Call for submissions 🕊️ Abortion poetry zine


To paraphrase the Lesbian Avengers:

It’s time to get out of the attic, out of our heads, and into the sheets (of paper)
It’s time to seize the power of abortion love, abortion vision, abortion anger, abortion intelligence & abortion strategy
It’s time to unite and write

We want your poems about reproductive justice, bodily autonomy & abortion!
* all languages welcome!!

Think prayers, spells, incantations, remedies, rituals, offerings to the communities that sustain us & devotionals to relationships of care

here are some multimedia examples we love: orlando by megan fernandes, juntas abortamos by LASTESIS (english translation here), the mother by gwendolyn brooks, rape fantasy & hospital poem by nicola maye goldberg, abortion by anne waldman, ether by pj harvey, #lasmujeresabortamos by torta golosa

Some questions/guidelines (take ‘em or leave ‘em):
✨ How has the ability to make decisions about your body & future shaped your life?
✨ What would a world that cares for people regardless of gender, race, class, sexuality, ability look like?
✨ Why is shame a problem?
✨ Why do you love abortion? Bodily autonomy? Freedom?
✨ Moments of love & tenderness

* We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us if your work has been accepted elsewhere.

* Unfortunately, we are not able to pay contributors at this time. Any money that we earn in excess of production costs will be donated to the National Network of Abortion Funds.

🚨 DEADLINE: June 1, 2023
🚨 SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS TO [email protected]

we are unapologetically pro-abortion, pro-reproductive justice, pro-bodily autonomy

edited by Nikki Blazek & Camila Valle

Camila Valle is a writer, editor, and translator. Her work has appeared in the tiny, Interview, SixtyEight2OhFive, and Jewish Currents, among others. Her translation of Set Fear on Fire: The Feminist Call that Set the Americas Ablaze from the Chilean feminist performance collective LASTESIS is out now from Verso Books.

Nikki Blazek is an activist, writer, and editor with work published in Hobart Pulp. She is a part of the editorial collective for Science for the People Magazine and is working on new poetry and creative writing.