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Friday, November 7, 2014

Paid Call for Submission: We Go On - A Veteran’s Anthology for Charity

This anthology will be published to raise money for various charities that support veterans. With each month’s royalties, I’ll donate 100% of the profits to go to charities such as Operation Homefront or the Wounded Warrior Project, etc.
About the Anthology:
This Anthology will include poetry, fiction and non-fictional stories.
Story Lengths/Payment:  Anything from 1K – 15K
Accepted Poetry – Payment is $10 plus a copy of the anthology.
            Accepted Stories under 5K – Payment is $50 plus a copy of the anthology.
            Accepted Stories Over 5K – Payment is $100 plus a copy of the anthology.

Theme/Plot for Fictional Stories and Poetry: A story about a veteran several years out from the war still dealing with war-related issues like PTSD or disabilities, etc but they do not have to be that severe either. I will not specify a war because I would like to see a range of ages of the veterans, so think WWII or Vietnam, or current wars. The story must be contemporary set and the veteran must be done with his service. Another twist here that I would like to see in some stories is for the story to be told through only one point of view, which is not the veterans, but through the eyes of either one of their family members or a close friend, maybe even a girlfriend or boyfriend. For example, I will be contributing a fictional story I wrote, the inspiration for this anthology idea, which is told 40-some years out from the Vietnam War in the point of view of the daughter. Her father is a Vietnam Veteran who has greatly ignored his PTSD until a traumatic life event happens. I welcome all authors to write these.
Theme for Non-Fiction Stories: These will be true-life stories or commentaries about life after war written by either veterans themselves or by family and friends of veterans. I really want to see a mix of both.
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2014
Submission Format:
Email manuscript to howell.kiki@gmail.com
Subject: Anthology
File Naming Convention: author name_story title (example: Kiki Howell_Coming Back to Life)
Manuscript: Just please keep it basic, Title Page, Times New Roman, 12 pt, please no fancy formatting…
Notes: These stories will be edited professionally, so the editor and author will have to come to an agreement on edits before a contract will be sent.
Publication Goal: March 2015
About the Editor, Kiki Howell: I graduated from Kent State University with a Secondary English Education degree in 1993. I’ve been a published author since 2007, currently having over 40 stories published with 11 different small presses. I’ve worked as a publishing administrator and an editor, and have successfully self-published a few of my own stories over the last few years. I’ve been an Ohioana Author and my most recent novel hit three Top 100 Category Bestsellers Lists on Amazon.  Visit www.kikihowell.com for more information.
I’m publishing this anthology in honor of all who have served, and for me specifically, in honor of my father, William D. Quinn, who 47 years ago was wounded serving his country in Vietnam (Vinh Long) with the 175th AVN Co earning himself the Purple Heart and Bronze star:
“For heroism while engaged in serial flight in connection with military operations against a hostile force: Specialist Quinn distinguished himself by heroic actions in 15 Feb 1967 in the Republic of Vietnam… Although seriously wounded his outstanding display of aggressiveness, devotion to duty, and personal bravery is in keeping with the highest standards of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.”
You know how the saying goes: many only wish to meet their hero, but I was raised by mine. I couldn’t be more proud, and this seems a small way to show that. The stories, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as poetry included will be unique in that they tell a story of veterans outside of war, how their sacrifice of service changed their lives long after the war was over. I really hope you will want to be a part of this project that will support so many that have selflessly given of themselves in serving our country. I have many promotional opportunities and other unique gifts plans to supplement this project.
What is a Veteran?

A Veteran-- Whether active duty, discharged, retired, reserve or national guard is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America" for an amount up to, and including his/her life.


  1. Kiki, you have my adoration for undertaking this project. IMO, our veterans don't receive anywhere near the support and thanks we owe them. Please accept a big hug. :-)

    1. Ah, thank you :) So sweet of you to say. And, I'll always take a hug!

  2. Thanks for accepting my poem btw...and proud to be a part of this great cause...wishing you the best...


  3. This is a wonderful project and I know it will touch many people!


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