Call for submissions: Women's suffrage anthology

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15 March 2018
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Short stories are invited for a new Retreat West charity anthology to support the Hundred Years March

 

Short stories are invited for a new Retreat West charity anthology to support the Hundred Years March

In 1918 the first women in the UK were given the right to vote. In November, women in East London will be marching to celebrate the centenary and acknowledge that women's rights still need fighting for.

Independent publisher Retreat West is compiling an anthology of short fiction between 300 and 3,000 words on the themes of the march:

• To honour the suffragettes who won women the vote

• To protest that there are places in the world where goverments and regimes restrict women's freedoms

• To mark 3 November as the 'day of the pay gap', when pay inequality means some women start working for free for the rest of the year

• To acknowledge the extent of predatory and abusive behaviour against women highlighted by the #MeToo and Time's Up movements

• Protest the way that women who are world leaders, judges; lawyers etc are judged on their looks rather than their achievements

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All submissions must be original and unpublished fiction aimed at adult readers, in any genre except erotica. One story will be accepted from each writer.

The anthology will be co-edited by Retreat West and Rose McGinty. All profits from the anthology will be sent to Hestia, a charity that supports adults and children in time of crisis, including domestic abuse and slavery.

The closing date is 27 May.

For full details see the website.

 

 

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