Alaska Women Speak Fall Cover

Fall 2017 Berry Picking/Cherry Picking

Alaska Women Speak Fall CoverFall 2017 Roll Call: Vanessa Sweet, Charity Hommel, Natalie Britton, Shelly Smith, Sarah Mouracade, Cara Jane Murray, Jennifer Searls, Wendy Brooker, Catherine Whitney, Lucy Tyrrell, Katie Ione Craney, Deborah Poore, Vivian Faith Prescott, Kim Watson, Linda Schandelmeier, Elizabeth Lent, Bonnie Demerjian, Jean Anderson and Marilyn Wheeless.

Multi-discipline artist Vanessa Sweet created the bright cover image Berry Love. Sweet credits the inspiration for the image by taking her daughter berry and rosehip picking, “teaching her what was edible near where we lived around Anchorage while staining our fingers along the way.” She also credits Mangyepsa Gyipaayg Kandi McGilton of Metlakatla who provided her with the beautiful heart-shaped hands. Vanessa currently resides in Shishmaref, Alaska.

We are also grateful to share a sample of work in audio form here. Click on the link to hear Cara Jane Murray read her poem, “stay.”

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Seeking Inspirational/Aspirational  Themes for 2018

Alaska Women Speak publishes a Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall Issue, each with a theme. It is time to choose 2018 themes and we want your ideas!  From now until September 30th, you may enter your ideas through this submission link. Enter as many times as you wish! We’ll curate the list and select four themes from the ideas submitted. Each idea entry will also be included in a drawing for one-year subscription to the journal. Four winners will be drawn.


Proud Member of CLMP

AWS is pleased to announce that it has joined the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses!
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The Mountains Are Calling | Summer 2017

Alaska_Women_Speak_Summer17Summer 2017 Roll Call: Cara Murray (Cover), Leah Aronow-Brown, S. Hollis Mickey, Jennifer C. Stone, Kimberly Watson, Dana Greci, Wendy Brooker, Amy Pinney, Ray Ball, Christy Everett, KJ Roe, Deborah Poore, Vivian Faith Prescott, Jasmin Taylor, Mary Lou Spartz, Aurelia Kessler, Sherry Pederson, Milli Martin, Leiann Burton, Barbara Williams, Janet R. Klein, Carol Birrell, Carole Mercer

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