Survivor Anthology Project

About the Project

We aim to create collections of writing and artwork that include the diversity, creativity, and resilience of survivors’ experiences. We welcome submissions of prose, poetry, photography, and visual artwork.

There is no one way to experience domestic violence and relationship abuse. There are survivors of every age, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, ability, religion, and background. Each survivor’s story is unique, and one goal of this project is to highlight that fact.

If you have experienced any kind of emotional/verbal, financial, technological, sexual/reproductive, spiritual/cultural abuse and/or physical abuse, we want to hear from you. Whether you are just coming to terms with the harm, or whether you are 20 years out from it, we want to hear from you. Whether or not you’ve been able to say the word “survivor” out loud, we want to hear from you.

If you think this anthology is for you, it is.

About the Anthology Team

We are a group of Safe Passage volunteers and staff who have come together to create this project. Some of us are survivors, others are not. We have different backgrounds and experiences, but we are all committed to this project as a way of uplifting stories that hardly get shared.

Interested in joining the team? Become a Safe Passage volunteer! View the volunteer webpage here or reach out to volunteer@safepass.org for more information.

Our staff is here for you.

If you would like to connect with someone about your experience of domestic violence or relationship abuse, please reach out to our helpline at 413-586-5066, or toll-free at 888-345-5282.

Our helpline is staffed Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Channel your creativity: Our team put together a list of art/writing prompts to help fuel your creative journey!

Anthology Submissions

Thank you so much for those who have submitted to our first issue—we are so grateful! This issue will launch online and in print in May 2024. 

We are not accepting submissions at this time, but will reopen our submission period in May 2024.

If you have any questions about the project, please feel free to reach out to the team at anthology@safepass.org.