Call for Submissions

Please note that the deadline has been extended to January 30th, 2024.

Women's Writing Workshop will be publishing a series of themed creative nonfiction anthologies. Submissions are open to all women; participating in a workshop or joining the Facebook group are not required. 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, and thoughtful reflection. Word length is somewhat open; accepted pieces thus far have ranged from 1,300 to 6,500 words. 

Single essays should be pasted into the body of an email, along with a brief bio, and sent to by 1/30/24. 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 2/30/24.

Please be prepared to have your work edited, and to participate in the process professionally and politely.

Each accepted piece which had not been previously published will be compensated with a 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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