What would you say, if you could say it anonymously?
What story would you tell if your parents, your children, your spouse, your boss, your clients, or your neighbors didn’t know that this was your story? What stories would you tell about the people in your life, if you could tell it so they did not recognize themselves?
Would you write about being unhappy in your marriage, unappreciated in your workplace, disappointed with your children?
Would you write about your fantasies? About a time you were ashamed of yourself? What you are afraid of? Would you confess a decision you regret? A lie you have told? A lack of faith?
What are the ethical issues around writing and publishing anonymously told tales? Do we hear more truth by not requiring the teller to identify himself, or does the lack of accountability give license to such slander and lies, that the veracity of anonymously told tales should always be questioned?
The Good Life on The Good Men Project hosts themed series on subjects related to men and masculinity. To write for the upcoming series, Anonymous Stories, send your final submission to Justin Cascio, Senior Editor of The Good Men Project, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 12, 2013. Please specify in your cover letter if you want to be published using a pseudonym, or anonymously. Pitches, queries, and new writers are all encouraged.
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