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Community Grief Anthology

Community Grief Anthology

The Healing Center is currently inviting submissions from current and past members of The Healing Center community to be considered for inclusion in an anthology of poetry and short prose about grief and loss. This collection will be published and distributed by The Healing Center to bring awareness to and fund-raise for our community.

Writing alongside grief is one way we navigate through our experiences of pain and trauma. Sharing our stories is fundamental to our groups at The Healing Center and we want to develop this anthology as another way of sharing our stories with each other and with the world. 

The Healing Center recognizes the strength and courage it takes to share your stories and we thank you for your vulnerability. Together, we can embrace our grief, hold space for those we have lost through our writings and shared experiences, and make a contribution beyond our community to enhance the understanding of grief. 

Submission guidelines:

  • First deadline is Wednesday, November 15th
  • Must be a current or past member of The Healing Center community
  • Submissions by children are welcomed, assisted by Healing Center staff and/or parent
  • Each piece must be related to loss, grief, and/or your healing process
  • Poetry: 3 pages or less in length each, single-spaced, appropriate alignment
  • Prose: Memoir or nonfiction, each entry 5 pages or less, double-spaced
For submissions, please email us at