Are you a writer? Are you a lady? Have you ever had cause to wave a banner in the name of civil rights/social justice? Who among you, fine readership, doesn't have a secret trove of spiral notebooks, packed to the brim with angsty teenage lyrics, rants, and...as ya do...unflinching feminist poetry?
If you answered yes to most of these questions (and the last one is a trick), you're invited to put your righteous anger and English degree to good use: For Books' Sake is inviting poets to write pieces on behalf of wronged and radical women for their first ever anthology, Furies. The book will be published in Autumn 2014, and it aims to showcase established AND emerging writers from around the world. From their press copy:
"...so, for a chance to be featured, wet your nibs with spite and find your muse among the infernal goddesses of justice and revenge.
We interpret Furies in the widest possible sense, and your hellcat heroines may be modern, mythic, animal or cyborg, women from film, fiction, history, music, art and activism, or rebels in their own home. Whether you’re penning a tribute to Pussy Riot, a sonnet about suffragettes, a love letter to women warriors from fairytale or folklore, or something else entirely, we can’t wait to read your writing. All profits from Furies will be donated to Rape Crisis, an independent, registered charity providing essential support to survivors of rape and sexual violence.
To submit a poem, writers are requested to make a donation of £1 per poem or £2 for three poems. If for any reason your financial circumstances make this difficult, please send us an email. For more details, to submit, or for full terms and conditions, please visit: http://bit.ly/FuriesPoetry.”
Happy writing, ye sordid sirens.
Image courtesy of Furies.net.