(*By “business” I mean “activity or concern,” not industry!)
So, 2017 has had many of us feeling pretty powerless–especially if you’re not in a swing state, and/or don’t have enough disposable income to donate to reputable charities every month. The world is a hot mess sundae, and the US is a steaming pile of cherries on top. What is there to do?
Like many of you, I don’t have much extra income to donate to charity, but I do have a skill set. I can donate my time and effort to creating a product that will produce sales, and I can donate sales from that product to the charities that speak to my heart, and hopefully yours as well. That is how I decided to embark upon this Halloween anthology project. For this anthology, (which is hopefully the first of many charity anthologies I’ll be editing over the next few years) I’ll be donating 50% of the proceeds to Girls Not Brides, a global charity working to put an end to child marriages, something that affects over 15 million girls every year.
I’ve decided to publish this anthology not just because I enjoy the process of publishing, and not just because it’s fun to work together with other authors on a creative project, but because I see this as an opportunity for a group of us to make a little bit of a difference in the world, starting with one of the most vulnerable, but potentially powerful, demographics: young girls.
But I’m not doing this alone. The authors writing their stories and submitting their work are contributing. The amazingly talented illustrator is contributing. All of the friends helping me spread the word are contributing.
And if you are a YA author, would you consider submitting to the anthology?