CFP: Women in Lockdown Anthology

Calls for Submissions

The anthology Women in Lockdown invites submissions of pieces that look at the private experiences of women during the COVID-19 pandemic, giving voice to their experiences as mothers, caretakers, nurses, educators, scientists, businesspersons, and elected officials. In this way it exposes the ways in which the pandemic has ushered in a different type of misogyny, but also how women found ways to resist and denounce it, even when ill themselves. Not only racist and misogynistic histories of medicine, but also capitalism’s machinery of profit and political machismo have fed COVID-19’s discriminatory etiology. Research has already highlighted the ways in which the pandemic has disproportionately affected people of color and women, in terms of access to health care, sustainable employment, fair housing, childcare, or federal relief funding. But how have women suffered privately? What makes women’s experience of the COVID-19 agony different? To what extent has misogyny, gender inequality, racism, homophobia, xenophobia, ageism, and discrimination against people with disabilities or different abilities will have found their way to pound women even under lockdown?

They are now accepting submissions for an anthology of literature and art.

Writers and artists living in the United States and abroad are invited to submit in one of the following genres:

  • Poetry: 1-3 poems
  • Drama: a short play, a monologue, or an excerpt from a larger play of not more than 5000 words
  • Essays: an essays of between 700-5000 words; essays can be creative or academic but accessible for a general audience
  • Fiction: a short story or flash fiction piece; a novel excerpt of not more than 5000 words
  • Photography: 1-3 photographs
  • Drawing art: 1-3 images
  • Art installations: 1-3 images for the anthology on the theme highlighted above.

Drs. Domnica Radulescu and Roxana Cazan will serve as editors. Submissions will be accepted through June 30, 2021. They only accept previously unpublished work. They also discourage simultaneous submissions.

To apply, please fill out this form:

If you have any questions, please email both editors at [email protected] and [email protected].

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