Who We Are
We are looking for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art from various identities and backgrounds. It is no secret that the literary canon and literary journals are largely comprised of heteronormative, patriarchal, cisgender, able-bodied white men. So to Speak seeks work by writers, poets, and artists who want to challenge and change the identity of the “canonical” writer. Our mission at So to Speak is to provide a digital and print platform to amplify the voices of BIPOC, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, nonbinary people, women, neurodivergent people, people of all different religions or none, migrants, refugees & immigrants (regardless of citizenship), and incarcerated writers.
So to Speak was founded as a feminist journal in 1993 by an editorial collective of MFA candidates at George Mason University. As our journal has evolved over the years, so has our outlook on feminism. We believe in an intersectional feminist outlook which includes, advocates for, and amplifies the perspectives & experiences of marginalized individuals.
EDITOR IN CHIEF: Eli Vandegrift (THEY/THEM)
ASSISTANT EDITOR in chief: Jessika Bouvier (she/her)
BLOG EDITOR: MERRON DOUGLAS (SHE/HER)
FICTION EDITOR: Anna Stolley Persky (she/her)
ASSISTANT FICTION EDITOR: Elizabeth McWhorter (she/her)
NONFICTION EDITOR: Holly Bergman (SHE/HER)
ASSISTANT NONFICTION EDITOR: Shellie Kalinsky (SHE/HER)
POETRY EDITOR: JOSEPH GIGLIO (HE/HIM)
ASSISTANT POETRY EDITOR:
Art Editor: Bri Chapman (she/they)
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Feminist journal of language + art. We publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction & visual art exploring intersections of gender, race, class & sexuality.