We publish work by Lesbians. We are particularly interested in work that reflects the diversity of our experiences: as Lesbians of color, ethnic Lesbians, Jewish, Arab, old, young, working class, poverty class, disabled, and fat Lesbians. We welcome experimental work. We will not print anything that is oppressive or demeaning to Lesbians or women, or that perpetuates stereotypes. We keep an open and critical dialogue on all the issues that affect our lives, joy, and survival.


Sinister Wisdom acquires first North American serial rights for all work that we publish. By acquiring first North American serial rights, authors guarantee that publication in Sinister Wisdom will be the first publication in North America. That is, the work has not appeared previously in another journal, in a book, online, or in other forms of publication. In rare instances, Sinister Wisdom will reprint work that has been previously published. Authors should discuss with the editor and publisher PRIOR to submission. 


Many questions about rights are answered here: https://www.pw.org/content/copyright 


Upon publication, all rights revert to the author.

Sinister Wisdom is planning a special tribute to Dykewomon in an issue  of the journal. All are invited to submit writing, art, and poetry that  celebrates Elana. Though the preferred deadline of the submission period is September 9, Sinister Wisdom will continue accepting submissions untill the end of the year.

Please proofread your work carefully; do not send us changes after the deadline.

Please send a short contributor biography between 25 and 125 words with your submission.

Sinister Wisdom acquires first North American serial rights for all work that we  publish. By acquiring first North American serial rights, authors  guarantee that publication in Sinister Wisdom will be the first  publication in North America. That is, the work has not appeared  previously in another journal, in a book, online, or in other forms of  publication. In rare instances, Sinister Wisdom will reprint  work that has been previously published. Authors should discuss with the  editor and publisher PRIOR to submission.

Many questions about rights are answered here: https://www.pw.org/content/copyright

Upon publication, all rights revert to the author.


Join Sinister Wisdom for a Celebration of the Life of Elana Dykewomon

Sunday, September 18, 2022. http://www.sinisterwisdom.org/elana

Art

Sinister Wisdom uses three pieces of full-color visual art each year for the cover of the journal. We invite visual artists to submit .jpg or .tif files of their work for consideration through Submittable.

In addition, Sinister Wisdom selects 12-14 works of full-color visual art for our annual calendar. Submit .jpg or .tif files here as well for consideration.

If your work is selected, you will have to provide us high-quality .tiff files to print the cover.

We print black and white images in the pages of the journal and invite artists to submit black and white images as .jpg or .gif files for consideration. Again, if work is selected, you will have to provide us with high-quality.tiff files to print inside the pages of the journal.


  Material may be in any style or form, or combination of forms.

  Maximum: five poems, two short stories or essays, OR one longer piece of up to 5,000 words.

  Please proofread your work carefully; do not send us changes after the deadline.

  Please send a short contributor biography between 25 and 125 words with your submission.

Sinister Wisdom acquires first North American serial rights for all work that we publish. By acquiring first North American serial rights, authors guarantee that publication in Sinister Wisdom will be the first publication in North America. That is, the work has not appeared previously in another journal, in a book, online, or in other forms of publication. In rare instances, Sinister Wisdom will reprint work that has been previously published. Authors should discuss with the editor and publisher PRIOR to submission. 

Many questions about rights are answered here: https://www.pw.org/content/copyright 

Upon publication, all rights revert to the author.


Sinister Wisdom