Awakened Voices seeks writers for our upcoming issue!
About Awakenings The mission of the Awakenings is to MAKE VISIBLE the artistic expression of survivors of sexual violence. Awakenings is home to a multi-media art gallery featuring the artistic expressions of rape and sexual abuse survivors. By showcasing stories of survival, we are helping survivors find peace and healing while simultaneously challenging the cultural taboos that prevent an honest discussion of sexual violence. Please take a look at our website www.awakeningsart.org for more about us and what we are doing! About Awakened Voices Awakened Voices is the literary branch of Awakenings. Issues are published twice a year and The Nightingale publishes blog pieces every other week. About this submission call We are especially excited about encouraging submissions of flash fiction, fiction, vignette, poetry, and graphic/visual work.
This issue will be focusing on the theme of Intentions.
Issue 10 will publish on May 22nd, 2020. We publish electronically with free pdf copies of the issue available to all. Guidelines Please submit up to 10 pages of prose or 5 poems in a DOC, DOCX, or PDF file.
- Writing must be on the topic of sexual violence and survival.
- We prioritize submissions from survivors, secondary survivors, counselors, and educators of sexual violence.
- You may submit writing that does not have to do with the current theme.
- We accept profanity.
- We encourage a short author biography.
- We cannot pay our writers at this time, but we will be strong advocates for your work.
- We may ask you to consider edits for typos, clarity, and grammar corrections.
- If you have any requests regarding formatting or layout please include them in the comments field.
- We accept submissions of both unpublished and previously published works. Please note if the piece has already been published.
- We will do our best to read and respond to your piece in 3 months.
Theme: Intention for Change
How does intention or affirmation apply to the conversation around sexual violence? Does setting a personal affirmation stir a change in the way trauma has affected your or a loved one's life? What does an intention for change as a society look like? What intention or change are you calling each of us to set and stick to? Show us through fiction, nonfiction, or poetry (or a mix of genres!).