Community Interest

"Proud to Be" Anthology Series


Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors is a creative writing anthology of poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, and photography submissions by and about veterans from across the nation, and spanning generations—from WWI to Iraq and Afghanistan. The stories contained within support and reflects the creative expression of our nation’s veterans, military personnel, and military family members.

Proud to Be is an annual series, which was first released in November 2012. The anthology is funded by MH, edited by Dr. James Brubaker, and published by Southeast Missouri State University Press. Submissions are reviewed by a panel of judges for inclusion in the anthology, with a $250 first prize in each of the five anthology categories. No fee to enter.

To submit an entry to the Proud to Be series or to purchase one of the eleven books in the series, click here.