The new web site, Stories of War, created by Alex Haldi, Brian Turner, and Eric Leventhal, wants to hear from from veterans of all ages and wars who have stories to tell. “It can be any experience you’ve had–from facing combat to returning home or just taking a day off, ” they note on the sites’ homepage. “We are also interested in stories from loved ones about people who have gone to war. These stories can be either positive or negative; we want to hear them all.”
The web site’s production team will take some of the submitted stories and turn them over to professional artists, photographers, and musicians, who, in turn, will create artistic works based on those words. A portion of the profits gleaned from those professional art works will be donated to support veterans’ groups, Turner told us.
Entries should be under 300 words and emailed to email@example.com Submissions or any artistic endeavors created from them will not be published without the consent of the author.
Take a look at the site and if you decide to submit a war story, please mention your read about it on this page, VVA’s Arts of War on the Web.