Short Stories, Personal Essays and Short Form Poetry Needed, Dancing Bear Books


  • All submissions must be submitted through our formal submission portal. Any submissions sent outside of our workflow will not be considered.
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  • A flat fee will be given in exchange for the rights to publish the work in the anthology.


WOMXN will be a collection of personal essays, poetry and short stories all about the experience of being female. We’re looking for raw, empowering, inspirational and emotionally intelligent pieces for this collection. All pieces must be linked to some kind of fairy tale, historical or mythological female figure.

This is a book about all women and girls and their experiences. We want to hear about your tragedies, your successes, your heartbreaks and your mundanities. We want work that explores all aspects of the female experience. We’re keen to hear from all women, but especially BAME women, Gay Women, Trans Women, Disabled Women and Working-Class Women.