Don’t Die Press
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Welcome to S/tick! S/tick is seeking fabulous feminist creative writing and artwork. Work with a feminist consciousness that challenges the status quo and says things that are difficult to say may be hard to find a home for, but it’s exactly what S/tick is looking for. S/tick provides a place for women and feminists to share their grief, anger, and joy. Please send us your bright and touching art, poetry, and prose with a biting feminist bent. Preference will be given to women and artists in Canada, though if neither of these red dresses fits you, simply ensure you redress something of interest to women!
S/tick publishes approximately 2 issues per year and currently accepts rolling submissions. Please read all guidelines before e-mailing your submission to be considered for publication with S/tick. Note that because of a large number of submissions, if your piece is selected it may not appear until a later issue.
We encourage you to check out previous issues by clicking here to get a sense of what we’re looking for and what your work might look like in our journal. Our hope is to provide a community for feminist writers and artists, so please offer a little of your time to those who have contributed!
The following submissions criteria must be met to be considered:
1. Note: If this criterion is not met, the submission will not be responded to. Unless the issue theme indicates otherwise, submissions must be somehow related to women or feminism. Female protagonist or speaker or subject matter that pertains to women’s issues are examples. A feminist point of view is probably the best example, but is not necessary. A submitter does not have to identify as feminist or as a woman; all are invited to submit.
2. Do not send pieces or excerpts longer than 2000 words. A grace count of approximately 500 words will be considered where the piece is strongly relevant to women or feminism.
If you have a piece much longer than 2000 words that you would like to submit, please send an excerpt, letting us know that it is an excerpt and what the total word count is, and we will request more if interested. Alternately, we may accept the excerpt alone.
We will consider the following: one story up to 2000 words; up to three poems less than 2000 words together; up to ten pieces of artwork.
3. Issues pertaining to publication:
a) We will not typically accept previously published work, though we may consider art or writing that appears on your personal website, provided you link to S/tick as an alternate place of publication.
b) For writing or art that is published again later, we ask only that you please identify it as previously published in S/tick so that you can help give a wider audience to all our talented contributors, yourself included!
c) Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please inform us as soon as a submission is accepted elsewhere. Multiple submissions (another submission after the first has been responded to, per issue) will not be considered.
d) You own the copyright to all your own work, but give us first publication rights.
e) We cannot at this time pay you in any way for your work. S/tick free to the public, and you are free to download and keep it. We hope you will share our beautiful issues widely!
f) We will consider work from those artists who have previously been accepted, but please wait six months before submitting again.
5. Please include your name, location, and where you learned about S/tick at the top of your e-mail, and e-mail us with your submission at stickyhaibuns [at] gmail.com! .doc or .odt files are preferred.
Thank you for your interest! We look forward to working with you!