This is an email from Words to the Fearless, a newsletter by Fearless She Wrote.
A February Summary from Fearless She Wrote
Happy March everyone!
We hope that you had a restful and enjoyable February, and that you’re looking forward to the spring season; we certainly are. The word “spring” for many invokes mental images of greenery, flowers, open windows, sunshine, and cleaning.
Our editorial team is currently conducting some “spring cleaning” with our current publication model.
When we first launched Fearless She Wrote, we weren’t entirely sure where it might lead. We knew that we wanted to create a space in which women and allies could share their stories, but we weren’t certain what that would look like.
Now, almost a year later — and after much trial and error — we have a stronger voice, and a clearer vision for the future of the publication. As such, we’ve tidied up our submission guidelines, and have truly begun defining the type of community we strive to be.
Our submission guidelines haven’t changed significantly, but we’re tightening the reigns on what we will and will not publish. The stories we publish will be fully entrenched in the themes of womanhood, empowerment, feminism and life experience. These words have different meanings to different people, based on individual experiences and beliefs, but all pieces will still be focused on these topics.
This can be especially tricky for our poetry writers. The majority of our writers submit personal essays, which leave slightly less to the reader’s personal interpretation. Poetry is highly subjective, and with that in mind, we ask that our poets make sure that their poetry submissions also clearly fall within one of the following tags:
The Fearless Community
Fearless She Wrote is a community that represents a diverse and colorful background of writers and readers. The beauty of this safe community we’re building is that we can all thrive, coexist and share life together despite our differences.
We hope that the members of our community will be supportive of one another, and mindful of the tone of any comments that they write. We welcome discourse, discussion, and varying opinions; we don’t welcome judgment or disrespect. We expect that our writers, especially, don’t participate in trolling of other writers — either on our publication or elsewhere.
Our editorial team has been working on some exciting new projects and developments for Fearless She Wrote, and while we’re not quite ready to unveil them, we wanted to let you know to stay tuned for updates!
We’re proud of our community, and as always, we’re thrilled to have you here reading and writing with us.
Cheers to a good month ahead!
In case you missed it! (February 2020)
George Hodel and the Women Used for His Sadistic Pleasure
He is known as the prime suspect in the Black Dahlia case but his horrors spread far and wide
Why Even Feminists Don’t Want to Talk About Childlessness
It’s time we made room in the cultural conversation for the growing number of women who don’t become mothers.
The Person Who Knows You are Dating a Narcissist before You Do
No, it’s not your therapist, your mom, your best friend, or even your boss who is seeing your work slip. This “person”…
In February, Gillian Sisley explained why victims of sexual assault hesitate to report their attacks.
Why Don’t More Victims Report Sexual Assaults?
We have a plethora of reasons — and none of them are black and white. Here are the top 3.
Jessica Lovejoy tackled double standards, and society’s willingness to immediately declare women “crazy.”
If Halsey Were a Man, No One Would Be Calling Her Crazy
Breaking down the altercation between the pop star and an audience member at a Pre-Super Bowl concert.