Submissions Now Open for But You Don’t Look Sick: The Real Life Adventures of Fibro Bitches, Lupus Warriors, and other Super Heroes Battling Invisible Illness — January 1, 2020

Submissions Now Open for But You Don’t Look Sick: The Real Life Adventures of Fibro Bitches, Lupus Warriors, and other Super Heroes Battling Invisible Illness

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  • Submissions for the anthology will be open from January 1, 2020 through January 31, 2020
  • You are welcome to submit up to 5 pieces of creative work; which may include poetry, prose, creative non-fiction, short fiction, and/or original artwork.
  • Each piece of writing submitted must be limited in length (under 1,000 words).
  • Submission of previously published pieces is acceptable if you retain full rights to your work.
  • Artwork can be submitted in black and white OR color but all artwork should be black and white compatible.
  • Using a pen name or publishing anonymously is acceptable.
  • Writing submitted in experimental formatting is a challenge, particularly in an anthology. The editors will make a good faith effort to maintain your formatting but cannot guarantee complete fidelity. Please review your files before uploading to ensure that it is clear how you would like your work to appear.
  • Questions? Contact the Editors at indieblucollective@gmail.com

 

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CLARIFICATION OF THE FOCUS OF BUT YOU DON’T LOOK SICK: BATTLES WE FIGHT WITH INVISIBLE ILLNESS – AN ANTHOLOGY — March 9, 2019

CLARIFICATION OF THE FOCUS OF BUT YOU DON’T LOOK SICK: BATTLES WE FIGHT WITH INVISIBLE ILLNESS – AN ANTHOLOGY

Many of you have reached out to us to see if it acceptable to submit your writing and art about depression, anxiety, and PTSD to But You Don’t LOOK Sick: Battles we fight with invisible illness – an Anthology.  Although these are important, and often poorly understood invisible illnesses, our goal with But You Don’t LOOK Sick is to focus on the lived experiences of those diagnosed with chronic medical illness such as lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic migraine, MS, chronic Lyme, etc.

As writers and artists living with chronic, invisible medical illnesses, we want to feel represented.  To be visible.  To be understood.  Although depression, anxiety, and PTSD are often closely linked with chronic, medical illness, we could not possibly do all of these themes the justice they deserve in a single volume. 

We hear your eagerness and need to express yourself creatively about your lived experience with mood and anxiety disorders in a future  anthology.  Know that it is firmly on our radar.

Kindra M. Austin

Candice Louisa Daquin

Rachel Finch

Christine Ray

Angie Waters