2013 Spring – Issue 1

When Women Waken is an online literary journal publishing fresh voices and images primarily in English from around the world. Poetry, Prose, Fiction and Non-Fiction, and Images, Art and Photographs.

Spring Issue Cover


Rachel Lewis, Maryland, USA

Cover Design

Anora McGaha

Letter from the Editor

Barbara Bos, SPAIN

Featured Artist – Cover Painting

Anushree Nande, Mumbai India

158, Yashodhan

Christine Elizabeth Murray, Dublin, Ireland

Aluine’s Gardens

Chaplet and Bower

Farzana Marie, Arizona, USA


Memento Mori

Harriet Shenkman, New York, USA

Lost in Egypt

Riff on Coupling

Kerry Holjes, North Carolina, USA

Smug Kitty

Marcy Corprew, North Carolina, USA


Melissa I. Hassard, NC, USA

She Runs

Nancy Wait, New York, USA

The Art Student

Nischala Murthy Kaushik, India

Words Words Words…What Words Can Do

Paige Sinkler, Guilford, England



Pippa Kelly, London, England


Sue Fulton, North Carolina, USA

Eastern Black Swallowtail, Papilio Polyxenes

Sweta Srivastava Vikram, NY, USA

A Poet’s Dilemma

Tracy Kuhn, York, England


Victoria M. Johnson, CA, USA