One of the most important projects that is in development right now is the 2012 launch of the Soul Vomit annual anthology, Soul Vomit: Beating Domestic Violence. Over the course of the next several years, this anthology will explore the various different types of domestic abuse including sexual, verbal, physical, psychological, emotional, and numerous other forms of abuse between family members.
Along with this initiative, Broken Publications plans to begin offering scholarship contests to high school students who express themselves through writing by letting them submit some of their work to be considered for publication as well as entered into the scholarship competition. A panel of judges will be assigned to determine the winners, and all of the submissions will be considered for publication in an anthology.
On top of that, Broken Publications also has plans to begin reaching out to middle and high school students about intimate partner violence and domestic abuse in hopes of preventing these relationships from beginning - or lasting long enough for marriage - in the first place. Young people are still learning and evolving enough to be able to correct abusive behaviors as well as learn the signs from an outside perspective in order to make a difference in the lives of their peers.
And how can the brilliantly talented authors and poets of the indie market be left out? Instead of each indie author trying to research how to self-publish and do things completely on their own, Broken Publications offers a solid, collaborative, and fun alternative with perks like a 40% net royalty payout (compared to the traditional publishers' typical 10% to 15%), close interaction with their project along the entire journey, and the added perk of collaborative book cover image options.
Lastly, like any other small business, Broken Publications will be able to create jobs, locally as well as nationally. This grant would allow for outsourcing, increased productivity, and funds for up to 5 years for scholarship programs, until profits from anthologies are able to fund the program.
So how does a business get this grant? First, the business needs 250 votes on the Mission: Small Business web site.
Once on the web site, an individual who wishes to vote should click on the lower right button or link that says Login & Support. For those who wish to do this quickly, the option to login with Facebook is immediately below.
Once you login, a search bar will appear with fields for business name, state, and city.
All that needs to be done here is entering "Broken Publications"
Broken Publications is a small company with big dreams - and a big heart. Nurturing creativity, helping others, and developing projects in the spirit of working together are what makes this company so unique and dear to its supporters and authors. Help the business reach its next level more quickly! Vote for Broken Publications by June 30th.