Announcing Spring Contest Judges

It is nonfiction and poetry contest season here at So To Speak! We are pleased to announce our two judges: Julie Marie Wade judging nonfiction and Danielle Pafunda judging poetry! Send us your best work for a chance to win $500, 2 complimentary issues, and publication in the journal! Entry fees are $15, which include a copy of the Spring Issue.

To submit, go to our Submit Page and follow the link to our submissions manager.

Read work we like from our 2012 online summer issue and our 2011 online summer issue for free! Or, buy a copy of our newest 2012 Fall issue or any back issues we have in stock for $7!

To find out more about our contests,  including past judges and winners, go to our Contests Page.

Best of luck and happy writing!

Julie Marie Wade completed a Master of Arts in English at Western Washington University in 2003 and a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry at the University of Pittsburgh in 2006.  She is the author of 2 collections of lyric nonfiction, Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures (Colgate University Press, 2010) and Small Fires (Sarabande Books, 2011), as well as 2 collections of poetry, Without (Finishing Line Press, 2010) and Postage Due (White Pine Press, 2013).  Julie lives with her partner Angie Griffin in the Bluegrass State, where she is a doctoral candidate and graduate teaching fellow in the Humanities program at the University of Louisville.  Most recently, she has received an Al Smith Individual Artist Grant from the Kentucky Arts Council (2010) and the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir (2011). Julie’s new projects include her creative dissertation for the PhD in Humanities at the University of Louisville, an essay collection titled The Missing Sister & Other Stories: A Coming of Age, as well as a two more experimental projects, Catechism: A Love Story (lyric essays) and Conversation Piece (a book-length poem).

Danielle Pafunda is the author of Manhater (Dusie Press Books), Iatrogenic: Their Testimonies (Noemi Press), My Zorba (Bloof Books), and Pretty Young Thing (Soft Skull Press). A fifth collection Natural History Rape Museum is forthcoming from Bloof Books. Her manuscript The Dead Girls Speak in Unison has been a finalist for the National Poetry Series and the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Open Prize. Her work has been anthologized in Beauty Is A Verb: The New Poetry of Disability (Cinco Puntos Press), Best American Poetry (Scribner 2004, 2006, & 2007), Gurlesque: The New Grrly, Grotesque, Burlesque Poetics (Saturnalia Press), and Not for Mothers Only: Contemporary Poems on Child-Getting and Child Rearing (Fence Books). Her poems, essays, and short stories appear in American Poet ,ConjunctionsDenver QuarterlyFairy Tale Review,  Kenyon ReviewThe Huffington Post, and the like. Danielle blogs for Montevidayo, and is an editor for the online journal Coconut.







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