“I am dedicated to enlightening adolescents and youth about the consequences that mischief can cause at an early age, and everyday I work hard to deter juveniles from facing the same pitfalls that I experienced as a youth.” -Eric Jones, TGIM CEO and Creator of Writing for the Soul Workshop™

There is no easy solution to the social problems faced by our communities today, especially problems that lay deeply rooted in ignorance and systemic injustice.  These problems cannot be addressed without understanding the different human experiences our current system has spawned; an understanding that cannot be achieved without sharing our personal experiences with the legal institutions, policies and people who make up the criminal justice system today.

In order to bring this understanding alive, we’re collecting short stories, poems, art, music and essays from students attending Writing for the Soul Workshop™ and law enforcement officers to publish in Stories of Hope: Walk a Mile in My Shoes. The book will showcase these different voices in order to provide a better understanding of the core emotions and issues that will need to be addressed to ensure lasting success in community policing efforts.

What’s your story?

We all have a story to tell. Let us help you tell yours. All ages are welcome to participate. Who knows …your story just may impact someone else’s life. Submit your short story, poem, music, and art to be included in our project for inclusion in the release of:  ‘Stories of Hope: Walk a Mile in My Shoes’.

Please do not submit manuscripts that contain any of the following: obscene or explicit material, unnecessary profanity, vulgarity, or inappropriate or graphic love scenes. Any material considered for publication that is found to be graphic  will require a mandatory edit of the material and may result in a rejection of the material.

Please note that we do not publish graphic material. Therefore, you may be asked to remove graphic material or language.

Submitting your story is easy! Simply use the Contact Form below, or send your story to our publisher via email at: submissions@tgimonline.us.  Everyone who submits their story will receive a complimentary Stories of Hope eBook for participating.

Our hope, is that through this dialogue we will find a better way to secure the safety of ALL individuals in our community, regardless of color or class. Please join us in this important conversation by sharing your story. Once your story is included in Stories of Hope: Walk a Mile in My Shoes, $3 from every book sold will benefit the Fallen Officers Fund.

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