Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville, is a growing community for Jacksonville and North Florida writers. We are here to nurture and celebrate the individual voice by facilitating supportive writing circles and by encouraging people to craft more conscious lives through the art of writing and the practices of community.


We offer regular writing circles in our community, art exhibits featuring women artists, and an annual anthology of women writers and artists who have been in our circles over the years. We also host a number of special events highlighting our women writers and artists as well as women leaders in our community.


We use Submittable to collect submissions for the anthology, our art shows, and any other special publishing projects we may organize.


We are a radically inclusive community that creates a safer space for women's voices. We believe, like Pat Schneider, that “everyone is a writer,” and that there is value in everyone’s stories. We focus primarily on the voices of those who identify as female, but not exclusively. We try to create a supportive, non-threatening environment for all who participate. We encourage everyone in our community to help us create an atmosphere where the safety of others is validated.


Our vision is to foster healthy, conscious communities where the words and creative expression of women, girls, and individuals—from all classes, races, ethnic backgrounds, and life circumstances—are nurtured, developed, and celebrated, contributing to positive cultural transformation and a more just and equitable society.


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WWf(a)C Jacksonville is an affiliate site of Women Writing for (a) Change in Cincinnati. Since 1991, WWf(a)C has evolved into a powerful and empowering community of women and girls telling our stories.  We are a radically inclusive community of women creating change in ourselves and our worlds one truth, one voice at a time.


Theme: Metamorphosis: The Art Of (a) Change

ELIGIBILITY:

  • WRITERS: Only writers who have participated in our Jacksonville writing circles are eligible to participate in this anthology.
  • ARTISTS: Only artists who identify as female and are from the Northeast Florida region are eligible to participate in this anthology. Art will be selected based on relevancy to theme.
  • Space is limited to 50 writers and 50 artists; please submit early. Writers and artists who participated in the METAMORPHOSIS semesters (Fall 2023 and Spring 2024) will be given first priority if necessary. 

“Women catch courage from the women whose lives and writings they read, and women call the bearer of that courage, friend.” — Carolyn Heilbrun *** 

Dear Friends, Women Writing for (a) Change Jacksonville invites you to submit your work for (a) river rising: an anthology of women’s voices (Vol. 6: Metamorphosis [Then and Now] edition). 

We look forward to lifting your voices and vision through this annual anthology. We are a diverse community of women creating change in ourselves and our worlds one truth, one voice at a time. We focus primarily on the voices of women and those who identify as female, but not exclusively.

DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2024 

THEME: Metamorphosis [Then and Now] This anthology is based on writing and art inspired by the theme of our Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters: METAMORPHOSIS.

DETAILS: What's the difference between your THEN and your NOW? How have you changed? How has the world changed? What remains constant? Are there moments of growth, and resilience that have defined your journey? These questions serve as the starting point into the essence of personal and collective transformation, revealing the enduring imaginal cells that have remained steadfast throughout. There's so much creative power to unfurl in any transformation process. What has YOUR journey looked like/felt like/ been like? Consider the impact of global events such as Covid, the specter of mortality, the challenges of divorce, the power of education, the transformative nature of travel, the spiritual healing you've experienced, and the moments of awakening that have shaped your worldview.

Join us in this celebration of transformation as we showcase the profound creative power that emerges from the depths of change. Tell us, in art, word, or song. We're here for it.

Guidelines: Paintings, collage, mixed media, photography, and sculptures will be accepted. Digital art also accepted, including with sounds, video, etc.
 Artwork must be original work by the artists. 

Media: Artists agree that images of work submitted may be used in promotional
 materials for show and related events. NOTE TERMS OF USE BELOW

Women Writing for (a) Change Jacksonville