Every story — every voice — is important. We want to hear YOURS.
Scars and Tiaras: Alive to Thrive accepts essays of 400-600 words only. Our goal is to publish one new essay each week.
Pay is currently set at $35, payable on publication. Payment is made via PayPal only.
We are looking for short essays that tell your story, what your experience has been and/or how you are thriving after an abusive past. This site is about reclaiming your beautiful self after a painful past of abuse and violence (domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault). Not all painful things fit this site. We cannot and should not cover it all. But if you have a story you’d like to share that fits our site, we’d love to hear from you.
Stories on your experience. What are you trying to heal from?
Stories from your healing. What has your healing journey looked like?
Please take time to review the web site. Your story should serve to shine light into the darkness or encourage healing.
Send to: email@example.com Subject: Submission for Scars and Tiaras
No attachments. Submissions with attachments will be deleted without response.
Scars and Tiaras makes every attempt to notify you within 24 hours when your submission has been received and to respond on your submission within 2 weeks.
If accepted, we will request a short bio and a photo to go with your submission, unless you’ve requested to be published anonymously.
A Word from Angela
Your story is important. Sometimes I share my life and the other person says, “Well, I kind of know how you feel. I guess not really, because what happened to me wasn’t THAT bad, not as bad as yours, but…”
No. Stop that.
What happened to you should never be dismissed because it isn’t “as bad” as someone else’s story. My story is worse than some, but also better than others. I’m still here, I’m still alive. Many didn’t make it. Does that make my story less valuable? Nope. Nor does my story make yours less valuable. So please share with people, please keep telling your story. You never know whose life you will change.
Want to query first to be sure your idea fits with the theme of the web site? Feel free to email us (firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Query for Scars and Tiaras) or use the following form.