Of A Certain Age

Call for Submissions

Editors Jane Cawthorne, Lori Hahnel, Elaine Morin and Kari Strutt are looking for short fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry about menopause. Are you living through it? Writing through it? A witness to it? Is one of your characters going through it?

“Women of a certain age” seem to disappear in popular culture. We want to make them visible in all their grey-haired glory. What experiences have you had? How has menopause entered your writing? Has it made you and your characters feel restless or settled, charged with purpose or floundering in a mental fog, liberated or bereaved, foolish or wise?

Offer astute observations on this profound and under-valued transformation. Be funny, be furious, be the eye of the storm. Be courageous and outrageous. Offer us work that brims with the unexpected. Illuminate the journey. No “How-to’s,” medical or quasi-medical advice pieces, please.

Flash fiction also welcome. Of course.

Prose submissions up to 2,500 words; up to three poems.

Email submissions as Word attachments to: by June 30th, 2014

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About Shaleeta Harper

I am the Executive Director of the FBCW.

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