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Furies call for submissions

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Article by Kate Dempsey © 26 February 2014.
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For Books’ Sake invites poets to write back on behalf of wronged and radical women for our first ever poetry anthology.

Furies will be published in Autumn 2014, and will showcase established and emerging women writers from across the globe. So, for a chance to be featured, wet your nibs with spite and find your muse among the infernal goddesses of justice and revenge.

We interpret Furies in the widest possible sense, and your hellcat heroines may be modern, mythic, animal or cyborg, women from film, fiction, history, music, art and activism, or rebels in their own home.

Whether you’re penning a tribute to Pussy Riot, a sonnet about suffragettes, a love letter to women warriors from fairytale or
folklore, or something else entirely, we can’t wait to read your writing.

Poets should submit a maximum of three poems, each no longer than 40 lines. The deadline for submissions is midnight on Sunday 30th March 2014. The very best will be featured in the Furies poetry anthology, and selected contributors will be contacted by the end of April.

All profits from Furies will be donated to Rape Crisis, an independent, registered charity providing essential support to survivors of rape and sexual violence.

For full terms and conditions and details of how to enter, head on over to our Furies submissions page.


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KATE DEMPSEY runs writing.ie's Poetic License blog and is our poetry guru. She is a writer and a blogger living in Maynooth. She writes fiction and non-fiction as well as poetry and is widely published in Ireland and abroad, in magazines, anthologies and on the radio. She fits this around her family and a full time job, writing on the sofa, on the train and in that little coffeeshop on the corner.

Poetry can be a solitary activity and she appreciates the support she received from the online community, particularly when starting out. She is excited about continuing the dialogue with her blog here.