Call for Submissions: An Anthology of Infant Loss

What God is Honored Here?

SUBTITLE: An Anthology on Miscarriage and Infant Loss


Writers Shannon Gibney and Kao Kalia Yang are seeking submissions for a new literary anthology on miscarriage and infant loss. We are women of color who have experienced miscarriage and infant loss and have searched for literature on the subject. We have found that while these losses have disproportionately affected women of color, there is little by and for women of color. Thus, this book project.

Our goal is to put forth a literary collection of writing by women of color for women of color. We especially encourage Latina, Native, Asian American, Black, and mixed women writers to submit work. We are seeking prose submissions, powerful short stories and essays about stillbirth, abortion, miscarriage, genetic or biological anomalies, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or any tragic loss of an infant. While we are particularly interested in work from writers who have first-hand experience with these issues, we will accept high quality pieces on the topic from those who may not have directly experienced it. New pieces preferred, although previously published pieces will be considered.

Once we have three strong submissions, in addition to our own pieces, we will approach publishers.



Shannon Gibney is a writer, educator, activist, and the author of See No Color (Carolrhoda Lab, 2015), a young adult novel that won the 2016 Minnesota Book Award in Young Peoples’ Literature. Gibney is faculty in English at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, where she teaches critical and creative writing, journalism, and African Diasporic topics. A Bush Artist and McKnight Writing Fellow, her next novel, Dream Country, is about more than five generations of an African descended family, crisscrossing the Atlantic both voluntarily and involuntarily (Dutton, 2018).

Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong-American writer. She is the author of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir (Coffee House Press, 2008), winner of the 2009 Minnesota Book Awards in Creative Nonfiction/Memoir and Readers Choice, and a finalist for the PEN USA Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Asian Literary Award in Nonfiction.  Her second book, The Song Poet (Metropolitan Books, 2016) won the 2016 Minnesota Book Award in Creative Nonfiction Memoir. It was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Chautauqua Prize, a PEN USA Award in Nonfiction and the Dayton’s Literary Peace Prize. Yang is also a teacher and a public speaker.

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