The SV anthology has always been a passion project, which makes it that much more important for it to get out there and succeed! 70% of proceeds go to a domestic violence charity or women's shelter, although it's been a lingering idea to start my own non-profit specifically for people who have survived DV to get back on their feet and follow their own calling. None of that is possible without funding, so here we go again to try to make some money!
Nothing happens without people pulling together and speaking out. The Soul Vomit anthology is one way to do so.
If you have a story (fictional or not) about domestic violence, PTSD, anxiety, or anything else related to what life was like between leaving your abuser and finding yourself again, I'd love to read it. Stories like this are incredibly important to people who feel as though there's no hope of ever getting an ordinary life back... it can be exhausting to the point of suicidal thoughts and massive emotional hardship.
I certainly hope to read poetry, stories, prose, blogs, and essays that encompass not only the prison-like aspects of being IN an abusive relationship, but also works about survival, finding strength, refusing to let fear and paranoia rule your life, and - ultimately - happiness.
Photos and art are also welcome!
If you have a piece you'd like to submit, please go to the submission manager and read the guidelines.
The deadline is coming up! Submit your work today!