Friday, October 17, 2008

Southern Feminism Alive and Thriving: The Charis Review

Hey all,
The Charis Review is an awesome publication born out of the oldest feminist bookstore in the South (which also happens to be the place where I was born into a writer.) The current issue features an interactive on the SONG storysharing project, an awesome piece on "bad poetry" by Dorothy Allison, a beautiful meditation by Shay Youngblood, advice and musings on pasties by Atlanta's most fabulous burlesque dancers, recipies, tomato seed saving advice, stencils, coloring mandala's and more! So get down with it!

So below is the call for submissions. Check out the link on the Circle website: also if anyone wants to buy it online they can do so here Also if you have made the inspired decision to live in Durham, NC you can get one from me!

Charis Review
Call for Submissions (or, How to Become a Charis Review Contributor) :

What do we want?
The Charis Review is a multi-media, multi-generational southern feminist response to culture. It is founded on the belief that sharing knowledge is a feminist principle and that swapping stories is an intrinsic aspect of Southern culture. We believe in the value of all forms of culture and media: "high," "low" and everything in between. This means we want both your poetry and your recipes, your critical essays and your stencils, we are interested in your skills, your passions, the knowledges and stories that enliven your communities and your homes.

Some kinds of things we are hoping to publish:
Fiction, Poetry, Essays, Recipes, Original Games, Paper dolls, How-to articles or drawings, Recommended reading lists, Book Reviews, Pop Culture Criticism, Artwork, Articles on how to be an ally, Anti-oppression organizing tips, Interviews, and more....

When do we want it?
Please send all submissions for our Winter Issue to by no later than Dec. 1st, 2008.

Please share the love with your friends and community members. We are interested in showcasing the skills and stories of our overlapping communities. The more the merrier!

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