About The Journal

When Women Waken

A Journal of Poetry, Prose & Images by Women

When Women Waken is an online literary and arts journal publishing fresh voices and art in English from around the world.

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 addition to providing a platform for women’s words and art expressions, When Women Waken extends your reach through online channels. When Women Wakens also selects six of the written submissions for consideration for the Pushcart Prize, a high recognition awarded to about 2,000 submissions from over 500 small presses. We do not announce who we are submitting as the recognition is not so much the nomination, as it is the acceptance of the submission into the Pushcart Prize Best of the Small Presses Annual Publication.


Submissions to the When Women Waken Journal

Submissions to Our Stories Too, the personal narratives journal.

Submission Fee

As of September 1, 2015 we are requesting a $5 donation with your submission to help support the work. If this is a hardship for you, please email us and let us know.

Offer a Donation

If we’ve been helpful to you, if you value what we’re doing, please make a donation to be part of When Women Waken and ensure its future. While this is not tax deductible, the impact of your gift is tremendous.

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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.

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