Until July 30th, 11:59pm (EST), I AM NO VICTIM will be accepting short stories, essays and hybrid work to be featured in our upcoming anthology, To Be Named. Submissions showcased in this anthology will center work created by black womxn, queer, femme, trans, gnc youth survivors of color.
For our first round of submissions, we invite you to respond to this prompt:
I AM NO VICTIM's main mission is to destigmatize, counteract and reconstruct the narratives surrounding marginalized youth survivors. This includes affirming the experiences of black womxn, femmes, queer, trans and gender non-conforming survivors of color, who are more often than not excluded from societal discourse on sexual violence. As a direct response to the incapability of our environments, legislative systems and respective cultures to enable healing among us, we have come together to heal ourselves.
To do this, we must first acknowledge what needs healing. Learn to call it by a name other than our own. Channel pain into power. Use art/writing as a means of reclaiming that power, and the self. Think collective and individual healing. The question is, what do we need to heal? More specifically, what does your healing look like?
Your submission does not need to adhere specifically to this prompt. Go where you heart sends you, and we'll be here to receive it.
When sending in submissions, be sure to include in the body of the email your:
City, State you reside
For art submissions:
Title of piece
Attachment of art in one of these following formats: .jpeg, .jpg, .png
For writing submissions:
Title of piece(s)
Writing type (poetry, prose, essay, etc)
Submission attached as a .pdf, .docx, or .doc format
Please send all submissions to with a subject line of "I AM Submission - Writing" for poetry, prose, essays and short stories. For example, "I AM Submission - Art" for art submissions.
The limit is two submissions per person (up to three for poems, must be attached in a single document), so please choose your best work. They may be simultaneous submissions--- all we ask is that you notify us if your work is published elsewhere.
We can't wait to see the magic you create.
The I AM NO VICTIM Team
*if you'd like your name to be omitted for privacy/personal reasons, please write N/A next to your name in the body of your email, and your work will be published anonymously. However, we do ask that you include your age and the city/state you reside.