We are creating an anthology of (creative) nonfiction writing about breakups.
We want to know how people process breakups. Are your techniques messy, sappy, silly, or something else? Self-love and missing an ex sometimes coexist; what was your experience? For some people, a breakup reignites an old creative passion or motivates a person to complete goals they put off during the relationship. We want to know what sucked and what rocked. What feelings seemed never-ending and what was fleeting? What advice would you give to someone going through a breakup right now? Are you still friends with your ex? If so, what does that look like?
We’re especially interested in stories about compassion, positive mindsets, and respect for ourselves and our exes. This doesn’t mean we don’t want to hear stories of heartbreak. We want it all.
Here’s your chance to let it all out without being nudged to change the subject.
Note: This is not a bash-fest or a chance to “call out” your ex. Please respect each other.
We are only accepting submissions by LGBTQ+ identified people. Trans people, nonbinary people, and POC get priority.
People published in the anthology will receive compensation for their work.
Deadline: January 31st, 2019
Submissions must be between 500-2,000 words.
We prefer first person.
Double spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font.
Email submissions as a Microsoft Word file to
Email your essay as one file and a cover page as a second file.
DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME IN THE ESSAY FILE.
Just include the title of the essay at the top.
This will ensure that we do not know the authors'
names while reviewing the essays.
The cover page should list:
The title of your essay
Your full name
The city you live in
Your phone number
How you identify: race, sexuality, gender (we ask this since we are asking for submissions by LGBTQ+ people only).