Call for Submissions

The Women's Writing Workshop will be publishing a series of themed creative nonfiction anthologies starting in 2023. The first theme is "Toxic Workplaces." 

This series is intended to amplify women’s voices, but writers need not necessarily confront issues of gender, sexual harassment, patriarchy, etc. Essays may be politically conscious, but please avoid didactic writing and polemics. Successful pieces will include a strong, relatable voice, engaging narrative, rich sensory detail, and thoughtful reflection. 

Submissions of up to 5,000 words should be pasted into the body of an email, along with a brief bio, and sent to by 12/01/2022. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable as long as you withdraw your piece immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. Please wait until you’ve heard back about one piece before submitting another. Initial response time is within 1 month, but often sooner. For work earmarked for further consideration, final decisions will be made by 12/30/2022.

Each accepted piece which had not been previously published will be compensated with a free copy of the anthology in which it appears and $0.02/word. Previously published work will be considered, but won't receive cash compensation. 

If you dare, read more about my overly-picky editorial demands here...

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