Subject: Woman Writers
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2001 13:41:12 -0400 (EDT)
What is the New Face of the "Electronic" Ivory Tower?
Women Writers has been "live" for almost two years, and in that time has
received critical acclaim (including being listed in the Encyclopedia
Britannica as a recommended reference source and being linked by literature
anthology websites from *major* publishing houses), and we are rated one of
the top 100 sites on the Internet by and for women by an independent
The site has received over 65,000 visitors, from both U.S. and international
circles. We host a listserv which has over 170 members, with demographics
that range from "high school students" to "college professors" and
everything in between. We feature critical debate about women authors and
provide a publication forum for new women writers.
The journal is all volunteer work supported by independent graduate students
(in other words, not a commercial interest). This summer, we will be doing
the legwork to become a "peer reviewed" e-journal as well as seeking grant
money to support our writers as professionals.
The site includes scholarship, links, resources and original fiction/poetry.
We have a more "academic" flavor than the other Electronic "Literary Zines"
and we seek to actively promote discussion of and learning about women's
Check us out at: <http://www.womenwriters.net/ >
before submitting your work, and then, if you're interested in writing for
the site, send work that you might consider publishing with us.
The Editorial Board at Women Writers: A Zine (an E-Journal) is currently
seeking submissions for our May 2001 issue.
The deadline for publication in our Summer 2001 issue is May 1, 2001. See
the site for specific submission guidelines. You can also submit work after
the May 1 deadline for the next issue, which will be in December.)
--Scholarly Critical Essays on/about women authors;
--Personal essays that address some aspect of women's writing, women's
lives, women's issues, etc;
--Teaching/Pedagogy resources-- women's studies, gender studies syllabi and
--Fiction & Poetry *by* women writers (the author of the work must be a
-- HTML writers can also submit lists of links to women writers' web
Length of articles may vary; shoot for between 200 and 1500 words....
Submissions that make use of Internet resources (links to other websites)
will be particularly well received.
General guidelines for submission of scholarly articles can be found at:
< http://www.womenwriters.net/contribute.htm/ >
Poets/Fiction writers go to:
< http://www.womenwriters.net/creativesubguide.htm/ > for submission
< http://www.womenwriters.net/creative/ > to see currently published work.
Book reviewers, check < http://www.womenwriters.net/bookreviews.htm/ > .
Interviewers, see: < http://www.womenwriters.net/interviews.htm >
Graduate students, professors, professional scholars and anyone else who
might like to write for us contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Wells, Texas A&M University, General Editor and Webmistress
Sarah Klein, University of Maryland, Assistant Editor
Natasha Whitton, Southeastern Louisiana University, Book Reviews Editor
Justine Dymond, MFA, University of Massachusetts, Fiction Editor