We are currently open for submissions.

So to Speak is open for submissions to our printed contest issue until December 15th. $8 submisison fee. Victoria Chang (poetry), Sandy Allen (nonfiction), Pam Houston (fiction), and Erin Silver (visual art) will be judging the contests. See each genre submission page below for more information. 

So to Speak will open for fee-free submissions to our online summer issue around the beginning of February. Check back for more updates.

Additionally, we are open year round for our general blog submissions. 

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

Our 2018 Issue of So to Speak is available for purchase! The work in this issue was selected by judges Sandy Lowe (Fiction), Jeannie Vanasco (Nonfiction), Eileen Myles (Poetry), and Jessica Kallista (Art). The issue features some of the best work that So to Speak has published to date, and we are thrilled to provide a platform for their voices. 

Table of Contents: 

  • Fiction: Marlene Olin 
  • Fiction: C.R. Resetarits
  • Fiction: Sarah Harshbarger
  • Nonfiction: Elizabeth Brina
  • Nonfiction: Amanda Fields
  • Visual Art: Samanta Tello
  • Poetry: Marina Weiss
  • Poetry: Emily Carr

The issue was designed by Doug Luman, and features black and white interesection lines on the cover. The cost is $9. Please fill in the shipping information on the following pages to complete your order. You may also opt to purchase a back issue for half-price ($4). 

**If you are interested in ordering a journal and you live outside of the US, please see our International Purchase form.**

Before you go: we ask that you please consider donating whatever you can afford to Ayuda, an organization that "provides legal, social, and language services to help vulnerable immigrants in our neighborhoods access justice and transform their lives." So to Speak views the work that Ayuda is doing as vital to our greater Washington D.C. community as well as vital to the greater discussion of how to support, protect, and welcome immigrants in the United States of America. We appreciate whatever support you can show to this wonderful organization. You can donate online or by mail. Learn more here: https://ayuda.com/get-involved/ways-to-donate/

Our 2018 Issue of So to Speak is available for purchase! The work in this issue was selected by judges Sandy Lowe (Fiction), Jeannie Vanasco (Nonfiction), Eileen Myles (Poetry), and Jessica Kallista (Art). The issue features some of the best work that So to Speak has published to date, and we are thrilled to provide a platform for their voices.
Table of Contents:
 

  • Fiction: Marlene Olin 
  • Fiction: C.R. Resetarits
  • Fiction: Sarah Harshbarger
  • Nonfiction: Elizabeth Brina
  • Nonfiction: Amanda Fields
  • Visual Art: Samanta Tello
  • Poetry: Marina Weiss
  • Poetry: Emily Carr

 The issue was designed by Doug Luman, and features black and white interesection lines on the cover. The cost is $16 to cover the cost of the journal and international shipping. Please fill in the shipping information on the following pages to complete your order.

Before you go: we ask that you please consider donating whatever you can afford to Ayuda, an organization that "provides legal, social, and language services to help vulnerable immigrants in our neighborhoods access justice and transform their lives." So to Speak views the work that Ayuda is doing as vital to our greater Washington D.C. community as well as vital to the greater discussion of how to support, protect, and welcome immigrants in the United States of America. We appreciate whatever support you can show to this wonderful organization. You can donate online or by mail. Learn more here: https://ayuda.com/get-involved/ways-to-donate/

Pam Houston will be the judge for So to Speak's 2019 Fiction Contest. Winners will be awarded an honorarium, publication in our 2019 print issue, and two contributor copies. 

 In your submission, please upload and enter the following information:
 

  • A single doc., docx., or pdf. file with a single prose fiction piece. Your submission should not exceed 4,000 words. All fiction submissions should be double-spaced with numbered pages.
  • A Cover Letter that includes 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. 
  • A brief discussion of how you see your piece fitting into our intersectional feminist mission. 

 You may enter multiple submissions (ex: 2 submission packets each with a single fiction piece), so long as you pay the submission fee each time. 


Find more information on our Contest here: http://sotospeakjournal.org/contests/.
Find more information on our Submission Guidelines here: http://sotospeakjournal.org/guidelines/.
Find more information on our Mission Statement here: http://sotospeakjournal.org/about-so-to-speak/

Sandy Allen will be the judge for So to Speak's 2019 Nonfiction Contest. Winners will be awarded an honorarium, publication in our 2019 print issue, and two contributor copies. 

In your submission, please upload and enter the following information: 

  • A single doc., docx., or pdf. file with up one nonfiction piece. Your submission should not exceed 4,000 words. All submission should be double-spaced with numbered pages.  
  • A Cover Letter that includes 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. 
  • A brief discussion of how you see your piece fitting into our intersectional feminist mission. 

 You may enter multiple submissions (ex: 2 submission packets, each with one nonfiction piece), so long as you pay the submission fee each time. 


Find more information on our Contest here: http://sotospeakjournal.org/contests/.
Find more information on our Submission Guidelines here: http://sotospeakjournal.org/guidelines/.
Find more information on our Mission Statement here: http://sotospeakjournal.org/about-so-to-speak/

Victoria Chang will be the judge for So to Speak's 2019 Poetry Contest. Winners will be awarded an honorarium, publication in our 2019 print issue, and two contributor copies. 

In your submission, please upload and enter the following information: 

  • A single doc., docx., or pdf. file with up to 5 poems. Your submission should not exceed 10 pages. 
  • A Cover Letter that includes 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. 
  • A brief discussion of how you see your piece fitting into our intersectional feminist mission. 

You may enter multiple submissions (ex: 2 submission packets of 10 poems), so long as you pay the submission fee each time. 

Find more information on our Contest here: http://sotospeakjournal.org/contests/

Find more information on our Submission Guidelines here: http://sotospeakjournal.org/guidelines/

Find more information on our Mission Statement here: http://sotospeakjournal.org/about-so-to-speak/

Erin Silver will be the judge for So to Speak's 2019 Visual Art Contest. Winners will be awarded an honorarium, publication in our 2019 print issue, and two contributor copies. 

We are open to any form of artwork. Past issues have included photography, sketches, paintings, digital media, and images of various installations and sculpture. In your submission, please upload and enter the following information:
 

  • All submissions must be in jpg or tif formats at 300 dpi. Please label each file as LastName_Title. 
  • You may submit up to 5 pieces of artwork in a single entry. You may enter multiple submissions (ex: 2 submission packets of 5 art pieces), so long as you pay the submission fee each time. 
  •  Dimensions if applicable, the materials used as applicable, a brief description of the submission.
  • A Cover Letter that includes 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. 
  • A brief discussion of how you see your piece fitting into our intersectional feminist mission. 

 
Find more information on our Contest here: http://sotospeakjournal.org/contests/.
Find more information on our Submission Guidelines here: http://sotospeakjournal.org/guidelines/.
Find more information on our Mission Statement here: http://sotospeakjournal.org/about-so-to-speak/

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