So to Speak, A Feminist Literary Journal

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Rebecca Adams, Marcia Aldrich, Tricia Asklar, Katherine Ayars, Margaret Bashaar, Marina Bychkova, Jane Downs, Lilah Hegnauer, Michael Hood, Jennifer Jerome, Mari Kasurinen, Anna King, Tara Laskowski, J. Annie MacLeod, Katie Manning, Archan Nair, Sara Nicholson, Cherri Randall, Julie Marie Wade
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to Oct 15
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
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Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
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Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
$12 one year/ $22 two years
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

So to Speak, founded in 1993 by an editorial collective of women MFA candidates at George Mason University. So to Speak has served as a space for feminist writing and art for nearly twelve years. So to Speak publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art that lives 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.

Tips From the Editor

Think outside the box. We are interested in reading stories, poems, creative nonfiction that go beyond the traditional idea of a "feminist piece." Surprise us, shock us, delight us, provoke us, and otherwise interest us. We like pieces that we haven't read before. Please use staples, not paperclips, for fiction and nonfiction. Please refrain from creative fonts.

Contact Information

Angela Panayotopulos , Editor-in-Chief
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
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Last updated: Feb 17, 2017