Thank you for your submissions to the anthology Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women. I am privileged and honored to be your editor. Your poems and your talent brought me to tears.
Thank you to our publisher Ingrid Wilson, and to Nick Reeves for the beautiful cover book. I am thrilled to work with Ingrid on this anthology.
Submissions are open until April 15. You can read the submissions guidelines here and find more info here.
You will receive a notification of acceptance or rejection in the beginning of May.
Thank you again for your submissions.
Have a fabulous weekend everyone.
Gabriela Marie Milton
#1 Amazon Bestseller Author
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81 thoughts on “Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women #Cover Reveal #Poetry Anthology”
I can hear the roar this book will make already, Gabriela. Aww. How wonderful. I know already it’ll be incredible. All the best. I bless you for this. xoxo And Ingrid, too. XoXo
Oh, my goodness, dearest Selma, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sending love and blessings right back at you. I have to say it has been an unbelievable journey to read what was submitted until now. A journey that taught me a lot and in some cases brought me to tears.
I’m sure. Can’t wait to read. Keep being the great leader you are. We need you. I bless you and wish you more miracles xoxo
Thank you so much for your kind words Selma. They mean the world to me.
Thank you Andrew. Not there yet but getting there.
Gab, the cover looks marvellous! I know how hard the entire team must be working. Best wishes and congratulations! 🌷❤️
My dearest Punam, I am thrilled you like the cover and so grateful for your wonderful words. Enjoy your weekend hon. Sending love.
Thank you, Gabriela, for the shout out – all luck!
Thank you Nick and thank you for your beautiful art!
I am so excited about this project, Gabriela: it is going to be a huge success 🤩
I hope so Ingrid. I am thrilled to work with you.
This looks great, Gab! It is going to be a wonderful project.
Thank you so much my fabulous Basilike. I am thrilled you like the cover.
Sending lots of love.
The cover looks fantastic Gabriella, looking forward to it. ✨❤️
Thank you Daphny. It means a lot. Huge hugs to you hon.
You’re most welcome! Huge hugs to you as well. 🤗❤️
I’ve long read Nick without realising the extent of his artistic skills – and you’ll not know this Gabriela, Nick and I share a connection with the seascape header photo of his blog – it’s of my youth, Dorset’s Jurassic coast, seen from Lyme Regis where my soul soars…
Hi Eric. Yes, Nick is very talented.
I looked again to the header photo on his blog. It’s superb. It’s dreamy. I’ve never been there but every time I will think Dorset’s Jurassic coast I will think you.
Thank you for sharing your magical place even if through words with me.
I hope the weather is better today.
Rain, wind, snow and sun – all in one English spring day!
Then, it was a real English spring day!
The book looks smashing! I am sure it will roar!!!
Thank you Francisco. I am glad you like it.
You’re very welcome Gabriela. Un saludo y feliz domingo.
Gracias Francisco. Dulces sueños.
De nada, igualmente Gabriela.
Fingers crossed on this one, Gabriela! The cover is absolutely stunning.
My dearest Jaya, so happy you like the cover.
I keep reading you but for some reason I cannot leave comments on your blog.
The cover is stunning, Gabriela. I love it. Happy Saturday, my dear friend. xoxo
Thank you so much Jeff. I am so glad you like it. Happy Sunday. Enjoy every minute.
Wonderful cover! I can’t wait for its publication AND to read all the thoughts on this topic. It will be amazing. 🙂
Hi Susi. I am happy you like the cover. Yes, reading this anthology will be an unforgettable experience.
<3 Hi Gabriela! I do hope all is well with you and yours!
Hanging in her Susi. Lots of work. Have a beautiful week.
I love the cover design. This is no doubt going to be a notable and wonderful book, dear Gabriela. 💐💖
Thank you Lamittan. That’s so sweet of you to say.
You’re most welcome, my friend. Xoxo
Love the cover!
Thank you so much Dawn.
I love the cover and the team and know the writers will be astounding and bring all of us to tears. I can’t wait to have a copy in my hands to read and to share. Congratulations to our fearless leader and an amazing team! 💖💖💖👏 👏👏👏🙏
Thank you so much hon. Your beautiful words warmed my heart 🙏🌹🌸🌺
Oh I’m so glad. Not sure how I missed it yesterday…but lovely to see! Congratulations!! 💖💖 and your so welcome. We all always appreciate the opportunity to play with you! 💖
Thank you again my beautiful Cindy.
It’s my honor!!! 💖💖 welcome💖
God!!! That’s such a powerful cover, beautiful Gabriela!!! This is going to be incredible. How very exciting for all!!! Sending so much Love Your way!!! 🤗❤️💐💕😊
Thank you so much my beautiful Katy. So wonderful to hear from you. I hope you are doing well.
So when is my beautiful Katy going to submit? You have an open invitation.
Sending huge hugs to you ❤️🌹🌸🌺
My pleasure, beautiful Gabriela!!! I am fine Thank You. I hope You are well, also! I’m still very slow around blogland but am happy to be back….You All gift soooooo very much!!!
I was seriously considering trying to write something to submit for Your consideration and am smiling so big and am deeply honoured by Your wonderful invitation….I still am tossing some thoughts about. 6 more days til the deadline! Perhaps I’ll dive off the cliff and give it a go! Y’alls book is going to be absolutely amazing!
This will make You laugh, particularly considering the title of Your coming compilation and how deeply You Yourself all-ways dive:
I’m feeling raw about a few things that are in the healing stages within and caught myself thinking that perhaps when I feel not so exposed and when my heart doesn’t seem to constantly be humming sadness…then….yeah….THEN I’ll write something and submit it for Your consideration if You’re making another compilation. This makes me laugh because all of us expressionists of every medium know when we have the courage to speak our rawness out loud healing expedites. Magic happens. Creativity surges Love through us intensely. We are able to transmute without even thinking about it. Our art is our cocoon and what comes out the other side of our journey is not our business and quite possibly more beautiful than we ever imagined. Even so….my paintbrushes are now used to being neglected for the most part and my words are in a neat little cage. Such control have I! Mwah ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaa! 🤣🤣🤣 Lord have mercy! 😅
I’m sending HUGE hugs and so much Love right back to You! Thank You for all You do for and gift to this community!!! And for perhaps helping to inspire me to get back at it!!! Rock on!!! 🤗❤️🦋🌹💃🏼💕😊
Sweetheart, how should I reply to such wonderful comment? How should I talk directly to your heart?
Thank you for each and every word you wrote. Thank you for being YOU. And yes, I understand very well what you are saying.
From my heart to Yours lots of love and huge hugs.
Katy… you are fabulous!
Ah….You lovely Lady!!! You just gifted the biggest smile. Thank You for being YOU, as well!!! And for every word You write, too!!! Seriously can’t stop smiling! Sending Lots of Love and huge hugs right back to You!!! ❤️❤️❤️!
Thank you Kathy.
Inspirational and currently what I’m looking for since publishing my own novel for the very first time.
Your contribution seems very positive and helpful when words can heal. Congratulations!
Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you think so.
You are truly welcomed
Just what I needed. Submitting ASAP
Thank you 🙏🌸🌺
What an amazing cover, Gabriela! The entire project is going to be incredible labor of love and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to make a contribution! 🌹
Thank you so much for your kind words Nancy. I am thrilled you love the cover 🙏❤️🌺🌸🌹
My pleasure, Gabriela! I can’t wait for the book to be published so I can read all the wonderful tributes by my sisters and share it with family and friends. Such an incredible statement! 💕 🌹 ✌🏼 ❤️ 🌟
Thank you from the bottom of my heart hon. That will help tremendously 🌺🌸❤️
You are amazing poet,dear Gabriela.congratulations.🌺
A wonderful endeavor Gabriela. ♥️
Thank you very much!
Thank you again for this opportunity to work with you!! So excited to find your blog here after connecting on Twitter. 🥰
Excited to work with you too hon and glad we connected here too.