The Call for Contributions is downloadable, and contains complete snail mail instructions about how to submit your work for possible publication in the next edition of We'Moon. The Call is also available in Spanish: La Llamada de Contribuciones 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.
We are always open and accepting submissions for We'Moon:
Any work we receive that is postmarked by August 1st will be considered for our upcoming edition. Late submissions will be held over for consideration for the following year.
What you will find in this post:
A poetry and art journal? An inspirational day planner? An ever-renewing collection of creative feminist work that thousands of women look forward to every year!
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.
Current We'Moon themes follow the Moon from dark to light and back again. For We'Moon 2024, we invoke the Waxing Half Moon: She dwells in the magical balance of equal Shadow and Light. What can we divine in this mysterious
Deep bows to the unstoppable Moon—we rely on her persistence to inspire our own determination and expanding joy. She encourages decisive choices, lends courage in the face of hurdles, and energizes the dreams and visions we have been nurturing. Come along with her; relish growth, embrace confidence, invite heartful creativity
This curious edge where Light meets Dark is an exquisite place for evaluating options; for inventing solutions for societal repair and the sorely needed healing
of our Earth-home.
We can affirm that challenges often hold unseen possibilities; look for revelations in nearby shadows. Darkness does insist on her space. Let’s conjure spells for clear focus, inspired hope. See, there, the glow of inspiration and hints of wondrous possibilities that are beginning to curve into the light?
Share what you find there with us!
How is Waxing Half Moon magic showing up in our world? What are your experiences with half-light revelations? What secrets can be discerned in the Shadows? How do we best use the gifts of innovation— bright imaginings, dark cautions?
What tricks for balancing do you have to share? What spells are at hand to lift our spirits? To breathe new life into unfinished projects? Who are the young leaders giving you hope for the future? What are you brewing up that will brighten our horizons?
What learning curves are cresting in your life? What creative manifestations are you concocting? What excess are you clearing away? Are obstacles appearing in your growth journey? How do you bravely face fears, overcome doubt?
What growing edges of Change offer opportunity in our communities? What wonders will unfold for rescue of Mother Earth and her creatures? For compassion among her peoples? What rabbits do we need to pull out of our hats to ease suffering and address social justice, generational trauma, health crises, climate devastation? How do we deal with conflict?
In our personal lives? In society? What shall we do about sharp ideological divides? Let’s conjure love, forgiveness, kindness as energies to grow and celebrate. What incantations for joyful cooperation can we imagine? What community magic is growing right in front of us?