International Women's Day


Two days ago, on March the 8th, we celebrated International Women’s Day, with the theme #BeBoldForChange. The world is peopled by women and men alike, but for so long has appeared to be a male world, a male-dominated world. Being female, therefore, appears equal, more or less, to being the Other, on the fringe, on the back seat. Or does it? ‘When you look at femininity, what do you see? Power or pain? Is femininity strictly female? Is it ‘nature’ or ‘nurture’ or both? What do you see when you look at the concept ‘Woman’? What kind of change do you imagine we should be bold about? ‘We welcome submissions that expertly examine this theme of femininity through poetry, fiction, non-fiction, visual art, and photography. All prospective contributors have until 21st April, 2017, to submit their work for consideration.

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All entries must be the entrants’ original works. No entry must have been submitted elsewhere. Poetry and prose entries should be in .doc format only, and named according to their titles only (e.g. A Shard in the Sky.doc). No entry must bear the name or any other means of identification of the entrant. However, entrants should state their names and where they are writing from in the body of the email. The subject line will be: ‘INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2017: FEMININITY’

Poetry: Up to three poems per entrant, with each no more than 40 lines, Times New Roman or Arial font type, and single-spaced.

Prose (Fiction and Non-fiction): One per entrant, up to 4000 words,Times New Roman or Arial font type, and double-spaced.

Visual Arts/Photography: Up to two visual art works or photographs. Photographs should be high-resolution (at least 1 MB file size), in .jpg format, and with appropriate captions.

All submissions to be sent to

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