Thank you for considering submitting to When Women Waken: A Journal of Poetry, Prose and Images.
When Women Waken is an online literary journal publishing fresh voices and art from around the world, primarily, but not exclusively, in English.
What are we looking for?
Fall 2013 Theme: Grief
Grief – As it relates to Self, Relationship, Place, Culture, Nation and World
Overall we are looking for very clear writing, very clear images. We want it to be accessible. Refreshing. Clarifying.
To submit please do the following:
Follow us on Twitter at @womenwriters.
Please read and comment on two of our previous pieces. It trains us to comment on each others work, and helps educate you on what we publish, and the culture of community we’re encouraging.
Please consider getting a gravatar at gravatar.com, which includes a picture when you leave comments. It helps people remember you and build relationships with you.
Send in the following:
Your full name as you would like it published. (It’s hard to change a link after it’s published)
A 2 line bio and a 1 paragraph bio in sentence format. (Don’t sweat it, if you can. We just need something for people to know about you
Your submission – prose (less than 1,000 words); poetry (less than 500 words); your own art or photographs at least 800×600 pixils and ideally 300 dpi for a quality look
Your social media and website links – it’s okay if you don’t have any, but it’s very helpful to provide if you do, we are especially interested in women on Twitter, as that’s our main conversation site
If your piece was previously printed, the journal or site your piece was previously published – if so – and otherwise, mention that we can have 1st digital publishing rights for one month
Links to the two pieces where you made a comment
The first issue was published on May 31, 2013 with submissions from writers, authors and artists from Spain, England, Ireland and India, and within the US, from Arizona, New York and North Carolina.
Open submissions. However do not expect to hear back from us until the month of publication.
If you don’t want to wait long to hear from us, submit in the 1st two weeks of the month of publication.
Publication is quarterly at the end of the months of: August, November, February, and May.
We are requesting 1st Digital Rights exclusive for 30 days, non-exclusive thereafter, when we encourage you to publish it elsewhere, and appreciate a credit and link back to us as first digital publisher.
We prefer pieces which have not been published elsewhere online, by another magazine, blog, journal. (Facebook and your own site are okay.)
We also request **non-exclusive** print rights for the issue in which your contribution is included, as well as a possible “Best of” publications down the road.
By submitting to the Summer 2013 Issue you are consenting to the rights as listed above.
For more information: http://www.booksbywomen.org/whenwomenwaken/submissions/