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Call for Submissions: So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art


So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art is now accepting submissions for our Spring 2012 Issue. This issue will feature our poetry and nonfiction contest winners, as well as fiction. Submissions will be accepted from August 1- October 15 through our online submissions manager at

The contest judge for the Spring 2012 Poetry Contest will be Claudia Rankine, and the judge for the Spring 2012 Nonfiction Contest will be Joanne Omang. Winners will receive prize money and publication, and other finalists will also be published. The contest entry fee of $15 will include a free copy of the Spring 2012 issue for all entrants.

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 18 years. So to Speak publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art that live up to a high standard of language, form, and meaning. We look for work that addresses issues of significance to women’s lives and movements for women’s equality and are especially interested in pieces that explore issues of race, class, and sexuality in relation to gender.

Full submission guidelines are available at or