Call for Submissions | Upcoming Themes

Spring 2014: Arctic Melting Deadline for submissions closed February 15, 2014. If you’re a subscriber, watch for the Spring 2014 edition in your mailbox or be sure to purchase your copy at one of our distributors listed in the sidebar.

Summer 2014: In Celebration of the Wild Alaskan Salmon We hope that writers will have fun with this theme in poetry and prose. We also seek cover art for this issue, so if you know of an Alaskan artist who might have something they’d like to feature on the cover, please drop us a line.  
Deadline for submissions is May 15th, 2014.

Fall 2014: Cabins I Have Loved: Housing in Alaska Alaskans who have been in Alaska for a while will have some stories for sure, but it is hoped that all will be able to share a story, poem or a picture that will elicit our imagination. This is your chance to write about the unique Alaskan quality in our homes. Again, calling artists for cover art for this issue.
Deadline for submissions is August 15th, 2014.

Submission Guidelines

  • We prefer submissions e-mailed as an attachment, or on a disk in Microsoft Word; files saved as .doc or .rtf (Rich Text Format).
  • Typed or legibly handwritten work is also acceptable.
  • Electronic submissions may be sent to alaskawomenspeak@yahoo.com Please label these AWS Submission.
  • Preference for submissions is 1200 words or less with a preference for early submissions.
  • Photography and art work can be returned upon request; place address label on the back of each, and include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
  • Poetry is ordinarily placed in a single column. Occasionally we must break it into two parts; poets be mindful we will do it on the basis of space available.

Submit creative writing, journalistic and informational articles, and poetry (1200 words or less) that would be of interest to Alaskan Women: alaskawomenspeak@yahoo.com.

AWS Mission Statement

Alaska Women Speak, published quarterly since 1992, is a journal devoted to the exchange of ideas, literature, art and heart talk, as well as a statewide update of women’s political and social issues and activities. We desire that all content in the artwork and written material will reflect a commitment toward equality, freedom of choice, and personal empowerment. We provide a feminist and multi-cultural perspective serving as a source of connection and inspiration for all women. Views expressed by contributing writers are not necessarily those of the AWS staff. Although most submissions are published, we reserve the right to reject material. Editing for clarity or brevity may be done at the editor’s discretion. Entries submitted are not returned. AWS will not publish anything that denigrates any animals, people, or the environment. Contributing writers retain First Rights of published material. © 1994 Alaska Women Speak