How to Submit

Contributions that encourage collective learning on cis and trans women, and non-binary people’s stories and community storytelling methods are always welcome. There are two ways you can submit pieces to be featured here, either throughout the year as part of rolling submissions or in response to particular submission calls that pertain to a specific theme. 

Throughout the year you can submit profiles of storytellers or reviews of books/ writings by racialized cis, trans women or non-binary people. If selected your piece will be featured on the writing women Instagram page and on our online journal here. These submissions are unpaid.

Specific calls for submissions are released one to two times a year.  Selected pieces in this category are featured across our platforms and paid 50 USD or the equivalent amount in your local currency.

Guidelines for Rolling Submissions

We accept original creative non-fiction, life stories, reviews, and short essays through the year in written, audio or visual formats.  Particular areas of interest are: 

  • Profiles of racialized women storytellers whose work and life you would like to explore. See our Library of Feminist Legacies section for  ideas/past features
  • Oral storytellers and others who further traditional ways of knowing and sharing stories; this can also include community practices in storytelling 
  • Books reviews of fiction or nonfiction written by racialized women 
  • Reviews of women-centred shows, videos, plays, poetry or podcasts
  • Written submissions should be no more than 1000 words
  • We’ll work with you on small editions or suggestions but keep in mind this is a small outfit trying to curate community submissions as transparently as possible. If you are featuring historical information please review for accuracy and include sources and references. 
  • If you have visuals you would like to use please attach them to your email submission as jpeg or png files in high resolution. Historical  photos can be as they are.
  • If you don’t have a visual, we’ll work on an image to represent your piece together.
  • Please source references if used and credit any photographs or art.

Calls for Submissions

There are no current calls for submissions, the previous calls are listed below to offer an idea of what we look for.