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ME TOO: CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN, RETRIBUTION, AND HEALING will be out in September

ME TOO: CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN, RETRIBUTION, AND HEALING, a unique anthology of short stories, will be published by Level Best Books in trade paperback and e-book editions in September 2019

What do women want? A voice. To be heard. Respect. To be believed. Justice. To be both safe and free. The women and children in these stories use the means at hand to protect themselves and those they love: a childish jingle, a skillet full of cornbread, a candle, or their own quick wits. These women are neither femmes fatales nor throwaway victims, nor are they the tough-talking, gunslinging superheroines at the shallow end of crime fiction. These stories, written by women, are about women and girls as strong, as vulnerable, and as varied as their counterparts in real life. They are not lone wolves. They have daughters, sisters, friends. The Episcopal priest worries about her parishioners. The banshee worries about the Hippocratic Oath. The microbiologist worries about her obligation to the dead. I…

Short story authors selected for ME TOO anthology

Stories by the following authors will be included in the anthology Me Too: Crimes Against Women, Retribution, & Healing:

Foreword by Linda Fairstein
Rona Bell
Ana Brazil
Julia Buckley
Diana Catt
Dayle A. Dermatis
Eve Fisher
Gin Gannon
C.C. Guthrie
Lynn Hesse
V.S. Kemanis
Madeline McEwen
Julia Pomeroy
Ann Rawson
Carole Sojka
Elizabeth Zelvin

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS —SHORT STORY ANTHOLOGY

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

ME TOO: Crimes Against Women, Retribution, and Healing
An Anthology of Short Stories


Maybe there's a story that has haunted you—yours or someone else's—and you've wished that everyone could hear it. Maybe you've always wished that you could change the ending.

Women across the world are breaking silence in unprecedented numbers in an outcry against sexual violence and misconduct. In fiction, however, women's perspectives on these experiences are too often disregarded. These short stories feature women who are neither femmes fatales nor easily discarded pawns. If they are victims, it is not by choice, nor does it mean that they are voiceless. Victims can become survivors. These stories also show us men who are neither heroes, glamorous bad boys, nor harmless merely because they obey society's rules. Sexual violence and misconduct are ugly—violent, not sexual; unwelcome, not flattering; frightening, intimidating, disgusting. We know that they …