Publishing Stories of Underrepresented Voices
We are living in transformative times. People are finding ways to make their voices heard, and some are learning they are activists, when they never thought of themselves that way before.
Something happened and made you want to get involved in transforming your organization, neighborhood, community, state, or country. You decided to speak up for something you care about. And, you did so through words, images, or actions. Maybe this is the first time you are speaking out about an issue. Maybe you are finally ready to share your experience, and begin a dialogue about the topic.
Whether you worked alone or joined a group in order to fight for change--we want to hear your story.
We seek short stories, poems, essays, or creative nonfiction that capture your journey, work, and/or goals regarding your activism.
Submissions should be no more than 2,500 words and not previously published. Email in Word document or pdf format to email@example.com by October 15, 2019. Indicate the category (listed above) in your subject line. Include a 50-word bio describing your professional background and/or reason for writing this piece. Writers will receive a response by mid-January, 2020. The selected submissions will be published in the anthology within an anticipated mid-to-late 2020 time frame.
Contributors will receive one copy of the book along with reduced purchase rates for a limited time.
A note about the editors, marketing plans, and authors' rights:
Michelle Duster and Trina Sotira will co-edit the activism anthology. Both published writers co-edited the two-time indie award finalist Shifts: An Anthology of Women's Growth Through Change.
Similar to Shifts, contributors will be invited to read at the book launch and other events to promote the collaboration. It is possible that contributors will be asked to join the editors, when/if they make television and/or radio appearances for the book. As with the previous anthology, writers may be interviewed along with the editors. Contributors will be added to MuseWrite Press's mailing list and notified of any book readings/signings/author appearances.
An e-book will be released approximately one year after the print launch.
MuseWrite Press will retain the rights to work published in the anthology for one year. After one year, all rights are released back to the writers.