CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
Rain and Thunder: A Radical Feminist Journal of Discussion and Activism is looking for contributions for several upcoming issues We welcome women’s writing from radical feminist perspectives and writing that contributes to radical feminist ideas. We are interested in theory, opinion, strategy, action updates, news, reviews, and upcoming events.
Contributions can be sent via U.S. mail or email to Rain and Thunder, PO Box 674, Northampton, MA 01061, USA
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Issue #33 — Annual Activism Issue
What does radical feminist activism mean to you? What does it look like in your life? In your community? What are your strategies as an activist for creating a culture of resistance? What are your tactics? What do you do to prevent burnout? What activist stories give you hope? Who are activists that inspire you?
(DEADLINE December 5, 2006)
Issue #34 — On Women’s Writing and Literature
What women’s writing has changed your life? How does writing in your life shape or sustain your politics and activism? What obstacles do radical feminist writers face? How can we support and assist each other in writing and publishing our stories and our work? How do women record their life experiences if they don’t have access to writing or literacy? How do oral traditions play a part? What is the role of archives in uncovering or restoring women’s and feminist herstory? What books are missing from the shelves of the feminist library (and when are you going to write them?!)? If you were to have every woman read three books what would they be and why? What books have you been reading? Write a book review! Send us your words!
(DEADLINE March 5, 2007)
Issue #35 — On Spinsterhood
Feminists have devoted much discussion to the topics of feminist motherhood and feminism and marriage, but the issues facing feminists who, by choice or by happenstance, do not have children or a life partner are often ignored. What is feminist spinsterhood? How does one become a spinster? What are the cultural representations of spinsters? Do Lesbians and women of color face different life issues as spinsters? At what age does one become a spinster, and does the answer to that question mean that all spinsters face ageism? What are the caretaking needs of old spinsters, and how can we as a community care for one another if we choose not to have children or primary sexual relationships? Contribute your celebrations and explorations of the solitary feminist woman.
(DEADLINE June 5, 2007)