Heroes to Be Heard

Guidelines

The guidelines for submission are:

Written in the first person
Creates a strong emotion
Takes the reader through a journey from start to finish, and includes how you coped in the face of your experience. Your story should leave the reader with a clear message of how to cope.
Brings laughter, tears, and hopefully a smile to the reader
Ensure that your story gives the reader ideas on how to cope. End your story with a very clear message.
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Please Note:

When you submit your story to us through our website, you will receive an immediate response that we have received it for consideration.

It can take up to a year for each Heroes to be Heard book to develop. Please be patient. If your story is chosen for any edition of the HH book series or any other project, you will be notified and your permission to publish it will be requested.

Please be assured we never publish anything without written permission from the author. Please also know that submission of your story does not automatically mean your story will be accepted for publication in a HH book.

Story Specifications

1. The only way to submit your story to us is via our form here. If you have any problems when trying to submit, please contact us at submit@heartstobeheard.com. Once you have submitted the form we will contact you if your story is being considered for the book. We will set up an interview time to discuss your story.

2. Stories must be non-fiction and should be approximately 2,000 to 2,500 words.

3. No anonymous, author unknown or “as told to” submissions, please.

4. Be sure to keep a copy of the stories and/or poems that you submit to us. Please do not contact us and ask us to send you a copy of anything you have previously submitted. We are unable to do this.

5. Please submit only stories that have not been previously published. The only exception to this is if your work has only been published in a small local publication with limited circulation.

6. Each author will be in a book aligned with the subject of their story, concluding with a short bio about the author and a picture and website address of their primary website. Please include an opening quote you wrote (or one you have permission to use) that gives the reader a glimpse of what your message is.

7. Stories to be considered for any of the books are now being accepted. (Please keep in mind there will be multiple books in each series, so if you do not meet timing for one book enter in comments that you would like to be in subsequent book).

8. All of the work will be done for you, all marketing, publishing, distribution, reviews, etc

9. You agree to promote the book upon it’s release to your network, friends & family and social media.

10. Next group of stories are due by December31, 2020.

11. If you have a story that you would like included in one of the books and would like help writing it we can provide that service for you.

If the story you wrote is published by us, you will be identified as a co-author

When you submit your story to us through our website, you will receive an immediate response that we have received it. It is the screen that comes up immediately after you hit the submit button and not a separate e-mail message from us. The message says, “Thank you for your submission!.” This is the confirmation that your story has been delivered and accepted into our submission process. It is the only acknowledgment you will receive from us. If you receive an error message when trying to submit, please contact our webmaster for assistance. If you do not have Internet access at home, you can always visit a local library.

It can take up to a year for the Heroes to be Heard book to develop.

Please be patient. If your story is chosen for any edition of Heroes to be Heard book series or any other project, you will be notified and your permission to publish it will be requested. Please know that we never publish anything without written permission from the author. Please also know that submission of your story does not automatically mean that your story will be accepted.

Feel free to submit more than one story to us for consideration.

Please do not send us any book manuscripts as these will be automatically discarded.