At Five Oaks Press, we noticed that many of our female authors had written books (or parts of books) in response to something a man had said to them (whether good, bad, or indifferent). We wanted to start a space where these writers give a behind-the-scenes look at the books they'd written that were inspired by such conversations, so we formed He Said To Me, an online space where we will publish your short essays (with or without an accompanying poem or short fiction selection) giving readers a glimpse into a conversation that prompted you to write.
While this space was initially conceived as a place for women, we would like to invite all writers to submit.
Please send your short essays about how a conversation you had has fueled your writing (no attachments, please) to:
editorAThesaidtomeDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
We will include a link to the relevant book publication (chapbook/full-length, fiction/poetry/nonfiction).
All are welcome to submit. We are looking for relevant (on topic), well-told stories under 1,000 words.