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Christmas Lites IV

Christmas Lites IV

Many of you are very familiar with the Christmas Lites anthology published every year. Every year Amy Eye from The Eyes for Editing compiles a Christmas anthology to support the NCADV (The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence). EVERY SINGLE DIME that is made from the sales of these books goes directly to the charity. This is the fifth year for Christmas Lites, and Amy is opening it up to visual artists and poets as well as the traditional prose offerings.

Christmas Lites III

Christmas Lites III

“I don’t pay anyone for their stories, and there will be no royalty payments made to you,” says Amy. “The only thing you will get out of this experience is knowing that you donated some time and one of your beautifully crafted stories to make Christmas a little better for those who are dealing with the very real, and very devastating effects of domestic violence. Last year, Christmas Lites made it into the top lists on Amazon; it took a few years for us to get noticed, but we are getting noticed AND that means bringing in more money to this charity.”

If you are interested in contributing some of your creative work to a good cause, contact Amy Eye through her website, theeyesforediting.com.

Christmas Lites II

Christmas Lites II

Here are Amy’s guidelines:

  • It can be of ANY genre
  • It has to mention Christmas in it somehow
  • It doesn’t even have to be a story – a poem or some sort of artwork would be amazing!
  • It has to be at least PG-13
  • Word count I ask to be no more than 5K
  • Entries due by September 15, 2016

This year Line by Lion Publications will be helping Amy produce this book, and J.A. Clement will be doing cover art. I’ve had the privilege of contributing to the Christmas Lites anthologies from the beginning. The opportunity for me to give something I love doing as a gift makes my season meaningful every year.

Christmas Lites

Christmas Lites

“I am serious when I say ANY genre, horror, steampunk, fantasy, romance, sci-fi, children’s stories,” said Amy. “I love the books to be as diversified as the authors contributing to it. So please, I know it’s a little early and wet to be thinking about the holidays, but we are all writers/artists here – we can do ANYTHING! Including making a positive difference, in our own little way.”

If you are curious to learn more about the NCADV, please check out their website, ncadv.org.

 

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
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