23 December 2010

Call for Writers: Womanspace Anthology of Women's Poetry and Non-fiction

Post date: 23 December 2010
Deadline: 1 March 2011


What has formed your image(s) of yourself as the woman you are…or are meant to be? What has transformed your life as a woman growing into your own power and wholeness…as a woman giving birth to your own soul? Womanspace Center of Rockford, IL—a not-for-profit organization focused on the core values of connecting, empowering, creating, and transforming—is currently seeking submissions for an anthology of women’s poetry and non-fiction to be published in the spring of 2011.

Submissions should relate to one or both of the central questions listed above, with a focus on growth and/or change inspired through experiences of the body, mind, heart, or spirit. Relevant experiences might include, but are not limited to: Body-centered experiences unique to women (i.e., menarche, menopause, pregnancy, childbirth); sexuality, illness, aging; the influence(s) of culture, ethnicity, religion; relationships (friendship, marriage/partnership, parenting, mentoring); work/career; insight from a book, some other art form, or your own creativity/creative expression; travel; experiences in or of the natural world; rites of passage (coming of age, milestones, death, other forms of loss).

1) Submitting authors must be women, who are at least 18 years of age. We seek a diversity of ages, backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints.
2) Submissions must be new work, not previously published.
3) Submissions of non-fiction may represent diverse genres (i.e., essay, journaling), with a limit of two pages, double-spaced. Length of poetry is at the poet’s discretion.
4) Each writer is limited to 5 submissions (which may be divided between the two categories).
5) Submissions will be accepted via US mail or e-mail: Red Tent Anthology info@womanspace-rockford.org

Womanspace Subject line: Red Tent Anthology
3333 Maria Linden Dr.
Rockford, IL 61114-5481

Writers should include a brief biographical statement as well as contact information (eg: mailing address, e-mail address, phone number.)

(If submitting by U.S. mail, please include a self-addressed stamped envelop, with postage sufficient to return submissions plus letter of response.")

6) There is no entry fee.
7) Writers whose work is chosen for publication will be notified individually. In addition, the list of chosen writers will appear on our web site by June 1.
8) Writers whose work is chosen will receive 1 free copy of the anthology (plus a 50% discount on additional copies) and will be invited to read their work at a public reading at Womanspace, to be scheduled some time during our “Rent Tent event”* (June 21 – 26).
9) Submissions will be accepted between Jan. 1 and March 1; they will be read as they come in.

* Red Tent: A gathering of women of diverse ages and backgrounds, celebrating our uniqueness. For more information about the Red Tent concept, go to www.redtentwomensproject.org.

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