So to Speak Journal was founded in 1993 by an editorial collective of women MFA candidates at George Mason University. It has served as a space for feminist writing and art for 25+ years. As our journal has evolved over time, so have our views on feminism. We believe in an intersectional feminist outlook which includes, advocates for, and amplifies the perspectives and experiences of marginalized women and nonbinary people.
We are looking for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art from various identities and backgrounds. It is no secret that the literary canon and literary journals are largely comprised of heteronormative, patriarchal, cisgender, able-bodied white men. So to Speak seeks work by writers, poets, and artists who want to challenge and change the identity of the “canonical” writer. Our mission at So to Speak is to provide a digital and print platform to amplify the voices of people of color, people with disabilities, Native and Indigenous peoples, nonbinary people, women, neurodivergent people, people of all different religions or none, migrants, refugees and immigrants (regardless of citizenship), and veterans.
So to Speak Journal publishes two issues a year, one in print and one online. We are a nonprofit journal. Please refer to our website (http://sotospeakjournal.org) for detailed submission guidelines, free online issues, more information about our mission, and monthly blog content (reviews, interviews, series, etc.).
So to Speak is seeking submissions for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art for their annual print issue!
So To Speak is a Feminist journal of language + art. Founded in 1993 by an editorial collective of MFA candidates at George Mason, So to Speak publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction & visual art exploring intersections of gender, race, class & sexuality and believes in an intersectional feminist outlook which includes, advocates for, and amplifies the perspectives & experiences of marginalized individuals.
To view the submission form and guidelines visit, http://ow.ly/EehV50KPyK8
I have been trying to submit 2 nonfiction pieces all morning. Your website is not confirming it accepts my Visa for $10 fee. I can find no email or telephone number for contact. The piece was titled Two Women, 27 Men, Porting in Algeria. Did you receive? Can you send me an email for help with this matter at [email protected]
I do not have paypal but I think your site is not working. My submission was to go to Sophia Shalimyev..Thanks Renee Conway
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