Women Writers: A Zine is a semi-annual (twice-yearly), peer-reviewed
journal with an Editorial Board consisting of professional scholars
and academics from across the world. We are registered with the
serials division of the Library of Congress, ISSN#: 1535-8402.
Board membership is by invitation, and all scholarly board
members must have a minimum of a Master's Degree in their field
of study. Each scholarly paper submitted to the site for publication
is reviewed by every member of the board, and recommendations
based on each member's specialty are made as to the fitness of
the scholarship. Each board member's academic affiliation is
listed on individual biography pages. Poetry and fiction editors
should be writers themselves, and will be published on the site.
They do not have to have degrees in writing but must write well.
The editors have a "third wave"
feminist preference, but are open to many (not all) perspectives
& claims about the site's mission, content, form, etc.
- Poets & fiction writers can
be anyone, from already established authors to beginners. They
must, however, be women.
- Book reviews can be written by
anyone but must be well-written, thoughtful and timely. To solicit
your book for review, send a short summary of the plot &
your address to the book reviews
editor. You will forward your book to the reviewer. There
is no reading fee. Only books written by women will be reviewed.
- Scholarly essays may be written
by anyone, but must be well-written, well-researched, and properly
- Personal essays about women's lives,
writing, reading, feminism, and a broad "way of knowing"
what it is to be a woman are encouraged.
- To provide independent, print-publication
quality scholarship on women writers, women's studies issues
and feminist rhetoric, but on the Internet and therefore accessible
to students of all levels.
- To review books by women authors
(both popular and "literary.")
- To host a forum for discussion
of women authors, as well as to provide a forum for the promotion
of scholars who write about women.
- To host a forum for publication
of women authors and poets.
Editorial Board Members
Kimberly Wells, General Editor
Dr. Natasha Whitton, Book
Reviews Editor, Co-Editor
Dr. C. Jason Smith, Editorial
Moira Richards, Book Reviews
LouAnn Muhm, Poetry Editor
Linda Benninghoff, Asst. Poetry