08 March 2012

So To Speak Feminist Journal's Fall 2012 Fiction Contest

Post date: 08 March 2012
Deadline: 15 March 2012

So to Speak: a feminist journal of language and art is now accepting submissions for its Fall 2012 Fiction Contest, which will be judged by Ru Freeman. Submissions will be accepted until March 15th through our online submissions manager at


So to Speak, founded in 1993 by an editorial collective of women MFA candidates at George Mason University, has served as a space for feminist writing and art for nearly twenty years. So to Speak publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art that live up to a high standard of language, form, and meaning. We are especially interested in pieces that explore issues of race, class, and sexuality in relation to gender.


Each year So to Speak offers a fiction, nonfiction, and poetry contest. Past judges have included Claudia Emerson, Jennifer Lauck, Marie Howe, Sharon Mehdi, and Lucy Corin.

The winner in fiction contest is awarded $500, 2 complimentary issues, and publication in the journal. The three finalists are also featured in the journal.

* Size limit: 5000 words
* The Judge for the Fall 2012 Fiction Contest is Ru Freeman.
* The reading fee is 15$.
* Please submit one prose piece at a time, not exceeding 5,000 words.
* All fiction submissions should be double-spaced with numbered pages.
* Please send us your submission in a single document that includes your Cover Letter and work.
* Your Cover Letter should include your name, address, phone number, email address, how you heard about So to Speak, and brief bio describing your background as a writer or artist and any applicable awards or publications.

We will notify you electronically about the status of your submission.


For inquiries: sts@gmu.edu

For submissions: submit online here

Website: http://sotospeakjournal.org
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