21 June 2019
Happy Litha! Midsummer! Summer Solstice!
Make art about the solstice, about a solstice ritual, about the long light.
We’re reading now for our November Issue!
Prose: 5000 words or less, open to content, form, structure.
Fiction: We welcome short stories of all shapes and sizes, from the mind-blowing traditional story to fiction that blurs the lines between forms, genre fiction, experimental fiction, etc. We also welcome flash and micro fiction. Please submit only one story or flash fiction totaling to no more than the word limit at a time.
Nonfiction: We’re looking for slow burns in a world of hot takes, questions asked instead of answers proved. We welcome a wide variety of nonfiction—traditional essay, narrative nonfiction, micro/flash memoir—and encourage experimentation, though not at the expense of factual truth. Too many true stories go untold, and we want to offer space to honor those voices. Please submit only one essay or flash totaling to no more than the word limit at a time.
Poetry: 3-5 poems, open to content, form, structure. Submit all poems in one document. Do not submit individual poems separately. Please don’t forget the power voice, sound, and time can have in poetry.
For all submissions, simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please let us know. To withdraw one part of a submission, please email us at email@example.com. Please wait six months before resubmitting.Experimental, traditional, playful, prayerful, celebratory, challenging: human—try us. Show us a new way to tell one of the millions of stories under that glorious sun.
Submission Details Here!
20 June 2019
“Where is a woman, there is magic. “–Nzotake Shange
Make art about womxn magic, about a goddess you know.
19 June 2019
When I was twelve or thirteen, a friend’s father, a somewhat pompous college professor, the kind who insisted on being addressed as Doctor…. told me I would never amount to anything.
As I say my gratitude prayers for today, I include him, that adult who was obviously so damaged or insecure that he felt compelled to strike out at a child. I took what he said as a challenge, a dare, a call to my Aries spirit to not only succeed, but to also surpass not only his poor expectations, but the much greater ones I already had for myself then.
Make art about success being the best revenge.
18 June 2019
Make art about what’s concealed.
So much literary excitement happening around here! Check out these two calls for submissions, one for online journal publication, the second for participating in an exciting new Virginia reading series!
K’in: A Literary Journal Celebrating the Range and Diversity of Voices Under Our One Sun, seeks fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and submissions from Young Writers!
Womxn at Red Door 104: Words & Art A New Reading Series Celebrating Virginia Women, Woman-Identifying, Genderfluid, Genderqueer, & Nonbinary-Identifying Writer
SUBMISSION DETAILS HERE!