Call For Submissions: SfSW One Year Extravaganza

Hello, SuperFolk!

As some of you may know, we are coming up on our one year anniversary in May! One whole year here. We’ve gone from our cute little WordPress.com site to our self-hosted, rather snazzier site. We’ve gone from 1,000 views in a month to 15,000. We’ve had over thirty different contributors this year, over six months of our MageTech RPG. We’ve been to cons galore. Some of our contributors have met our heroes. We’ve interviewed NYT bestselling and award-winning authors. We’ve talked gaming and television, comics and cosplay. We’ve had a rollicking great year, and we’d like to celebrate that great first year…with you.

As Buffy would say, here’s the sitch:

We’re making May a fireworks display of SuperWomen. We want whatever you have to say. May is your chance for your voice to be heard here. Tell us about your favorite games of this year so far. Tell us how much you cannot wait for Marvel’s Black Widow movie. Tell us about the first SuperWomen who inspired you. Write about Buffy, Veronica Mars, Storm, Psylocke, Rogue, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel. Praise the creators and write about Kelly Sue Deconnick or Gail Simone or Joss Whedon or whoever else you love. In short, geek out with us. Tell us how far we have come and how far we still need to go.

What we’re looking for:

We want essays between 700-1200 words, written by you for your geeky comrades.

These pieces must be original and never-before-published.*

Keep it PG-13. This means you’re allowed to swear a little, but you only get one F-bomb card, and the swearing must be hand in hand with great writing.

When we’re getting started:

Submissions open April 1 and will be open until midnight eastern time April 20.

You will hear by April 30 if your piece has been selected to publish in May.

How to submit:

Send your submission in the body of an email to Emmie AT searchingforsuperwomen.com with YEAR OF THE SUPERWOMEN in the subject line.

No attachments. Anything with an attachment will be deleted unread. (We have to beware of viruses.)

Some tips:

-Figure out what your main point is.
-Make it personal. Why is this something only you can tell us?
-Proofread. Send only edited, polished pieces.

Got it? Good! If you have any questions, tweet @WeAreSuperWomen or email Emmie.

 

*While we do accept cross posts sometimes on a case-by-case basis, for our May posts, we are asking for all posts to be fresh and smooth as a baby’s bottom.