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SUBMISSIONS OPEN

NERDY THINGS PUBLISHING is proud to announce the first anthology to benefit a not for profit organization. Get published and help a well deserving group in the process.

ABOUT THE ANTHOLOGY: In our lives, people tell us who we should be. We gain the notion we could be happier by trying to be someone else. But we don't have to be perfect for the world, we just have to be ourselves.

Shatter Your Image is an anthology from writers telling their stories through fiction and poetry. Stories of being proud of who we truly are, that tragedy and dark moments brought us to a light we didn't think possible. Stories of accepting what some call flaws as cause for celebration. Stories that invite us all to stop changing for others. Instead, we shatter our image and realize our beauty.

All proceeds will benefit Realize Your Beauty, a not for profit organization that promotes positive body image and eating disorder awareness for children and adolescents by way of theatre arts.

Learn more about Realize Your Beauty at their website.

RULES FOR SUBMISSION: All work must be original poetry or fictional short story. Fan fiction, or any written work including characters or stories derived from other works will be immediately rejected. We are looking for diverse voices to provide a platform for people to have their voices heard.

All submissions must be in standard manuscript format. Be sure your first page includes your title, author/poet name. All pages should be 1 inch margins, double-spaced and in Times New Roman, size 12 font. There is no minimum word count; however, submissions cannot exceed 10,000 words. Payments for your contribution will be minimal since this is a charity anthology with all proceeds going to a non-profit. All accepted authors and poets will receive a contributor copy of the anthology.

Submissions to the general public have been closed. However, if you have been invited by the editor or members of Realize Your Beauty, you have until midnight MST on October 31, 2016. While we'd like to include all works submitted, we will have limited space available. We will inform all authors and poets on whether your work was accepted for publication by December 2, 2016. The anthology will be published through Nerdy Things Publishing, LLC.

IN ORDER TO SUBMIT:

STEP ONE: Fill out the form below, none of the provided information will be sold or used for anything but communication with authors and poets regarding the status of their submission.

STEP TWO:  After completing the form, please e-mail your submission as a Word Document (DOC or DOCX file) or Rich Text File to Submissions (at) NerdyThingsPublishing (dot) com. Replace the (at) with the @ symbol and the (dot) with a . when sending the e-mail, the address is written on this page in this format to avoid receiving spam e-mail and to verify those submitting are, in fact, human.

Legal Name *
Legal Name
Have you ever attended a Realize Your Beauty workshop or event before? *
Does the parent or legal guardian give permission for the author or poet's work to be submitted for consideration?
Only necessary if author or poet is under 18 years of age at the time of submission.

NERDY THINGS PUBLISHING IS ONLY ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THIS ANTHOLOGY AT THIS TIME. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ANY WRITING UNLESS IT PERTAINS TO THIS ANTHOLOGY.