So to Speak 97

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About

So to Speak 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 nearly 25 years. As our journal has evolved over the years, so has our outlook on feminism. We believe in an intersectional feminist outlook which includes, advocates for, and amplifies the perspectives & 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 & immigrants (regardless of citizenship), and veterans.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1993

Audience

Open to a broad Audience, including: All ethnic groups/populations, All genders, Females, Transgender people.

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 1 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Sexuality/Gender (LGBTQ issues, Women/Female issues).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 4,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Temp Closed

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Sexuality/Gender (LGBTQ issues, Women/Female issues).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 4,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Temp Closed

Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Sexuality/Gender (LGBTQ issues, Women/Female issues).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Temp Closed

Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Digital art, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Sexuality/Gender (LGBTQ issues, Women/Female issues).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork Artwork
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 15 Oct 2018
Last Audited: 27 Jul 2018 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 12 Oct 2006

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