A New Reading Series Celebrating Virginia Women, Woman-Identifying, Genderfluid, Genderqueer, & Nonbinary-Identifying Writers
Womxn at Red Door 104: Words and Art, created to celebrate Virginia womxn writers, is a partnership between Creative Writing at Longwood University and Red Door 104, a unique gallery and art learning center owned and operated by the tireless and talented Audrey Sullivan, in historic downtown Farmville,Virginia.
The series will consist of two events annually:
- A reading and reception in April 2020, with two featured readers and five cameo readers.
- All selected readers will then also have the unique and exciting experience of having visual art created by central Virginia artists in response to their submitted work. This art will be revealed in a second event, an art opening at Red Door 104 the following October.
The first Womxn at Red Door 104 reading will take place from 2-4 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2020. The art opening will take place in October 2020, date tba.
Selected writers must be available to read in person, and should be willing to attend both events.
Believing that artists should be compensated when possible, we will award all selected readers a small token honorarium.
Please submit writing samples, as detailed below, along with a 50-75 word bio, via Submittable. Please include in your bio your current Virginia city of residence.
Submissions are limited to current Virginia residents.
Send us your best! We’re looking for work that is visually rich, and that will make for a compelling live reading.
Badwater: New Journal Seeking Submissions
“We are currently accepting submissions for our inaugural issue, to be released in September. We welcome submissions of up to five poems as well as fiction and creative nonfiction pieces up to 7,500 words. We seek original, unpublished works that showcase the best of established and up-and-coming writers alike. We are especially dedicated to publishing the work of mis/underrepresented groups (e. g. writers of color, writers along the LGBTQ+ spectrum, disabled writers, womxn writers and/or nonbinary/gender-nonconforming writers). We hope to establish a strong tradition of evocative work, and we are certain your contribution will help propel Badwater on this path.”