Wishes and intentions for a brighter future
Friends! I want your stories.
Stories about how coming out and living authentically changed your life for the better, despite the challenges.
Not to pretend there are no challenges. And not to downplay them.
For this project, I want to focus on stories of HOPE.
Because our people need to hear this.
Think about it this way: when you were in the closet, questioning, unsure, feeling alone – what messages would you like to have read? What would have soothed you, comforted you, knowing that better times could be ahead?
I want to make these stories into a book.
It can be anything from a short paragraph (approx. 150 words) to a short story.
You can sign your name in full, or just use a first name, or a pen name. Whatever you want.
I will be completely transparent about the money involved. Proceeds will go to an LGBTQIA+ charity, and you can nominate one if you like.
Big love to you all 💜
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When is the final submission date?
How long should this piece be?
How do I submit my story to you?
You can send us your words in the following ways using the form below:
- Uploaded text document (Word, Pages, PDF, etc)
- Online doc or resource (URL/link)
- Text pasted in the message box (note: this will lose any formatting)
Can I use a pen name?
How much does it cost to take part?
What do contributors get?
Does my story have to be new, or exclusive?
Do I need to have a big following or platform to be eligible to contribute?
What formats will the book be available in?
How and where will the book be published?
When will the book come out?
Will the book include photographs, or text only?
How does it work with copyright? Is it still mine?
What will you do with the income from book sales?
SUBMIT YOUR PIECE HERE
TERMS & CONDITIONS
- Your submission must be about your real lived experience.
- The copyright of the piece you are submitting must be yours.
- We cannot accept anything partly or fully generated by AI.