Freedom Forge Press is looking for writers of freedom-themed stories of any genre excepting erotica (sorry!). The only catch is there must be a clear and compelling freedom theme.
Some have asked us to define what a compelling freedom theme is, and there really isn’t a simple answer. But fortunately we live in a world ripe with examples. The Lord of the Rings trilogy has a compelling freedom theme, but it isn’t a novel of lecturing or discussion. We find the theme within a story.
What if Star Wars had lived as a book before finding its way onto the big screen? It would be another great example. The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Game of Thrones are all great examples of stories having various freedom themes.
Classics such as 1984, Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, and The Time Machine each tell stories of varying struggles for freedom, and we would have been proud to publish any of these.
If you’re interested in writing for us, check out the following:
Novels & Novellas – CURRENTLY OPEN
Anthology (Short Stories) – CURRENTLY OPEN
Guest Blog Entries – CURRENTLY OPEN
Bellows Books (Middle Grade Submissions) – CURRENTLY OPEN
Apprentice Books (Young Adult Submissions) – CURRENTLY OPEN
Guest Blog Entries should be relatively short (between 500 to 1,500 words maximum) and address either a current event “ripped from the headlines” or present a response to something happening in the world around us. Blog entries could also be commemorative in nature. For example, an entry could address an upcoming historical event that should be refreshed in our minds. All entries should adhere to the word count (seriously blog entries must not exceed 1,500 words), be well written, stay on topic, and of course have some sort of connection to freedom that is readily apparent by the time the post is finished. Currently, there is no compensation for guest blog entries other than exposure on our website and links to either the author’s website or any current projects he/she is undertaking. Guest Blog Entries should be submitted to submissions <at> freedomforgepress <dot> com.
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