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Two Writing Opportunities: Call for Submissions: So to Speak and damselfly press

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So to Speak: a feminist journal of language and art is now accepting submissions for its Fall 2012 issue. This issue will feature the fiction contest winner, as well as poetry, nonfiction, and art. Submissions will be accepted from January 1- March 15 through the online submissions manager at

The contest judge for the Fall 2012 Fiction Contest will be Ru Freeman. The winner will receive prize money and publication, and contest finalists will be published in the issue. The contest entry fee of $15 will include a free copy of the Fall 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.

Please visit our website for full submission guidelines:


damselfly press, an online literary journal for women, is pleased to announce our eighteenth issue.

We are seeking electronic submissions of original fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by female writers only. Our nineteenth issue will be available April 15, 2012.

If you'd like to submit, please visit our guidelines section at and send us your submission by March 15th, 2012.

These are the e-mails per genre editor:
(replace (at) with @)

Fiction: Jennifer(at)

Poetry: lesley(at)

Nonfiction: nonfiction(at)

Jessica DeVoe Riley, MS, is a special educator in rural California. Her writing has won the South West Writers competition and is published in Thema and Marginalia. She currently writes for the Council for Exceptional Children’s Reality 101 blog for new teachers. You can reach her through her personal blog, All Rileyed Up, or follow her on Twitter.

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