Women Writers – Call for Submissions
Have you dreamed of being published? Of telling your story?
I’m currently in the process of compiling stories from a wide range of women, stories that reflect changing definitions around what it means to be a woman in today’s world. And/or what your femininity has come to mean to you through a peak or high point experience. Amidst rapidly shifting cultural expectations, I see a strong need for women to speak up about their experiences with femininity, sexuality, and womanhood. We need new stories to help claim the freedom women must have to decide in every instance who we’ll be…or not.
[Sorry guys…keep your eyes out for another chance down the road to be a contributor…I’m sure it will happen.]
In many cases the women I’ve already talked to have shared stories about overcoming social misunderstandings and inconsistent commentary about what it means to be a woman and what is expected of us. Perhaps what their mothers told them didn’t ring true with their inner compass, or what they experienced as a young adult didn’t align with what society presented for them. Often there was some sort of struggle to rediscover and claim their feminity as their own. Some of the women came from abusive and controlling backgrounds, some from supportive and loving ones. But in every case, a story of moving into one’s own unique femininity emerged, often a surprise.
This anthology will contain the stories of 20-30 diverse women sharing their non-traditional experiences about how they came into (or are coming into) their womanhood. I like to think as a gender, we are coming out from behind the patriarchal wall with new more powerful voices and visions for our world.
If you feel you have a story inside of you that would fit well in this collection, I’d love to invite you to submit it for consideration. Note: You don’t have to have it all figured out yet. I believe that’s a big part of the journey: embracing the mystery that we are as women and who we are becoming.
As the editor, I will be selecting the top submissions and then compiling those stories, working with individual authors on revisions and editorial needs. It’s more important to me that the story has weight and depth than whether or not it’s grammatically perfect. So please don’t let your fears stop you from sharing your story with me.
There is no cost involved in this endeavor and all rights to your story will remain yours. I am only accepting completely original work, not previously published, or significantly rewritten as to be unique in this collection. If you are interested, please shoot me an email and let me know you’d like to be considered – firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for consideration: September 3o, 2019.
You can check out the Submission Guidelines here… Submission_Guidelines.docx
Thank you for the time to consider this opportunity and I’m really excited about the prospect of working with you to tell the story of women who are changing the world by stepping into their authentic and unique ways of being women.
In Life and Love, Tracy
P.S. If you know of other women I should consider, feel free to share this with them as well.