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 SOREN LIT...

A Southern Renaissance of women, femmes, and non-binary writers 
exploring the lingering south...

 

WHO WE ARE

SOREN LIT is a Southern Renaissance literary journal...

We showcase writers who are women, femme-identifying,          and/or non-binary creatives with connections to the lingering South.


We crave poetry, fiction, and nonfiction...

unapologetic, visceral, and authentic.


SOREN LIT is also a thriving podcast with interviews of all our published writers. Subscribe on Apple, Spotify, and Anchor. 

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SOREN LIT

SOREN LIT is a Southern Renaissance literary journal...

We showcase writers who are women, femme-identifying, and/or non-binary creatives with connections to the lingering South.

We crave poetry, fiction, and nonfiction...

unapologetic, visceral, and authentic.

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FOUNDING EDITOR

Melodie J. Rodgers is the Founding Editor of SOREN LIT. Her creative writing and photography has appeared in Johns Hopkins University's Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review, G.R.I.T.S. - Girls Raised In the South: An Anthology of Southern Queer Womyns' Voices and Their Allies, Future is Fiction, Underground, CIEE Brazil Poetry OnFilm project, and many others. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte. Melodie is a Black and Southern writer who lives with her hubby and warrior child beneath the sleepy magnolia trees of Stone Mountain, Georgia.
Follow Melodie J. Rodgers on Clubhouse, Twitter: MelodieJRodgers, and Instagram: themelodiouslife

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LITERARY JOURNAL SUBMISSIONS

SOREN LIT accepts fiction, poetry, and nonfiction from women, femme-identifying, and/or non-binary creatives living, from, working, and/or writing about the south. 

We publish quarterly and review submissions April 1-June 1 for Summer Issue, August 1-October 1 for Fall Issue, and January 1-February 1 for Winter/Spring Issue. Writers whose submissions are accepted will retain all rights to their work. 

Please read the SOREN LIT submission guidelines below completely before submitting your work for consideration.

-We prefer unpublished work.  However, we will also consider previously published work as well. Be sure to list publication date and source on the document page.

Excerpts from longer projects are welcomed.

POETRY

Send 1-2 poems (2 pages maximum) attached to an email as a pdf or word document to sorenlit4women@gmail.com@gmail.com

 Include a short bio (2-3 sentences) and a cover letter. Also, provide any websites or other links for SOREN readers to follow you.

Write "Poetry Submission" in the subject line. All Submissions have a $5 reading free. Go to paypal.me/sorenlit4women to pay $5.oo submission fee.

Include a copy of your receipt as an attachment in your submission email.

FICTION

Send 1 story. 2,500 words or less. attached to an email as a pdf or word document to sorenlit4women@gmail.com   Include a short bio (2-3 sentences) and a cover letter. Also, provide any websites or other links for SOREN readers to follow you.

Write "Fiction Submission" in the subject line. 

All Submissions have a $5 reading fee. Go to paypal.me/sorenlit4women to pay $5.oo submission fee.

Include a copy of your receipt as an attachment in your submission email.

NON FICTION

Send 1 story. 2,500 words or less. attached to an email as a pdf or word document to sorenlit4women@gmail.com   Include a short bio (2-3 sentences) and a cover letter.  Also, provide any websites or other links for SOREN readers to follow you.

Write “NON-Fiction Submission" in the subject line. 

All Submissions have a $5 reading fee.

Include a copy of your receipt as an attachment in your submission email.

Go to paypal.me/sorenlit4women to pay $5.oo submission fee.

SOREN LIT has a small team of readers. We take our time with your precious work, but also respect that you are waiting for a response. Our goal is to not take too much time. We strive to reply within two to three months.

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WANT TO JOIN OUR WRITER'S COMMUNITY?

1. We are seeking volunteer editors of poetry, flash fiction, and flash nonfiction.

2. We are seeking interns!

3. We are seeking volunteer readers!

Please email a letter of interest (highlighting your experience and/or literary passions) and a resume to sorenlit4women@gmail.com

 

"If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive."

Audre Lorde

 

CONTACT SOREN LIT

Get in touch with SOREN LIT to learn more about our writing community,  workshops, and how you can get involved.

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