What Makes You Stronger: Real Talk About Breast Cancer
We want your true stories about your journey, the journey of a loved one or your secondhand experience as caregiver or medical professional. We want the anger, the despair, the "why me, God?" and the moment you realized, that despite the ravages to your body, the body of the loved one or the person in your professional care... you gained strength from the experience. Tell us about it, keep it real, nothing is taboo. The aim is to strengthen those who've just begun the journey, form a support community by mentorship, for those desiring it, prayer and daily inspirational thoughts, coping strategies for the pain, recipes that tempt the appetite and anything else that you wish to share.
All essays/stories should be nonfiction narratives, written in the first-person. Focus on one or a few selected moments; do not send rants or political speeches. Essays/Stories should be titled. Essays/Stories should be between 100 – 500 words and poems restricted to 40 lines. No funky fonts, please. Please include a brief bio (1-3 sentences) at the end of your submission and forward a headshot (neck and shoulders) to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, but work must be submitted by to be considered for the January issue. Submissions received after December 15, 2009 will be considered for the April 2010 issue. Writers chosen for the newsletter will be contacted by December 31, 2009 and notified via email when the newsletter is available.
Feel free to repost and forward!