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call for submissions

Several months ago I put out a call for guest writing. It has naturally evolved into a survival series here on The Honeyed Quill. Since I work with individuals on surviving their stories by writing for release and recovery, this makes sense. It still surprises me, though. Every time I scroll through my guests’ work, I step back and marvel at not only what I am trusted with (I coach each piece that comes my way which can take weeks or a day depending on the individual’s relationship with their story),

Friends, Some exciting news! The judges of (De)Caffeinated confessions and I put our heads together and thought up a few ways to make this competition more user friendly. I’m squeeing over what we came up with. This writing competition is now: open genre open longer (until Feb. 14, 2016 to be exact) open topic as long as it’s funny and 2,000 words or fewer and has a lower submission fee I have been reading submissions to one of the other competitions and crying my ever-loving eyeballs out. I NEED you

I am thrilled to announce a new website geared toward supporting survivors as we write through our stories. I firmly believe in writing as a tool for healing. Gathering Oaks, started by writer Kirsten Ott,  is a volunteer run “online sanctuary dedicated to writing through trauma.” You can submit your stories with your byline or anonymously on the site. The goal is to find empowerment by owning your stories. If you have been toying with the idea of putting your life on the page, consider Gathering Oaks as a place to

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