Strength From Within: Table of Contents!

At long last, I am honored to announce the lineup for the anthology! I have had the difficult choice of picking through all of the lovely submissions that were sent to me, but I feel I have found the absolute best. So enjoy this brilliant ToC, spread the word, and buy the book when it comes out. I’ll post the cover art once I have the final version sometime next month.

“Feeding the Flame” – Kat Cook

“A Little Bird Told Me” – Sam Knight

“No Gain” – Sean M. Locke

“Kyara’s New Deal” – Lancer Kind

“La Faim” – Casey Hays

“A Turn of the Ring” – Quincy J. Allen

“The Lowell Infirmary for Transmigration” – Chet Gottfried

“Hand’s House” – Michael Hemmingson

“Gravity” – Brittany A. Lawrence

“Dania’s Trial” – J. A. Campbell

“EndlessFreedom.Com” Lyn McConchie

“The Story Thief” – Janka Hobbs

“Hands” – Kevin Bannigan Jr.

“The Fairy and the Pearls” – Ellorien

“Grumpy Dragon” – Jay Wilburn

Update

Just a quick update. Submissions are still rolling in, but if you are writing a story for this anthology, don’t forget to get it into us by October 31!

We have also started accepting science fiction stories.

The guidelines are as follows:

Original material, no reprints will be accepted. Do not use non-original characters and/or copyrighted characters. Romance is fine, erotica is inappropriate for the anthology. No rape, no excessive violence.

Word count 2-6K, query for longer.
Payment is a flat $25 per story.
Submissions open from July 27th through October 31st, or until filled.
To submit, save your document as .doc or .rtf and email your submissions to strengthfromwithinanthology [@] gmail [dot] com. Questions and queries may also be directed to this email.

For published pieces we take First Print and/or Electronic Publishing Rights. Bear in mind that most publications will not publish pieces that have been published in print, eBook, or on the web, so for all intents and purposes after your work is published by us it can only be marketed as a reprint, which severely limits the number of markets that will accept it, and drastically reduces the pay rate it can receive. It is up to you, the author, to decide if publishing your work in print and eBook, giving up your First Publishing Right for a token payment, is really what you want to do.

WE HAVE A PUBLISHER!

We are very proud to announce that our little project has attracted the attention of a publisher to help us create the best book possible!

The Grumpy Dragon (www.GrumpyDragon.com), a small press in Colorado Springs has graciously stepped in to lend a hand with laying out the book, printing it, and distributing it, all of which will help us get the book into more readers’ hands. And best of all, the sales will still go toward promoting Asbury House to help people help themselves to a better life.

Many thanks to The Grumpy Dragon for helping us out, and many thanks to you for your support as both contributing authors and future readers of this project!

Strength From Within: Stories of Recovery to Fund Asbury House

Recovery from addiction requires strength, and through strength can come recovery. But not all strengths are the same, nor are all addictions. Strength From Within aims to examine addiction and recovery through the lens of fantasy. With fifteen stories of bravery, strength and resilience in the face of addiction and recovery, this anthology showcases established authors as well as up and coming talent.

All profits are to go to Asbury House. The support from this project will go to give Asbury House a home in Fort Collins, CO and give dozens of women the space to learn their strengths and build on them to recover.

“The mission of Asbury House is to provide a safe, holistic, and healthy physical environment where women are empowered to collaboratively develop their healing process keeping in mind their relationships with their families, communities, and environments, so that they are able to make more meaningful choices and achieve successful relationships, life goals, and economic productivity on their chosen paths.”

With your help, this project can bring hope and help to women who truly need it.

Original material, no reprints will be accepted. Do not use non-original characters and/or copyrighted characters. Romance is fine, erotica is inappropriate for the anthology. No rape, no excessive violence.

Word count 2-6K, query for longer.
Payment is a flat $25 per story.
Submissions open from July 27th through October 31st, or until filled.
This will be funded through a project on Indiegogo, more information to follow.

To submit, save your document as .doc or .rtf and email your submissions to strengthfromwithinanthology [@] gmail [dot] com. Questions and queries may also be directed to this email.

For published pieces we take First Print and/or Electronic Publishing Rights. Bear in mind that most publications will not publish pieces that have been published in print, eBook, or on the web, so for all intents and purposes after your work is published by us it can only be marketed as a reprint, which severely limits the number of markets that will accept it, and drastically reduces the pay rate it can receive. It is up to you, the author, to decide if publishing your work in print and eBook, giving up your First Publishing Right for a token payment, is really what you want to do.