So to Speak is accepting submissions for the Spring 2014 issue until October 15th. The Spring 2014 issue of So to Speak will feature our poetry and nonfiction contest winners, as well as fiction and art. Submissions for all genres are accepted through our online submissions manager.
The contest judge for the Spring 2014 Poetry Contest is Beth Ann Fennelly, who teaches poetry and nonfiction writing at the University of Mississippi. Her first book of poetry, Open House, won the 2001 Kenyon Review Prize and the Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award, and was a Book Sense Top Ten Poetry Pick. It was reissued by W.W. Norton in 2009. Her second poetry collection, Tender Hooks, and her third, Unmentionables, were published by W.W. Norton in 2004 and 2008. She also published a book of nonfiction, Great with Child: Letters to a Young Mother (Norton), in 2006. The Tilted World, the novel she has cowritten with her husband, Tom Franklin, will be published by Morrow in the fall of 2013.
The judge for the Spring 2014 Nonfiction Contest is Jana Richman, the author of a memoir, Riding in the Shadows of Saints: A Woman’s Story of Motorcycling the Mormon Trail, and two novels, The Last Cowgirl, which won the 2009 Willa Award for Contemporary Fiction, and The Ordinary Truth. Jana’s provocative prose has been compared to that of Pam Houston, Barbara Kingsolver and Pat Conroy.
Winners will receive prize money and publication in the magazine; other finalists will also be published. The contest entry fee of $15 includes a free copy of the Spring 2014 issue for all entrants. Full submission guidelines are available on our Contests page.
If you’ve been putting off submitting, be sure to enter your piece in the submission manager this week. We look forward to reading your submissions!