January News Round-Up

StS had a huge month! We celebrated inaugural victories when President Obama honored and remembered Seneca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall, when he declared “our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts,” “until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal, as well,” and ” until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote.” With huge smiles we opened the boxes to behold our newest issue, Spring Vol. 22 No. 1! And laid the foundation to have a kickin’ AWP offsite reading with poetry, fiction, and nonfiction rockstars to celebrate StS’s 21st birthday! Where better to celebrate our legal drinking age than at Sonsie’s from 3-6 pm March 9th? So make sure to check back in to get all the details before AWP Boston!

With gorgeous artwork from the cover to inside pages curated by our new art editor, Ceci Cole McInturff, we are so happy to congratulation again our contest winners! Representing nonfiction, Lucy Bryan Green won our grand prize with Melt. Contest judge Julie Marie Wade also celebrated Lynn Casteel Harper’s Playing the Numbers and Lauren Koshere’s Shoshone.

Representing poetry, Rebecca Dunham won with Glass Armonica. Contest judge Danielle Pafunda also celebrated Caitlin Cowan’s Every Creeping Thing and Laura Grothaus’ Baba Yaga in Conversation with her Home.

Get an inside look at our winning pieces by following our contest winners’ guest blog posts! Join in on the conversation of what makes feminist writing feminist by providing your insights in the comment boxes below the posts!

  • Start here, by reading the full-text of Rebecca Dunham’s poem, which complements her guest post on the history of hysteria and how medical discrimation influenced the writing of Glass Arominca.
  • Also, check out Lauren Koshere’s guest post, Yellostone Social, in 33 Miles around Shoshone Lake, which thinks about the male dominated nature-writing genre and how she tackles her enviroment with strength, courage, and persistence.
  • In more political news, New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, focuses on social issues in his State of State address. StS poetry reader, Luke Huffman, discusses Cuomo’s feminist implication and celebrates feminist positive speech in political news.

We are accepting creative writing and art submissions until March 15th! Looking forward to reading your work and make sure to say hi at AWP!

♥Sheila M


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