We are  currently open for submissions for our Fall 2016 Issue. Our reading period is from September 15 - November 30. We look forward to seeing your work!

Reading Periods
September 15 through November 30: Spring Issue
January 1 through April 15: Fall issue

During the fall, we also run our contests on a rolling basis. The dates for these change each year, but are listed at: http://www.sotospeakjounal.org/contests

For more information, please visit http://www.sotospeakjournal.org

Purchase the 2015-16 So to Speak contest issue, featuring exclusive content in poetry, prose, nonfiction, and art by:

  • Emma Bolden, poetry prize winner
  • Emily Rose Cole, poetry prize finalist
  • Sarah Fetherolf, poetry prize finalist
  • Catherine Jagoe, nonfiction prize winner
  • Christine Stewart-Nuñez, nonfiction prize finalist
  • Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin, art prize winner
  • Meaghan Gates, art prise finalist
  • Becky Bosshart, fiction prize winner
  • Greta Wilensky, fiction prize finalist
This print edition is a limited-run volume with a hand-printed paper dust jacket
designed and printed by book artist Jennaway Pearson.

The cost is $15; please fill in the shipping information on the following pages to complete your order.
Ends on October 15, 2016
So to Speak is open to review any form of visual artwork. Past issues have included photography, drawing, painting, digital media, and images of various installations and sculpture. We welcome submissions including performance, digital and new media, photography and all 2D and 3D visual art forms. Artwork will be considered for the cover and interior pages (Note: images selected for the cover will have some overlaid text.)

Entries should include:

* Cover Letter - Your Cover Letter should include your name, address, phone number, email address, how you heard about So to Speak, and brief bio.
*Artist Statement - Enter a description of submitted work (300 words max).
*Images - Please submit 5-10 images. All entries of 2D and 3D work must be in jpg or tif formats at 300 dpi. Any video entries must be MP4 or MOV files.  For Please submit individual entries as LastName_Title.
*Image List - Include an image list with titles, year, dimensions, and medium. 

Ends on November 15, 2016

* Please submit one prose piece at a time, not exceeding 4,000 words.
* All fiction submissions should be double-spaced with numbered pages.
* Please send us your submission in a single document that includes your Cover Letter and the piece you are submitting.
* Your Cover Letter should include your name, address, phone number, email address, how you heard about So to Speak, and a brief bio describing your background as a writer or artist, and any applicable awards or publications.

We will notify you electronically about the status of your submission.
 

Ends on November 15, 2016
* We welcome submissions of personal essays, memoir, profiles, and other nonfiction pieces not exceeding 4,000 words.
* All nonfiction submissions should be double-spaced with numbered pages.
* Please send us your submission in a single document that includes your Cover Letter and work.
* Your Cover Letter should include your name, address, phone number, email address, how you heard about So to Speak, and brief bio describing your background as a writer or artist and any applicable awards or publications.
Ends on November 15, 2016

* Please send up to 5 poems at a time, not exceeding 10 pages total.

*Please send us your submission as one document that includes your Cover letter and work.

* Your Cover Letter should include your name, address, phone number, email, how you heard about So to Speak, and brief bio describing your background as a writer or artist and any applicable awards or publications.