Here are our future themes. Multiple submissions welcome. Think outside the box. If you wish to write for an issue, but want to come up with a topic later, you can ask for a Placeholder. I want 8-10 submissions per issue, so an article goes live every Saturday.
Jan/Feb: Love Triangles
Deadline: Dec 20, 2018
Stories and/or historical accounts of love triangles. (This can also include a spouse or lover left behind, such as Alexei Karenin or James Norrington.) You can focus on the triangle itself, the dynamics within it, or your preferred choice.
Claimed: Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Sense & Sensibility, Shatter Me, Pride & Prejudice, Pirates of the Caribbean, Timeless The Musketeers (BBC), Inkheart.
March/April: Espionage & Sleuthing
Deadline: Feb 16, 2019
Accounts of espionage, spy movies, James Bond adventures, real-life super agents, and crime-solving sleuths.
Claimed: Where Eagles Dare (1968), Horne Fisher, Mission: Impossible, The Morality of Spies, Agent Carter, Foyle’s War (Paul Milner), Tommy & Tuppence (Agatha Christie), Death in Paradise.
May/June: Favorite Historical Figures
Deadline: April 16, 2019
Here’s your chance to go on (at length) about your favorite historical figure (actor, director, monarch, writer, reporter, diplomat, whatever)! Who is it? Catherine the Great? Thomas Jefferson? Oliver Cromwell? Thomas More? Elizabeth II? We want to know all about them!
Claimed: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, John the Baptist, Robert F. Kennedy, Anne Frank, Matilda (Queen of William the Conqueror), Johann Gottfried Gregory, Eric Liddell, Martin Luther King Jr, Benjamin Franklin.
July/Aug: Dystopian & Alternate History
Deadline: June 16, 2019
Here’s your chance to dish about your favorite dystopian novel, television show, or movie. Explore its themes or tell us what you think the genre tells us about modern society! (Can be pure dystopian or shift into horror / alternate world scenarios, such as zombie movies.)
Claimed: Fringe, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Giver, Matched, The Hunger Games, A Time to Die (Nadine Brandes), The Maze Runner, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.
Sept/Oct: The 1940s
Deadline: Aug 16, 2019
WWII. 40’s fashion icons. Movies, books, and television series set during or filmed in the 40s.
Claimed: This Gun For Hire (1942), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Romanticizing a Harrowing Period, Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys, The Gliders in WWII, Casablanca, Daughters of Fortune (Judith Pella), 1940s House.
Deadline: Sept 16, 2019
Everyone has something that holds onto them. We want to know about it. It does not have to be ghosts; you can choose a character haunted by guilt, their past, a mistake. You can choose a story about psychological echoes. Or you can go with plain old ghosts.
Claimed: Laura (1944), The Scarlet Letter, The Haunting of Hill House, The Do’s and Don’ts of Trauma in Fiction Writing, Rebecca, The Sixth Sense, The Broken Empire (Mark Lawrence), The Haunted Mansion.
Nov/Dec: Favorite Creator, Favorite Story
Deadline: Oct 16, 2019
Everyone has a favorite. A writer they love. A director they admire. A playwright that captured their heart. An artist who makes their heart sing. A composer that touches their soul. Tell us about yours — your favorite “creator” of entertainment, and your favorite of their artistic achievements.
Claimed: Tim Burton, Jane Austen & Persuasion, Nathaniel Hawthorne, All the Crooked Saints (Maggie Stiefvater), The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne Bronte), The House of Mirth (Edith Warton), Gothic Stories (Angela Carter), Daniel Kean (Louisa May Alcott), Northanger Abbey (Jane Austen), The Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis).
Comment here or send the editor an e-mail at femnista at charitysplace.com to sign up.
Please adhere to our deadlines, since the editor has a busy end-of-the-month schedule.