The Call for Contributions is downloadable, and contains complete instructions about how to submit your work for possible publication in the next edition of We'Moon. La Llamada tambien es disponible en Español.
The instructions for sending in your creative work via snail mail are slightly different than for submitting through email. Please only send your work through EITHER email OR snail mail. Pick one, not both.
Sister Circle © Carrie Martinez 2017
We do not charge a jury or entry fee. Our objective is to make the process of getting your work into our hands as easy as possible. If you need assistance, call or email. We will be happy to help.
Our submission process is always open. Any work we receive that is sent by August 1st will be considered for our upcoming edition (think 2-years-out). Late submissions will be held over for consideration for the following year.
What you will find in this post:
We'Moon is a lunar calendar, a handbook in natural cycles and most importantly a collaboration of women! Women from around the world send us their art and writing to be considered for publication within the datebook.
Send us your creative work. We are always excited to receive submissions from women who have not sent their work in to us, before.
~from an interview of Bethroot Gwynn, We'Moon Special Editor, titled
The Magic Behind the Veil of Production!
Autumn Skye, Emily Balivet, Saba Taj, Gaia Orion, Jakki Moore, Leah Dorion and Qutress! Writers include, Oak Chezar, Naima Penniman of ClimbingPoeTree, Joanne M. Clarkson, Rose Flint, Toko-pa Turner and many more!
Contributions from many women from all walks of life is what makes We'Moon so very special to thousands of women. Visit our resources page for more links and bios of women who have been published in We'Moon in the past!
Each piece of art and writing is circulated at Selection Circles where hundreds of women give us their opinions about the submitted works. If you are interested in joining a virtual Selection Circle, sign up for alerts via our newsletter. Our jury process is quite complicated which makes following the submission guidelines important!
By crowdsourcing our jury process, we get to bring the opinions of hundreds (and maybe thousands, now that we will be having online Selection Circles) of other women into the production process. We bring to the foreground the most well-loved work, and those are the pieces we work with, primarily, during the creation of We'Moon in our small group process.
We do not consider work that does not meet our guidelines, so read through these instructions carefully.
We do accept submissions that are being reviewed simultaneously by other publishers. Do not send originals, as no submissions will be returned.
The Call for Contributions contains the license for all artists and writers to fill out and send in with the submissions. NOTE: Submissions will not be processed without a completed license.
If you find this form daunting, you are not alone. Please call or email, and we will happily assist you.
We will gladly accept written forms of signatures in the email containing your license. Example: I (your name) give permission to We'Moon to publish my work, this is my electronic signature.
We will contact you in the Spring to let you know whether or not your work has been selected for publication.
Fancy Shawl Dancer at Sac and Fox PowWow © Barbara Landis 2008
We encourage women from all walks of life to take part in helping We’Moon weave a rich and varied tapestry. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to connect with us! We’Moon does not support or condone cultural appropriation. We do not knowingly publish oppressive or appropriative content of any kind. We invite you to share your work with respect for both cultural integrity and creative inspiration.
We invite all women to share their poetry, art, and creative writing.
We seek to make We’Moon a safe and welcoming space for all women, including those from international women's cultures, women of color (WOC) and others marginalized by the mainstream, e.g., lesbian, non-binary, transgender, genderqueer, etc.
We'Moon is dedicated to amplifying images and writing from women with diverse perspectives and is committed to minority inclusion.
For We’Moon 2025, we draw inspiration from Mama Moon, nearly full in her waxing gibbous phase. Oh, what journeys she has made on her trek from new-moon-dark to this ripening glow, on the cusp of completion. But not quite! She has work to do yet—as do we—before the glory of fullness.
Breath is the Horse That Magic Rides © Melissa Stratton Pandina 2020
O Moon! Great Mother in the Sky
Swollen and teeming with Light!
Your glowing, growing wonder shines strong,
fires our determination, ripens our plans.
You are a beacon of Revolution
guiding us beyond fear, weariness, futility.
Now cresting, now brimfull—
Come! Inspire us with Fertile Promise:
Yes, we can tame the toxins infecting our precious world.
We can create new harmonies among our peoples.
Watching your nightly, exactly-paced parade of Change,
we learn to trust the swell of Possibility,
rejoice in your fluid certainties
Hanhepi Europa Ix Chel
Moon Mother Goddesses
Sarpandit, pregnant with Moonsilver
Gleti, Mother of stars
You of countless names!
All praise to Mama Moon!
© Bethroot Gwynn 2023
This is a time of anticipation, of evaluation and revelation. There is not much space in that thin slice of shadow for secrets or unexpressed sentiments. No. We must come out with it, now, surrender to the light here at the home stretch. As she gathers up her radiance, we too gather up our confidence to persevere, align our compasses and synchronize our watches with allies and companions in this life.
Let’s make sure our goals are attuned
to the urgent imperatives of this fragile planet.
There’s barely time to course correct, refine intentions, at this critical, burgeoning moment. Light will crown soon; there is no turning back. Can you feel the quickening? The bursting at the seams? The exhilaration of acceleration? This gain in momentum is a push that the universe offers us to get ‘er done: attend to those life-changing projects, and tie up lingering loose ends. We are almost there! Are you ready?
Show us what lies ahead,
on the Growing Edge!
Bee Medicine © Danielle Helen Ray Dickson 2015
What can we do to encourage the radiance emerging in the cosmos? How shall we feather our nests to prepare for impending changes? How does this upwelling of possibility help us bear our distress about the state of the world? What auspicious signposts do you see pointing toward renewed faith in human kindness and commitment to healing the earth?
Where is Hope taking you by surprise? What is percolating under the surface, needing to be revealed or released? What missing puzzle pieces remain hidden in that sliver of shadow lurking in the corner? What’s still in the dark because we’re not ready to see it?
In Numerology, the year 2025 corresponds with the number 9: Near Completion. What is near completion for you? For all sentient beings, and for Gaia? What are the “final steps” needing to be processed, digested, and worked through? What may need embellishment, bolstering, or balancing? How can we use the last moments inside this chrysalis to tune and refine the magic that will birth us into the future?
Dare we hope that tipping points force new resolutions to current crises: peak oil, universal food shortage, late-stage capitalism, the collapse of flora/fauna diversity, climate cataclysm? What promising efforts do you see that address these calamities? How can we reduce the suffering, near and far? What words / images / stories offer encouragement to you?
What does it mean for the world that there’s a pregnant moon up there? And for you: what’s beginning to emerge full blown in your life? What lessons are you harvesting in this revolution toward crystalline light?