in automatic denial.)

Email: To submit, the subject heading should have “Submission”, the tittle of the anthology, author’s pen name, and title of the piece or pieces being submitted—for poetry, please list each poem.
Example:
Submission, Rejected, Erin Crocker, The Day the Grass Turned Purple
Submissions

-must include a title page (This DOES NOT have to be separate) with the following:
-Author’s legal name
-Author’s pen name as he/she would like it listed in the anthology, or if you would like to remain anonymous—see bold print below.
-word count
-PayPal address
-Brief bio (a paragraph is fine.)

**SPECIAL NOTE** Due to the nature of this anthology, we will absolutely allow our authors and poets to publish anonymously. With that said, I will need your information—legal name, word count, PayPal address (for payment), but NONE of your private information such as your name or pen name needs to be published. YOU CAN TELL YOUR STORIES AND GET YOUR VOICE HEARD SAFELY!!

(I will ask for mailing addresses upon selection to send author copies.)

Story/Poem requirements:
-.doc or .docx only
–12 pt. Times New Roman font
–3,500-7,500 Word Count for stories. (Poetry will vary in length but please keep submissions to no more than three poems. I will only accept up to three.)
-Editing: Please have someone proofread/edit/cleanup your submission. Yes, we will also suggest edits, but double and triple checking your story not only shows professionalism but also makes the publishing process go smoothly for everyone.
–Genre: Open—Fiction and Non-Fiction (with the exception of Erotica)

What are we looking for? Stories and poetry, non-fiction or fiction, that focus on the issues surrounding mental, emotional, and physical violence against women, men, and children. Stories from a gamut of voices: LGBTQ+, Women, Men, et al. We are looking for pieces that speak to issues of the violence itself, escaping, and what it means to survive, what the healing process looks like to you. What does it mean to move forward? Can we move forward? If so, how? What does it look like in the eye of the storm? What does it look like to gather information and make an escape plan? What does it feel like? This is our chance to not only raise money for a good cause but to change the narrative that all too often romanticizes domestic violence!

What are we not looking for? Erotica. Stories that are explicit and glorify domestic violence, stories that romanticize abuse, stories where the victim escapes into the arms of another (although the story could be about him/her recalling events to their significant other.) Stories that are misogynistic. 
**If you have questions ASK!!**

–Submit up to three poems or one short story

Deadline:
Please submit by Friday, January 1st 2021 by MIDNIGHT (EST.)
Payments/Rights/ Etc:
Each accepted short story/group of poems will receive $5 and a choice of an additional $5 or a second free print copy of the anthology to be paid within thirty days of publication of “Why the Hell They Don’t ‘Just Leave’”. Payment will be made via PayPal. Therefore, author must have a valid PayPal account.
When our anthology goes to print format, each author will be issued one free copy (plus an additional copy if they select that option) upon providing a valid mailing address and the ability to purchase further copies at a discount.

All proceeds from the online sales of this anthology, paperback or electronic will go to a TBA Domestic Violence Advocacy Organization.

Authors of all accepted stories will maintain the ability to publish their accepted works elsewhere. I will hold no rights to them.

How to Submit: email entries to authorerincrocker@yahoo.com

Questions: Feel free to email me at authorerincrocker@yahoo.com
Subject line: “DVANTHOLOGY”—Question

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past Anthologies:

 October 2020 Update: “Rejected” Update: Online sales of “Rejected” resulted in $200 being donated to the Spay/Neuter Coalition of Georgia. Thank you to everyone who submitted, purchased a copy, or donated! 

Latest Update: “Cocky-Tales” anthology raised $75 for the Romance Writers of America’s author advocacy fund. Hey, at around .70 per ebook download, I’d say that’s pretty good! Stay tuned! I’d love to pick another good cause to raise money for very soon!

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Per the deadline, submissions are currently closed. I really appreciate the influx of response to “Cocky-Tales Anthology” and am happy to announce that the Romance Writers of America have agreed to accept the proceeds** for use in their author advocacy fund!!  **this does not denote that RWA in any way endorses the publication of “Cocky-Tales Anthology”.

 

Stay Tuned for more updates about “Cocky-Tales Anthology”!

 

I am currently accepting submissions to a brand new anthology entitled “Cocky-Tales”!  Here’s the fine-print details:

Why: Because the ability to copyright/trademark a word to the point no other author can use is at as a title is a detriment and an attack on the creative writing community. It not only impacts romance writers and authors but sets a dangerous precedent for writing as a whole.

What: I always considered myself a novelist with, what I consider to be, few publications in anthologies. However, I feel compelled to pursue the idea of this particular anthology and am reaching out to any other brave authors and writers who would like to join me in this quest. As of now, I am only looking to publish “Cocky-Tales” in ebook format.

Guidelines: 

–Submissions must be in .doc or .docx format

–12 pt. Times New Roman font

–1,5oo-5,000 Word Count

–Genre: Open but the word “Cocky” must somehow be incorporated in all titles

–Explicit/Graphic content will not be accepted

–Submit up to three poems or short stories

Deadline: 

Please submit by Monday, June 4 2018

Payments/Rights/ Etc:  

Upon acceptance, each author will be asked to submit a 4-6 sentence bio.

Each accepted short story will receive $10 and each accepted poem $5 with half paid at the signing of the contract and the other half to be paid within ninety days of publication of “Cocky-Tales”. (In other words, if you submit three poems and all three are accepted, you will receive $7.50 when you return the signed contract and $7.50 within ninety days of publication.) Payment will be made via PayPal. Therefore, author must have a valid PayPal account.

If “Cocky-Tales” goes to print format, each author will be issued two free copies of the anthology and the ability to purchase further copies at a discount.

All proceeds from the sales of this anthology, paperback or electronic will go to help those impacted by the trademark/copyright situation. 

Authors of all accepted stories will maintain the ability to publish their accepted works elsewhere.

How to Submit: email entries to authorerincrocker@yahoo.com

subject line “Re: Cocky-Tales Anthology”