Who We Are

MISSION

So to Speak was founded in 1993 by an editorial collective of women MFA candidates at George Mason University. It has served as a space for feminist writing and art for nearly 25 years. 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.

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 veterans.

EDITORS

EDITOR IN CHIEF: kyra Kondis

ASSISTANT EDITOR in chief: Amanda ganus

BLOG EDITOR: Simonne Francis

FICTION EDITOR: Rebecca burke

ASSISTANT FICTION EDITOR: virginia eggerton

NONFICTION EDITOR: STEPHANIE BUCKLEY

ASSISTANT NONFICTION EDITOR: shabrayle setliff

POETRY EDITOR: DANIELLE P. WILLIAMS

ASSISTANT POETRY EDITOR: KELL PIEPER

ART EDITOR: kate keeney