Voices Without Borders is an anthology book series dedicated to bringing young voices to life around the world. We are a nonprofit organization that is committed to giving expression to youth experience. Young people often feel trapped between childhood and adulthood. Voices Without Borders seeks to capture their amazing transformations in writing, art, or photography. These volumes essentially become time capsules not only for the students and families of those involved but also of the time and place in their societies and cultures.
“The real stars of this anthology book series are the countless youth who have courageously expressed themselves through writing, art, and photography.“
Starting as a regional book project in the United States, Voices Without Borders is expanding to encompass the range of youth expression from a global perspective. We are teaming up with schools and organizations from around the world to highlight the works of our next generation of authors, artists, and other creatives.
Voices Without Borders is committed to representing global youth perspectives in their original form and content. We do not edit for content when we receive submissions. Our team of educational professionals offers advice, guidance, and encouragement to those young people who may need it – but our goal is to represent the child’s creative expression as faithfully as possible. We do screen submissions for inflammatory and hateful speech or imagery – and are committed to building relationships with the communities in which our authors, artists, and photographers live.
Our international team of educators are passionate about giving our youth a creative outlet for their expression. Regardless of status, socio-economic background, ethnicity, or condition – Voices Without Borders is dedicated to making young voices heard. We encourage kids to explore creative outlets that build relationships, heal wounds, expose realities, confront hardships, celebrate happiness, or simply document their daily lives to submit their work to Voices Without Borders. We are here to support and encourage you.
If you or someone you know would like to be a part of our next anthology series, contact us and let us know. If you already had creative work that you would like to submit for consideration, you may do that here.
Barbara Kraft started a project called Voices From the Middle as an outlet for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to share their unique perspectives. Centered at Carver Middle School in Springfield, Missouri, USA – her anthology book series is now in its 15th year of publication. When given the chance to collaborate with Springfield’s sister city in Isesaki, Japan – she realized the potential for the book series to reach young people from all over the world. Voices Without Borders was born out of the idea that young people anywhere are going through similar things – and that sharing their stories will bring people together.
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If you would like to donate to Voices Without Borders to support young creatives from around the world, please click on the link at the bottom of our website - and thank you!