Alaska Women Speak

Our Mission: Alaska women have stories to tell. Alaska Women Speak is the journal devoted to their expression of ideas, literature and art.

Alaska Women Speak  is published quarterly by Alaska Women Speak, a 501(c)3 Nonprofit organization.

Board of Directors
Carmen Davis, President
Gabrielle Raffuse, Vice President
Jeanne Swartz, Treasurer
Kersten Christianson, Secretary

Poetry: Kersten Christianson, MFA
Prose: Gabrielle Raffuse, PhD
Associate: Ray Ball, PhD
Layout: Theresa E. Soley
Online Content: Pamela Simmons

Founder’s Circle
MaryLee Hayes

We are an all-volunteer organization. Subscriptions keep the printer printing and the postage paid, and we are grateful for our partnerships and generous donors! Together we create a publishing platform for Alaska Women to tell their stories. Will you join us? 

Alaska Women Speak is open for submissions! We are currently gathering prose, poetry and visual art possibilities for the fall theme: Sound & Silence.
August 1st is the deadline for submissions.
Simultaneous submissions are welcome.  However, should your work be accepted elsewhere, please notify us immediately via Submittable. We would be happy to congratulate you.
Please share work in a single entry through Submittable.

Submission Guidelines
Alaska Women Speak welcomes submissions in the following genres: non-fiction, poetry, fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction, and essay. We also publish work from visual artists for cover and in-text placement.  
AWS proposes a theme for each of its quarterly installments, but  interesting and well-written pieces outside the proposed theme are considered.

Prose:  Preference is for submissions of 3000 or fewer words, double-spaced. .doc, .docx files preferred.
Poetry:  4 poems MAX.  .doc, .docx files preferred.
Include a 2-3 line bio written in the third person including your name.

AWS is a non-profit, volunteer-run publication. We do not pay for submissions, but writers retain full rights to their work published in AWS.  We are also happy to support AWS writers through various social media platforms:  Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
While AWS is not in a position to send out contributor copies, we welcome new subscriptions.  We also encourage readers to purchase copies from various booksellers throughout Alaska.  A listing of our amazing distributors is located on the back cover of AWS.


Alaska Women Speak