Call for Submissions-G.R.I.T.S : Girls Raised In The South

G.R.I.T.S - Girls Raised In The SouthFreeverse Publishing, a division of the Media Arts & Literacy Institute, is now accepting submissions for G.R.I.T.S : Girls Raised In The South- An Anthology on Southern Queer Womyns’ Voices and Their Allies, edited by Amber N. Williams & Poet On Watch. Please submit unpublished works only. Authors retain copyrights to their work published and have the option to resubmit selected works to other publications. Compensation includes the following: one copy of the published anthology, set dates for readings and shared revenue from the book. Please send your submissions here: For more information on the non-profit work that M.A.L.I. does, check out the website at

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2013
Selection Notification: June 5, 2013
Book Release Brunch: Sept. 2013

Submission types:

Your best G.R.I.T.S. recipes (max 2)
Poetry (70 lines and under per poem, 3 poems MAX)
Prose/Essay (500 words MAX)
Short Stories (1,400 words MAX)
Send images as jpegs, no larger than 1000 pixels in any dimension
and include medium, title and/or a short caption. Digital images of your original paintings, drawings and photographs
also accepted (3 images MAX) at 300 DPI

Send your submissions here:

In the subject line, include: Last name, First name and the genre of your submission. For example: Smith,Nancy, Poetry Submission For G.R.I.T.S. 3 Poems

G.R.I.T.S. is an innovative, pioneering, trailblazing, radical and cutting-edge anthology surrounding our theme: erotica while enjoying food, what food do you gather around for substance and comfort, your connection to the south, your connection to your lover, your sister and sisterhood, your personal growth, (spiritual or otherwise) your best G.R.I.T.S recipes.

This call for submissions is particularly for queer womyn and their allies who live in the Southern region of the United States or have a strong affinity for this locale. Submit your writing as a single document in the body of the email or as a Word attachment. Also include a short biography and a photo of your choice that reps your work.

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