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So to Speak

Literary Magazine

Fiction

Nonfiction

Poetry

Art

Photography

Audio

Video

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Intersectional feminist mag publishing poetry, fiction, nonfiction & art

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    5 months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    47 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    17.4%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats

Pays$100

Find more details in the Genres section

Fee$4

Find more details in the Genres section

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 4000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 4

Payment: $ 100

work that both engages with So to Speak’s intersectional feminist mission and engages us on a storytelling level

Nonfiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 4000

Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $ 4

Payment: $ 100

personal essays, memoir, profiles, and other nonfiction pieces

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 4

Payment: $ 100

Poetry submissions should not exceed 10 pages. We want to read poetry that excites us, that challenges our understanding of form and language.

Art

Submission fee: $ 4

Payment: $ 100

All submissions must be in jpg or tif formats at 300 dpi.

Photography

Submission fee: $ 4

Payment: $ 100

No specific limitations

Audio

Submission fee: $ 4

Payment: $ 100

Podcasts should not exceed 20 minutes.

Video

Submission fee: $ 4

Payment: $ 100

Videos should not exceed 20 minutes.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    A Cover Letter that includes your name, address, phone number, email address, how you heard about So to Speak, and brief bio describing your background as a writer or artist and any applicable awards or publications.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Author's rights

    So to Speak acquires First Electronic, Anthology, and Archival Rights upon agreement to publish a piece. What this means for you: So to Speak will be the first outlet to publish the piece, and preserve digitally-accessible archives in which a piece may appear in perpetuity in addition for consideration in our annual print volume containing work published over the preceding academic year (which runs May – May). However, once we publish a piece, all other available rights revert back to the author and other publications that take previously-published material may print or display the piece.

  • Additional info

    We are looking for work that matches our intersectional feminist viewpoint. We strongly encourage you to read our most recent issue and our mission statement before submitting. If you have been published on our website before, please wait at least one calendar year before submitting again. If you have been featured in our print issue, please wait at least two calendar years before submitting to another issue with us. Payment. For the 2023 print and online issues, all contributors will receive a $100 honorarium.

Tracker statistics

35

Total submissions tracked

47 days

Average response time

17.4%

Average acceptance rate

20 days

Fastest response time

66 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 166 days, 254 days, 1288 days, 1651 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

20.00%

12-month average acceptance rate

30 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

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About

We are looking for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art from various identities and backgrounds. It is no secret that the literary canon and literary journals are largely comprised of heteronormative, patriarchal, cisgender, able-bodied white men. So to Speak seeks work by writers, poets, and...

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Founded

1993

Country

US

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    Editor IVAN MOORE avatar

    IVAN MOORE

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor ARIANNE PAYNE avatar

    ARIANNE PAYNE

    ASSISTANT EDITOR IN CHIEF