Call for Submissions: K-Z

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Call for Submissions: K-Z

Kids with Pain

There are countless reasons why children experience pain. For many, pain is their companion from an early age. What these children accomplish every single day is nothing short of a miracle and we want to hear their stories from both a caregiver and personal perspective. Release TBA

Learning Disabilities

Are you parenting an extraordinary child or children? Share with us your heartfelt moments of wonder, amazement, and joy as your child has worked diligently to overcome a significant challenge to achieve success. We are looking for stories across all types of learning challenges for a by-parents-for-parents anthology. Release TBA


Have you been challenged in your life to overcome much as a result of Lupus? The struggles you face are real and so is how you choose to shine every single day. Your experiences and triumphs can change the world for just one person who feels alone while living with the same problems. We want to hear your stories! Release TBA

Lyme Disease

It is a multi-systemic inflammatory infection caused by the bite of an infected tick. Lyme disease can cause a number of symptoms, be transmitted in utero, and change the way a person lives. We want to share your stories of overcoming the challenges of this infection. Release TBA

Mastocytosis and MCAS/MCAD

“He’s allergic to almost everything! How can this be?” I heard those words last year from an allergist in reference to my son. It turned out he wasn’t actually allergic to everything, but rather had over-active mast cells. Watching my son overcome the challenges associated with MCAS has been inspiring. I know that he’s not the only one out there with a story — and we want to hear them! Share with us the challenges, how you overcame them, and the dreams you achieved as a result. Release TBA

Marfan Syndrome

Do you or someone you love live with Marfan Syndrome? As a genetic connective tissue disorder, the effects can be widespread and for many, not recognized until adulthood. We want to hear how you live with passion and purpose to inspire others within the community to do the same. Release TBA

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects people to varying degrees. For each person living with MS, a level of strength and determination has been found to continue living in the best possible manner and we want to showcase these stories. Release TBA

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Fatigue is debilitating, encompassing, and life-changing. We know because we live with it. Navigating life when the exhaustion is overwhelming seems impossible, but we know that you do it every single day. Tell us your inspiring stories of how you give ME/CFS a kick! Your stories will inspire others within the community. Release TBA

Pudendal Neuralgia

The main symptom of pudendal neuralgia (PN) and pudendal nerve entrapment (PNE) is pain in one or more of the areas innervated by the pudendal nerve or one of its branches. The constant pain affects both men and women and adversely affects quality of life. We are seeking stories of overcoming the challenges to embrace life well.  Release TBA

Raynaud’s  Phenomenon

Raynaud’s phenomenon causes blood flow to the skin, especially in the fingers and toes, to reduce as a result of cold or stress and is more intensified than a typical body response. In an attack, the vessels narrow faster and tighter resulting in numbness and pain once the blood flow returns to the extremities. This condition requires some to adjust how they live and work to reduce the number of attacks and the resulting pain. We want to know how you do what you do! Release TBA

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disorder that primarily affects joints. It may result in deformed and painful joints, which can lead to loss of function. The disease may also have signs and symptoms in organs other than joints. We want to hear your stories of triumph! Release TBA


Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS) is classified as a form of dysautonomia by some physicians. Although Our Stories of Strength is accepting submissions for an anthology that could encompass RSDS, we believe that these stories deserve a platform all of their own. We would love to hear how you navigate life, enjoy each moment, and celebrate your successes along the way. Planned Release TBA

Surviving Infant and Child Loss

In the words of Mysti Reutlinger, “Losing my firstborn son to SIDS was more than the greatest loss of my life, it ripped me to the core of who I thought I was and forced me to rebuild my life uncertain about everything I had ever known. His death was more than a loss of life, I lost all ability to hope and dream for the future.” Her personal struggle of complicated grief, deep depression, and PTSD as a result of that loss has inspired her to work with other parents in the same position. We would love to share your stories of embracing a new normal and ever-so-slowly moving forward. Release TBA

Surviving Miscarriage

Approximately 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage. For families, this loss is devastating, heart-wrenching, and life-changing. We understand the emotional pain felt of losing a child during what should be the happiest times in life. Moving beyond the hurt to embrace life is a feat of strength, determination, and perseverance. We would love to share your stories so other families know that they, too, are not alone. Release TBA

Surviving Suicide

Suicide is a topic that is difficult to discuss and even more difficult to survive after a loved one ends their life. This anthology is not meant to be a tribute to those who have gone, but a resource for those still standing after such a tragic loss. We ask that you share your tools, techniques, and methods in pushing forward to embrace living. The greatest care and consideration will be taken in working with you on submissions due to the emotional nature of this anthology. Release TBA

Thyroid Conditions

The thyroid is a gland that causes a wide array of health issues; some of them are debilitating. Within the Thyroid community, we’ve heard stories of triumph, perseverance, and strength from the core of people. These stories, and the people who tell them, are inspiring. We want to hear yours, too! Tell us how you’ve overcome challenges to achieve your dreams – large and small. Release TBA

Ulcerative Colitis and Chron’s Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, is a category of bowel disorders that includes both ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. The effects of these conditions can be life-changing. Release TBA

Visually Impaired

Visual impairment is a decreased ability to see to a degree that additional it causes problems that are not fixable by usual means, such as glasses or medication. It can be due to either disease, trauma, or congenital or degenerative conditions. We want to hear stories of people faced with these challenges to inspire others. (Book will be in large print and available digitally.) Release TBA

Are there any additional titles you would like to see published? If so, please contact us on Facebook, Twitter, or by e-mail and let us know!