About The Journal

When Women Waken

When Women Waken is an online literary journal publishing fresh voices and art in English from around the world. A Journal of Poetry, Prose & Images.

We have a particular interest in writing and art about writing; women’s relationships to their selves and others, and to society and nature. Inter-cultural, inter-national, inter-racial and multi-lingual topics are especially invited.

We especially wish for very clear writing and images.

In 2015 we are going online only, unless our readers want to invest in a print issue.

Currently we have print copies available at CreateSpace and Amazon (they make it easy) for:




Proof Stage:


Print Preparation


Forthcoming Online Issues


Being (Self-Love – compassionate regard for self, Awareness, Living….)


The first issue was published on May 31, 2013 with submissions from writers, authors and artists from Spain, England, Ireland and India, and within the US, from Arizona, New York and North Carolina.



We are accepting poetry, prose and images for our online issues.

Prose must not exceed 1,000 words. These will be online issues only.

We are sorry that we can not accept poetry that has unusual spacing between words or at the start of lines. Left align poetry only, with regular spacing between words.

Wildlife - Spring 2015 - Deadline May 1
Early submissions encouraged
Follow submission guidelines

Support Our Work, Support Your Work

Thank you for visiting this site dedicated to highlighting women's creative work. If this site has nourished you, encouraged or inspired you, please consider showing your appreciation with a contribution.

Coffee for six? Lunch for four? Dinner for 2? $100 to say great job. $500 to say - please keep this up. $1,000 to say let's print this next issue! $10,000 to say, let's print the next ten issues. $100,000 to say, let's do this full time! (We can dream can't we?)

Print Issues

In order for us to produce a print issue we will need to raise $1,000 per issue. The amount of work involved in preparing an issue for print is enormous, and without recognition and support from those who value this journal, we can not continue to publish print issues.

Donations are accepted through PayPal or via check.

We are grateful for your donations.

Year to Date $100

Sylvia Freeman (USA)

Gloria Gonsalves (Germany)

Thank you,

Anora McGaha
When Women Waken