Are you a writer? Poet? Would you like to see your work published and have your words read? Then consider contributing to my forthcoming title...


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SUICIDE – A collection of poetry and short prose from writers around the world on the themes of suicide and self-harm.

ISBN: 9781091029347


"There's still so much silence and underlying stigma that surrounds suicide and self-harm. Thank you for being so brave, where others, I think, are too afraid to even voice the words self-harm and suicide"
Contributor to SUICIDE.


I am looking for contributions from writers and poets, any age and from anywhere in the world, who feel they might like to contribute (in English) to the above title. 


You can write about anything to do with the themes of suicide and self-harm, from either your own thoughts, feelings and personal experiences - past or present - or about the experiences of friends, family and people close to you. You can, of course, write under your real name or a pseudonym. Non- fictional contributions only please.

You can be a complete novice, with little or no writing experience, or a seasoned writer with many titles to your credit; if you love writing, wherever you are in the world, whatever your experience of writing, please do contribute!


The book will be published as a larger format paperback, on Kindle and available on platforms such as ISSUU, and will also list related websites and helpful groups and associations around the world offering support and help to people thinking about taking their own life and self-harming.




The book will also have its own dedicated website featuring:

  • Interviews with some of the contributors about their contribution and the challenges they have, or are facing.
  • Chapter list (interviews will also be added to the book).
  • Examples of the poetry and prose featured in the book.
  • Biographies of the writers and poets featured.
  • Related websites and helpful groups and associations offering support and help to people thinking about taking their own life and/or self-harming.


 If you are contributing and wouldn't mind being interviewed about your contribution, please let me know and I'll send further details.



  • Poetry – no word count.
  • Prose – max 2000 words. Interviews - no word count.
  • Previously published material accepted with permission to re-publish. Please include where and when it was previously published in your submission.
  • I can accept up to SIX pieces per contributor (please do not send any more than 6).
  • Deadline: May 31st 2019.




You retain copyright on your work; you just give me permission to publish one time for this title only. You are free to re-publish your work else-where once this title is published.




CLICK HERE to view my acclaimed Collections of Poetry and Prose book series, featuring almost 1300 pieces of work from 255 writers and poets from 49 countries around the world, all writing on particular topics and themes.




Please submit your contribution/s preferably in a word.doc, along with your writers' biography and all the social media/contact details/website etc you'd like publishing, before midnight on the 31st May, 2019 to: Any questions about this particular title, contact me at this hotmail address too.




I do really believe in motivating and empowering writers and poets by giving them both a voice, and a chance to get their work published and words read, however, because I have a great many writers and poets from so many different countries submitting to my collections, unfortunately I can't pay for contributions nor send a contributors' copy out to everyone; I am not a big publishing company, it is just me and I just couldn't afford to compile and publish these collections otherwise. But, if all you are looking for is a little bit of recognition and publicity as remuneration, and for people around the world to read your work, please do consider contributing. I can, however, offer contributors a copy of Suicide at cost price (generally around 3 to 4 USD per copy) plus postage, and the facility to buy extra copies as gifts or to sell at around 50% off retail price plus postage.




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