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Her Circle Ezine

Publisher: Her Circle Press

Established: 2005

Frequency: 4 times per year

Accepts Email Submissions: Yes

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Description: Her Circle Ezine explores the feminine experience in the world community through intelligent works of writing, art, and photography by women around the world. We look for work that creates intimacy our readers and communicates a sense of place.

Editor(s): Misty K. Ericson


Guidelines URL: Click here for writer's guidelines information.

Address: 3151 California

Suite 5A
San Francisco, CA 94115


Rights: Authors and visual artists grant Her Circle Ezine limited and non-exclusive rights to distribute their work in electronic media. Once published on the site, work remains available through an online archive.

Needs: Her Circle Ezine accepts works of fiction, creative non-fiction, personal essay and poetry for the following departments:

Breaking Form
Explores life outside of traditional cultural and religious beliefs, may focus on decision to experience alternative cultures or on individuality as a standard

What She Knows
Focuses on traditional culture and religious practices, defines a sense of place and its people

War Cry
Features work that explores the role of women in war, and violence against women

Transcending Bounds
Work that strives to imagine life beyond barriers of culture and religion, aspires to exist unrestrained

Length: Fiction & Creative Non-fiction (including Memoir)
5,000 word maximum – Well written short stories with strong characters.

Personal Essay
3,000 word maximum –Thoughtful inquiries in the narrative style

2 – 3 pages per poem. Prose poems of exceptional quality can take liberty, but should be no longer than 10 pages.

Art/Photo Needs: Each issue of Her Circle Ezine features the work of an artist or photographer studying culture and the feminine experience.

Submissions may include up to ten images, or a link to an online portfolio. In addition, an artist’s statement or essay discussing the work must accompany the submission.

Each image must be labeled or otherwise identified with the following information:
-Title of work
-Date it was created
-Location (for photographs)

We accept files in .TIFF and .JPG formats, saved at a high resolution (preferably 300ppi) with no compression. Flies should be at least 640X480 pixels or larger.

Payment: Successful literary submissions will receive $25.00 USD for each published piece, payable upon publication. In addition, we will publish a short biography and provide a link to your personal website in an effort to help you promote your work.

Featured artists and photographers receive $50 for a portfolio of at least four images and an artist’s statement or essay.

How to Submit: Please submit all work electronically to You may include as part of the body of email, or submit as a Word attachment.

Response Time: our average response time is 3 months

Tips for Writers: If work is being submitted as a simultaneous submission, please indicate it as such.

Sample Copies/Subscription Information: Our inaugural issue will launch in September 2005

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