Submissions: Issue III - TEEN WITCHES
“BECAUSE we are angry at a society that tells us Girl = Dumb, Girl = Bad, Girl = Weak.
BECAUSE we are unwilling to let our real and valid anger be diffused and/or turned against us via the internalization of sexism as witnessed in girl/girl jealousism and self defeating girltype behaviors.
BECAUSE I believe with my wholeheartmindbody that girls constitute a revolutionary soul force that can, and will change the world for real.”
- Kathleen Hanna, The Riot Grrrl Manifesto
During the hormone-ravaged years when the accoutrements of mandatory and compliant femininity assert themselves most violently, we turn to the supernatural. The teen witch amplifies forces resistance, waging the fight against conformity and capitalism on a cosmic level.
In a shameless homage to the babes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Craft, What Fresh Witch is seeking submissions on all things adolescent: tales of volatile becoming, middle school forays into Wiccanism, pop culture idols, BFFs, mood swing manifestos, angst-ridden survival rituals, girl cults, freaks, incense, body odor.
Send us your fiction and creative non-fiction (maximum 3000 words), flash fiction (70-500 words), poetry and visual projects (maximum three per submission) that engage with the theme of TEEN WITCHES.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Please submit finished, previously unpublished pieces to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, June 18th 2017.
As ever, What Fresh Witch Is This? is committed to intersectional feminist work. This means that if you are a member of a community whose voice has been marginalized within the feminist movement, we are particularly interested in hearing from you, and we want to amplify your voice. It also means that if you are a cis white man, you need not submit your poem about rape.
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