Call for Submissions: Boobs

I am thrilled to announce that I am the editor for an upcoming anthology all about breasts! I will be producing the book in collaboration with Caitlin Press, a BC-based feminist press of which I have long been a huge fan.  I am giddy at the thought of getting to read a whole bunch of compassionate and challenging nonfiction and poetry about breasts, so check out the call for submissions, and start writing!


Boobs: Explorations of Women’s Relationships to Their Bodies

Caitlin Press is currently seeking submissions by women of all ages, orientations, colour and background—including trans women and anyone who includes this identity in their personal history—for our upcoming anthology about breasts. Although we are primarily looking for non-fiction prose (approximately 2000 to 4000 words), we also want to see poetry about breasts (up to approximately 100 lines but preferably shorter).

This anthology examines women’s relationships to their bodies, themselves, and others through an exploration of the associations and expectations around having (or not having) breasts. Send us stories about wishing for larger or smaller breasts, puberty, adolescence, aging, sexuality and relationships, overcoming abuse, getting mammograms, surviving mastectomy procedures, undergoing breast reduction or augmentation surgery, shopping for bras, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and anything else that explores and celebrates what it means to have breasts!

Deadline for Submissions: October 12, but the sooner the better

Visit the call for submissions on the Caitlin Press website for more details about how lovely Caitlin Press is and to find out where to send your submissions.

Published by Ruth Daniell

Ruth Daniell is a speech arts teacher, a book editor, and an award-winning writer. Her first full-length collection of poems is The Brightest Thing (Caitlin Press, 2019). She lives in Kelowna, BC, where is at work on her second collection of poems.

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