So to Speak Contests: Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, and Fiction
So to Speak, a literary journal founded in 1993 by an editorial collective of women MFA candidates at George Mason University, is currently holding contests in Creative Nonfiction (Deadline: October 15, 2008), Poetry (Deadline: October 15, 2008), and Fiction (Deadline: March 15, 2009).
We are looking for work that addresses issues of significance to women's lives and movements for women's equality and are especially interested in pieces that explore issues of race, class, and sexuality in relation to gender. Please see the details below or visit us on the web for more information: http://www.gmu.edu/org/sts
Winter/Spring 2009 NONFICTION CONTEST
Deadline: October 15, 2008
Judge: E.J. Levy
We publish creative essays including memoirs, vignettes, and profile pieces. Submit two copies of your manuscript: one with your name and contact information and one without. Manuscripts should not exceed 4,000 words;...
On Saturday, September 13, Switchback Books hosted a Feminist Presses roundtable as part of Lifting Belly High: A Conference of Women’s Poetry Since 1900 with representatives from 13th Moon Press, Belladonna* Books, Fence Books, Kelsey Street Press, Paris Press, and Perugia Press. Participants read statements and discussed what it means to call a press “feminist,” and how that term is affected by history (from the 1970s to the 2000s), culture (motivations and philosophies from the second wave, third wave, and beyond), and the publishing market (how do the categories of “feminist” and “women” affect marketing and sales?).
Rachel Levitsky and Erica Kaufman explained that reading series and publishing outlet Belladonna* is “a pursuit based in desire,” not out of a impulse to rectify “essentializing or separatism or marginalization.” Poet Diane Gilliam read a statement by Perugia editor-in-chief Susan Kan, and talked about the positive experience of publishing with a small, woman-edited pre...
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Panel Discussion at 6 PM
Networking Reception at 8 PM
Light refreshments will be served
525 S. State Street
Lake Room at University Center
The Younger Women's Task Force-Chicago Chapter
The American Association of University Women
Chicago Foundation for Women
International Visitors Center of Chicago
Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network Chicago Women in Philanthropy
Rape Victim Advocates
Roosevelt University Office of Institutional Advancement
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