2013 Spring Issue & Call for Submissions

Happy Spring Issue! We are proud to announce the arrival of So to Speak‘s Volume 22 No. 1! This issue features cover art by Susan Cutts. StS is honored to announce Lucy Bryan Green‘s Melt as our nonfiction contest winner,  and Lauren Koshere‘s Shoshone and Lynn Casteel Harper‘s Playing the Numbers as our nonfiction runners-up chosen by Julie Marie Wade. We are also pleased to honor Rebecca Dunham‘s “Glass Armonica” as our poetry contest winner, and Laura Grothus‘s “Baba Yaga in Conversation with Her Home” and Caitlin Cowan‘s “Every Creeping Thing” as our poetry runners-up chosen by Danielle Pafunda.

To purchase a copy of the issue please visit our Subscribe page or click here for a subscription form to mail to:

So to Speak
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MSN 2C5
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444

Please make all checks out to George Mason University. Follow us on Twitter@SoToSpeakJrnl and let us know what you think of the new issue with the hashtag #StS2013.

Look forward to guest posts by our awesome feminist contest winners beginning January 28th! Show them your love and spark conversation by commenting on their blog posts!

And while you’re in the typing on the computer mood, consider submitting your best art, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry through our Online Submissions Manager.

This issue will feature the winners of our annual art and fiction contests, along with our open reading periods for poetry and nonfiction. For more information of open submissions and contest details please visit our Submit Page and Contest Page. We are excited to see your work!

Fiction Contest

This year’s fiction contest judge is Asali Solomon, the author of Get Down: stories. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and was one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35″ in 2007. Her work has appeared in The Kenyon Review, O the Oprah Magazine, Essence, Vibe and in the anthologies Philadelphia Noir, Naked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips and Other Parts and Heavy Rotation: Twenty Writers on the Albums that Changed Their Lives. She has a PhD in English from the University of California at Berkeley and an MFA from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Haverford College near Philadelphia.

To enter, submit a manuscripts not exceeding 4,500 words (with double-spaced and numbered pages) and a cover letter through our Submission Manager. The reading fee is $15 and can be paid through our Submission Manager. All entrants will receive a free copy of our Fall 2013 issue.

Art Contest: The “Hybrid” Book

In our 2013 visual art competition we seek entries in all media which the makers consider to represent – in any and all ways – the book experience.

We welcome submissions to this competition including performance, digital and new media, photography and all 2D and 3D visual art forms, as well as sculptural book and artist’s book objects, whether or not incorporating text.

Increasingly digitalized, culturally iconic in its historic codex forms, valued always from Kindle to library as an experience, is the book. What that actually means to each reader/viewer/handler is at a time of highly fluid interpretation. Art, object, and installation as “book” also is a rapidly expanding area of contemporary art.

All entries must be received on-line only (with a cover letter) through our Submission Manager. The submission fee is $15 and can be paid through our Submission Manager. All entrants will receive a free copy of our Fall 2013 issue.

All entries must be in jpg or tif formats at 300 dpi. Please submit individual entries as LastName_Title, and include dimensions if applicable, the materials used as applicable, a brief description of the submission, and a brief artist’s bio. One submission per artist, please.







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