Ends on May 1, 2019

Alaska Women Speak is open for submissions! We are currently gathering prose, poetry and visual art possibilities for the summer theme: Root, Tree, Leaf.  

May 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.

Poetry:  4 poems MAX.

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.