Intro to Spoken Word: A Fem Workshop

Greetings from The Fem!

We’re still on hiatus, but we have a wonderful (free) opportunity to share. The Fem Literary Magazine will be hosting our very first workshop! We’re looking for eight (8) people to join our editor, Jasmine Combs, as she explores the art of spoken word. What makes it different from written poetry? What does it mean to perform a piece?


Saturday, December 3, 2016 @ 1-2pm EST
Sunday, December 11, 2016 @ 1-2pm EST

  • If interested, please email
  • The subject of the email should contain your last name followed by “workshop app”(Example: Combs Workshop App) 
  • In the body of the email, please leave a brief statement explaining why you want to be a part of this workshop. How will this exercise benefit you as a writer/performer? Include anything else you may deem relevant (previous publications, video/audio examples of your spoken word, etc).
  • You must be available for both dates
  • Must have audio/video access on computer
  • This is entirely FREE!
  • Anyone may apply but please note that we are giving special consideration to writers who are new to spoken word
  • Deadline: November 28, 2016

Thanks in advance to all who apply. We hope to have more workshop activities in the future so please keep an eye out for those as well!

EXCITING NEWS: We got a 5 star review from The Review Review!

We were recently reviewed by Maxine Marshall of The Review Review.

And. We. Got. Five. Stars.


The bar is certainly high here, as all of the pieces in The Fem were well-honed, challenging and formally innovative. I will certainly continue to follow this journal with interest; it’s an invigorating read.

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We are so appreciative of Maxine taking the time out to review us, and for the extremely thoughtful review! Thank you so much to Maxine & The Review Review.

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Talk feminist nonfiction with #FemNonfiction on August 26th 2-4pm EST

femnonfictionAre you all about NONFICTION? We’ve got something just for you!

On Wednesday, August 26th from 2-4pm EST join our editors as we talk feminist nonfiction. What unique strengths does nonfiction have for empowering feminists? What is the power of a true story? How do we tell our stories? Who are our stories for?

Got a question of your own you’d like to throw into the pile? Leave us a question & we’ll make sure to include it in the chat.

Please do invite your nonfiction-loving friends. The more the merrier!

Talk feminist fiction with #FemFiction on July 30th 3-5pm EST

femficchat_july30Are you all about FICTION? We’ve got something just for you!

On Thursday, July 30th, from 3-5pm EST, join our editors as we talk feminist fiction. What makes writing feminist fiction empowering? What makes reading feminist fiction empowering? As a feminist, what are your favorite fiction pieces?

Got a question of your own you’d like to throw into the pile? Leave us a question & we’ll make sure to include it in the chat.

Please do invite your fiction-loving friends. The more the merrier!

Featured Writers Section: Coming Soon to a Fem Near You

As The Fem expands, we want to recognize fantastic writers whether their work has appeared in our magazine or not. To accomplish this, we’re putting together a Featured Writers section in which we will post interviews with some amazing talents. In these interviews, you’ll learn about a few of our favorite writers’ backgrounds, styles, and secrets to writing.

Have an author you think should be on our radar? Want to be interviewed? Email us: .


lovestoriesIn honor of the all-too-stereotypical, white, money-driven and heteronormative thing that is Valentine’s Day, we are putting out a call for unconventional love stories, essays, and poems for the month of February.

Send us your tales of sex that redefine what sex actually looks like; show us difference, and sameness; tell us about the time your queer love story went from fate to disaster; tell us about love that breaks boundaries and rebuilds.

All selected pieces will be published in a special themed issue.

Submissions guidelines are the same as always.

We’ve got a store!

thefem_storeAs of January 2015, The Fem has a Zazzle store where we sell pins, stickers, mugs, and even more items that show that you’re a supporter of inclusive, feminist, and diverse literature.

All proceeds will go towards promotional materials and our conference fund. If this shifts (based on the amount of money that we make, it may go toward staff wages and a contest fund), we will let you know!

Get shopping!

We’re open!

The Fem staff has been finalized. Get to know us.
(Readers will be posted in the near future.)

What does this mean? We’re actively accepting submissions. We want your poetry, your nonfiction, your prose, and your experimental, lyrical pieces that you’re a little nervous to share but deeply believe in. Don’t be afraid – submit.

And be sure to read the guidelines, and the terms & conditions under which you are sending us your work.

Expect us to start posting pieces weekly within the next month.

Want to get to know us better? Contact us on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr, or email us at We look forward to hearing from you.