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I believe her

by , on
2020-07-23

New poem by Aimee Curran

I believe her.
Drinking too much coffee to stay
awake during the darkest hours.
Waiting up with the moon until it
glides past the lip of the ocean.

I believe her.
Filling herself with strangers
to keep him away in the shadows.
Flicking on the lights despite their protests
and never staying through the night.

I believe her.
Spending holidays at the movies
always buying one ticket and a box of Goobers.
Every Christmas eating pork lo mein at
Cathay Kitchen and asking for extra fortune cookies.

I believe her.
Writing poetry on napkins at the local
cafe, taking advantage of free refills.
Showing up every month at open mic,
sitting in the back, working up the courage to speak.

Breaking the Softness

by , on
2019-11-06

Excerpt by Naomi Borkent. Read the rest in Issue 4.3 — coming soon!

Maybe you would’ve preferred¬†
A woman with soft legs
That can’t stand up for themselves.

Not like mine, strong,
Able to kick, able to run.

Then I remember that they did not stand like trees

Submit now!

by , on
2019-07-29

Submit now, but do not be submissive!

S/tick is now seeking submissions of your fabulous feminist farrago for our next issue!

Review the submissions guidelines above, then send us your best feminist poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and artwork.

We hold an intersectional view of feminism, so if your work deals with oppressions or empowerment, we want to read it.

You can also read some of our past issues to pay tribute to a brilliant community of feminist artists and authors and to get a sense of what we’re looking for.

Welcome!

by , on
2019-04-03

don’t die press is live and ready to take some ferociously feminist action in the age of #metoo through art, poetry, prose, and more!

If you’re a S/tick fan, please check out the Fall 2018 issue, and check back soon for snippets of the upcoming Spring 2019 issue! S/tick is a feminist creative writing magazine that has been going strong since 2012 and has now moved to don’t die press. Submit to S/tick now!

don’t die press is also currently seeking full e-chapbook manuscripts of 25-50 pages. Don’t let your ideas die on the page. Your words deserve to be heard!