So to Speak

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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
Online, Print
Reading Periods: 
Aug 15 to Oct 1
Feb 1 to Mar 15
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Issues per Year: 
1 print, 1 online issue
Issue Price: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

So to Speak was founded in 1993 by MFA candidates at George Mason University. So to Speak has served as a space for intersection feminist writing and art for three decades. So to Speak publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art that lives up to a high standard of language, form, and meaning.

Tips From the Editor

We look for work that addresses and interrogates gender. We are especially interested in pieces that explore issues of race, class, and sexuality in relation to gender. Be sure your work has an intersectional feminist angle—we want work that is about your own experiences that you can speak to, and we want to hear your unique perspective as an intersectional feminist. We also appreciate breaking boundaries and formally bold angles, but will also consider more traditional formats as well. Remember that we want to amplify voices that not only demonstrate a unique feminist perspective but voices that also display deftness in craft.

Contact Information

Eli Vandegrift, Editor in Chief
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
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Last updated: Feb 26, 2024