Anita Felicelli will be the judge for So to Speak's 2020 Fiction Contest. Winners will be awarded an honorarium, publication in our 2020 print issue, and two contributor copies.
About Anita: Anita Felicelli is the author of the short story collection, Love Songs for a Lost Continent, and the novel, Chimerica. Her criticism and essays have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Review of Books, Slate, Salon, the New York Times (Modern Love) and elsewhere.
What Anita is Looking For: I'm drawn to short stories that take risks—I'm open to formal risks, but I'm most excited by urgency or emotional risk. What haven't we seen before? I love to be surprised, the sensation of being cracked open at the end of a short story. Control matters tremendously. So do beautiful and striking sentences.
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/.