The #MeToo movement has taken the world by storm. Hundreds of women (and men) are stepping forward and speaking out about their stories for the first time ever.
We are letting everyone know that we will no longer stay quiet...we will no longer allow sexual abuse/harassment to occur and not do a thing about it.
But there are still so many who are afraid to speak up. Or who can't speak up.
We need to be their voice. We need to share our stories to help others know that they aren't alone. That whatever has happened to them is NOT THEIR FAULT and that they can rise above their past and thrive.
Tracey Osborne, our CEO/Editor-in-Chief, is creating an anthology of stories about women who have been abused, harassed, raped and have chosen to use that trauma to empower and strengthen them rather than succumb to victimology.
These women have gone through hell and have risen to become successful, powerful women in their own right.
The purpose of the anthology is simple...
- to share our stories in an effort to empower others,
- to remind them they are not alone, that we are here for them and we will help them. That they are strong, beautiful women.
Tracey is no stranger to abuse. She has her own #MeToo story and has helped others to feel the power that comes with letting go, sharing and realizing that this is not anything to be ashamed of.
If you are ready to share your story, to give other women courage and hope, then continue reading below.
- Your chapter should be 2,000 - 5,000 words
- Speak from the heart. Put in detail, but not super graphic.
- Deadline is February 1, 2018
- Submissions should be sent in a word document to email@example.com
- You are welcome to remain anonymous if you wish. Just specify that at the beginning of your chapter.
- You will be required to sign a contract if your story is accepted.
Will I be compensated for my story?
No. We are not paying for stories.
Who owns the rights to the anthology?
Daring Woman Media, Inc. will own the copyright to the anthology collection. Copyright for each story will remain with the author. There will be a 2 year limitation placed on authors being allowed to publish their submitted story elsewhere.
Can I publish my story elsewhere?
Not right away. There will be a publication limitation placed on all submissions for a period of 2 years in order to allow us to sell as many copies of the anthology as we can.
Will I be able to buy copies of the book?
Yes absolutely! If we select your story for inclusion, you will be able to purchase copies at our wholesale price.
What do I get out of this deal?
First, you get the healing power of sharing your story. Second, you get the knowledge that your story is helping someone else.
You will also be able to state that you are a published author.
How will the book be marketed?
CEO of Daring Woman Media, Tracey Osborne, will be completing a full marketing tour on behalf of the book and all authors. You are welcome to promote the book on your own as well.
Where will the book be published?
We will be listing the book on Amazon in print and ebook version. We will also publish using Ingram which spreads to thousands of different places including Barnes and Noble.
When will the book be published?
Our projected publish date is early March 2018.
What happens to the royalties earned?
All royalties earned will be donated to help victims of domestic abuse. They will go to 501C-3 charities.