Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Deadline Extended to Sept. 9 for Divorce Diaries Comedy Anthology

Call for Submissions to Divorce Diaries Anthology Edited by Michele Traina

Michele Traina, a regular at Caroline’s on Broadway and various East Coast comedy clubs, has put together a comedy showcase where performers share their amusing divorce stories. Inspired by that, award-winning New York publisher Riverdale Avenue Books is now collecting anecdotes like these into an anthology.

Divorce Diaries is a comedic journey examining families, careers, and love before, during, and after divorce.  In this anthology, writers, actors and comedians share how they, their family or friends have been touched by divorce, and replaced their tears with laughter. 

Michele Traina said, “Divorce led me to uncover different facets of my life and affected my journey as a stand-up comic. I live with my parents, make fish sticks for dinner and I’m far from the average soccer mom. But I enjoy my daughter’s silly moments and show her how to find the humor in life's roughest.” 

The collection is intended to inspire the reader, and motivate them through any life-transition. Reminding them to laugh because nothing is perfect forever, and remember that you have the power to change your life.  

The anthology is looking for humorous prose in the 1,500 to 5,000 word range.  Please include a short bio with your submission.  If you are on the East Coast, you might be asked to bring your routine to the stage.  Please send submissions to:, attn: Divorce Diaries.

Deadline for submission is September 9.  Publication will be November 1, 2018.  All participants will receive a copy of the ebook and a print book, as well as a pro rata share of the royalties.  The book will be on sale online, as well in bookstores throughout the United States, and available in English throughout the world.