Rough Men Stand Ready:
We had a small administrative problem that set us off schedule, but that is fixed and we are back on track. The first anthology had a few stories pulled and replaced in the last month or so. One story was replaced because the veteran got a book deal and couldn’t use what he originally sent. This is a good thing. People want to read the stories. The first anthology will be out before Thanksgiving of this year. We hope to have the second edition out the following spring.
Now Accepting Story Submissions
A Rock Or Something Productions is now accepting submissions from veterans, their family members, and others directly affected by war and the military lifestyle. We are accepting submissions for our second anthology now. If you are a veteran, service member, family member, or have been affected by the military lifestyle and have a story or poem about something that is important to you please send it to email@example.com.
Sorry, we are not accepting excerpts of a larger memoir or book. The story should be 4,000 to 5,000 words at most. Shorter stories and poems are encouraged. Send us a few pages from your war journal and also your pictures.
Editor Sean Davis
The editor-in-chief is a Purple Heart Recipient and graduate of the Pacific University Masters in Fine Arts Writing Program.
Sean spent 16 years in the US Army infantry and left as an E7, platoon sergeant, in which time he was stationed at Schofield Barracks, HI, Fort Drum, NY, Bad Aibling, Germany, and then he joined the Oregon National Guard. He has been deployed to Haiti, Iraq, and Hurricane Katrina. After leaving the military Sean graduated from Mount Hood Community College, Portland State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English, and a Master’s Degree from Pacific University.
I understand many vets haven’t written about their experiences or if they have they feel the stories may not be worth much because they haven’t had any formal “writing training.” It isn’t my intent to win writing prizes here. I only want to help vets find the path that helped me, that probably saved my life. Along the way I have no doubt we will find amazing stories people will want to read.
Send the stories you have to firstname.lastname@example.org
This will be a book of short stories. We’ll take fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The poems can be about anything at all, but the stories should focus on a military experience, or if you’re a family member you can write about the impact of having your loved one a part of the military lifestyle. Each story should be around 20 pages max, double spaced. If you have something larger give me the best part of it and we’ll publish an excerpt.