So to Speak

So to Speak publishes one print issue and one online issue each academic year. Single issue and multi-year print subscriptions are available.

So to Speak Online Issues

Submission Guidelines  |  Contest Guidelines

So to Speak is George Mason University’s graduate feminist journal of language and art. Founded in 1993 by an editorial collective of women MFA candidates at Mason, So to Speak has been a dynamic showcase of feminist writing and art for nearly twenty years that publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. So to Speak is a national journal published by graduate students from Mason’s English and Art departments working under the Student Media umbrella.

So to Speak seeks to publish work that addresses issues of significance to women’s lives and movements for women’s equality and that live up to a high standard of language, form, and meaning. The journal is especially interested in pieces that explore issues of race, class, age, politics, religion, and sexuality in relation to gender and is committed to representing the work of writers and artists from diverse perspectives and experiences.

Each year, So to Speak holds annual contests in the genres of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, and have recently expanded to include visual arts. Past contest judges have included Diane Seuss, Emily St. John Mandel, Virginia Treanor, Barbara Hurd, and many other award-winning authors and artists.

Contact So to Speak:
(703) 993-3625
The Hub Suite 1201 (lower level next to Mail Services)

So to Speak Journal
The Hub Suite 1201, MS 2C5
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

So to Speak

Spring 2023 Staff:

Headshot Placeholder Image_0716Ivan Moore
(703) 993-3625


Headshot Placeholder Image_0716Jason Hartsel
Faculty Advisor
(703) 993-3408

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