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 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:
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
Spring 2021 Staff:
Kyra Nicole Kondis
- To Marie Antoinette, from a New Mother Who Didn’t Get to Stay in Bed 18 Days after Giving Birth Kelly R. Samuels
- Announcing our 2021 Virtual Reading! by So to Speak
- Bi Joy as Resistance Audrey T. Carroll
- We Come Together Frances Koziar
- Strange Fruit, 2020 Caitlin Leggett
- Fast Caitlin Leggett
- On “Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl”: A Conversation with Jeannie Vanasco Stephanie Buckley
- From the Archives: “Endlessly” Daniel Garcia
- Leaving My Abuser: My Adoptive Father Bo Schwabacher
- Conversation & Creation: Four Fiction Authors on their COVID-Era Writing Process by Kyra Kondis