Submissions to Chicago Books to Women in Prison


If you know any women who’ve experienced incarceration and may be interested in being published. Chicago Books to Women in Prison is looking for submissions from people who identify as women.

These submissions are for the “New Beginnings” Issue of Bound Struggles (published by Chicago Books to Women in Prison). Here are the details from them:

Submissions can be poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or artwork (we are happy to get submissions in color, but we’re printing in black and white).
Any writing should be about 500 words long
Handwritten or typed submissions are both welcome
If she wants to have her piece credited, she should give us her name and any other info that she wants to share (where she’s from, where she lives now, etc)
If she’d rather that it be anonymous, that’s fine- just let us know
We’ll give a copy of the final publication to all contributors

Mail work to Chicago Books to Women in Prison, P O Box 14778, Chicago, IL 60614

We need the work by March 15 for this issue, but if they miss the deadline we’ll hang on to it for the next round.

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We are a group of women who are working together to support young women who are incarcerated in our local juvenile jail.

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  1. My name is Heather Heaton, and I am a new Alabama author. Please consider helping me introduce my story, a series of ebooks entitled “Her Letters from Prison”, to your friends. I don’t want other young girls to have to experience what I have had to endure.

    My new ebook series (“Her Letters from Prison”) is an inspirational resource for reading pleasure, review, contemplation, and discussion. My own testimony is: “God changed my life in prison!” http://heatherheaton.posterous.com/my-ebook-series-her-letters-from-prison-women

    “Her Letters from Prison” (Parts 1 & 2) will validate your inquisitive thoughts and doubts about what goes on in women’s prisons (It is what it is!); and it can justify the efforts spent toward women’s prison ministries. These two ebooks can be a motivational (tell-it-like-it-is) resource for drug rehab/prevention and reentry programs, especially when combined with “Her Letters from Prison – Part 4: Recycled – Second Time Around”.

    “Her Letters from Prison” is a non-fiction, inspirational, romance ebook series; with the original letters (with prison art) included as images for authenticity. My story describes how female offenders are perceived and handled (often abused) in the criminal justice system. The story continues (Part 4) to describe my first two years of re-entry back into the real world and how she ended a destructive narcissistic-codependent relationship.

    “Her Letters from Prison: Women-in-Prison” (Part 3) contains two PowerPoint presentations prepared for the University of Alabama/Women’s Studies “Women in Prison” conference. Both presentations are based on Parts 1 & 2 of my story; and they are entitled “Women-in-Prison (Almost Invisible)” and “Women-in-Prison (Facts/Myths)”. Also, my personal testimony is included in the Part 3 publication.

    You can go to http://www.heather-heaton.com, and click on a direct link to my Amazon.com and/or Smashwords “book pages” for “Her Letters from Prison”. Alternatively, you can visit my “author pages”:
    1. http://www.amazon.com/author/heatherheaton
    2. https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/heatherdh

    My ebooks are also available in paperback format. The paperback book (“Her Letters from Prison”) may be obtained by contacting me through my website “contact” form. The paperback book contains Part 1, 2, and 3 ebooks. “Her Letters from Prison – Part 4” will be published as its own paperback book soon.

    Also, I have a new ebook series entitled “Women-in-Prison Short Stories” available now on Amazon.com and Smashwords. This series is intended to help troubled teens understand the real, true prison environment in terms of the personalities, crimes, and relationships inmates must deal with on a daily basis. The message is, “You don’t want to go to prison!” These true short stories describe the relationships between individual inmates with severe crime(s) and other inmates who must react to and deal with those who committed severe and often violent crimes. The short stories are being published now as individual ebooks; but eventually, they will be grouped together and published as a single composite ebook and perhaps a paperback.

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