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: We are exploring the theme of OCEANS this spring, beyond the typical view of a beach scene. Themes of environmentalism, beauty, endurance, change, destruction, life, power, activism, Mother Ocean, sounds of the sea, seashells, marine life, bird life, etc., are encouraged.

Deadline: Sunday, January 16, 2022 (online submission via Submittable)

Exhibition: Friday, February 25 to mid-May 2022

Opening 
Weekend: February 25-26: Champagne Reception and Preview Party Friday from 5:30-7:30 (by ticket); Opening from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (free).



Drop Off:Saturday and Sunday, January 22-23, from 1 to 6 p.m.


Closing: Sunday, May 15, 2022, from 2-4 p.m.

Pick Up: Sunday, May 15, 2022, from 4-7 p.m.; also Tuesday, May 17, 5-7 p.m.

Curated by: Princess Simpson Rashid and Erin Kendrick

Contact: Jennifer Wolfe: Jennifer@WomenWritingJacksonville.com

Submission: Please submit online via “Submittable.”

Entry fee: $15 for up to three pieces; 25% commission. $100-$500 for smaller works preferred.

Size: Smaller works preferred, though we will need several larger pieces for certain areas

Location:  Women Writing for (a) Change, Jax, 1610 Osceola Street, Jacksonville, FL, 32204. This is a historic home where numerous writing and related events are held every semester. Work will be hung inside the house, out in the "SheShed," and out in the garden if appropriate. Space for large-scale sculpture available in the front of the house.

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. Art must be properly framed with wire on the back. All frames must be in good condition; worn, chipped frames and art with mats that are not clean will not be accepted. Please be sure each piece is clearly marked noting the name of artist, title, framed size, medium.

Insurance: Please note that Women Writing for (a) Change will not have insurance in
 place to cover your work while it is in the show. Please obtain your own.



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

Women Writing for (a) Change Jacksonville