Issue 13.1 Now Available
Femspec is pleased to announce that our newest issue (13.1) is now available to order. This issue continues the publication from our series of Historical Documents, Super Woman's Roots: The Predecessors of Contemporary Wonderwomen in Early SF Pulp Magazines, 1927-30.
This issue also covers the Occupy National Gathering of July 4, 2012 in Philadelphia. We've included the Vision Statement of the Feminist General Assembly of the National Gathering of the Occupy Movement that met at this gathering.
This issues creative section includes two poems on the theme of motherhood. Our book review section and books and media received section continue to be vibrant. This issue also has an annual report and a Best Editors announcement.
Click here to see Table of Contents
Didn't have a chance to meet us at the PCA / ACA National Conference? We're also scheduled to have a presence at WisCon 37: May 24-27, 2013
Stop by to say hello and to see our work!
Join the Femspec Team!
Do you want the opportunity for professional development?
Are you just getting out of your Masters program brimming with skills and unsure of your candidacy for a doctoral program?
Are you in the doctoral program or assistant prof. slot wanting to fatten your resume with professional service?
Femspec is looking for people to join our team in the following roles:
1. Journal Set-Up Coordinator - The set-up person is responsible for consolidating finalized submissions, for assembling these submissions into an issue and for interfacing with the printer to get the issue published.
2. Subscription and Mail Coordinator - A person in this role is responsible for maintaing the subscription base and ensuring that it is current, for receiveing the shipment from the printer, and for mailing out the issues
3. Advertising Executive - This person will coordinate ad exchanges with other journals, and seek paying advertisers such as publishers.
4. Book Review Coordinator - This person will send out copies of book reviews to publishers, and will send published pieces to non-subscribing authors for review
5. Database Liason - This person is responsible for liasoning with data bases for various issues include information updation etc.
6. Graphic Designer - This person will be responsible for designing and making brochures, leaflets for conferences etc.
7. Press-release writer
8. Citation checker - For all accepted submission
9. Grant writer
10. Creative Submissions Editor
11. Art Contest Coordinator!
If interested please send a CV, letter of interest describing how your skills, knowledge of the journal and the field, and experience lend you to this position, and three letters of reference to femspec@aol.
Production team members are required to keep subscriptions current throughout their internship, and are asked to make a three year commitment. If they leave their job or quit or resign from their task without finding and training a replacement before their term is up, an exit fee of $100 is required to assist the journal in its transition in recruiting and replacing the labor.
Past Events (2012)
Femspec is scheduled to have a presence at the following events in 2012:
Matriarchal Studies Day: San Francisco; May 10, 2012
Creating the Chalice: Imagination and Integrity in Goddess Studies: San Francisco; May 11–12, 2012
WisCon 36: Madison, WI; May 25–28, 2012
Femspec offers the following promotional materials to download and print.
Femspec Brochure: Information on subscribing, donating, submitting, etc., available on the Femspec website, is summarized in this PDF, handy for printing and distributing.
Table of Contents for The Best of Femspec's First Ten Years Creative Writing Anthology: This PDF lists the authors and pieces that will be printed in our upcoming anthology. The text is also reproduced below for your convenience:
The Best of Femspec's First Ten Years Creative Writing Awards Anthology
Be the first on your block to order a pre-publication copy of The Best of Femspec's First Ten Years Creative Writing Awards Anthology. With the proceeds from this book, to be published by Femspec Books, we hope to subsidize the subscriptions of contributors who are not able to subscribe to submit materials to the journal, which is currently a requirement. The book should be ready to launch by the Popular Culture Association Conference in Boston, 2012. Thanks for contributing what you can to this worthy cause. We are asking for a $20 donation.
|Karen Alcaly||One of Those Nights|
|Phebe Beiser||Celebrating Holi|
|Susan McLean||The Siren|
|Barbara Mincheton||Housework Beast|
|Glennis Redmond||Scripted Hope|
|Lorraine Schein||Goddess at Bergen-Belsen|
|Marleen Barr||The Feminist Pathfinder Does Not Probe Mars|
|Marilyn Gale||Lilith 1996|
|Finesia Fideli||The Resurrection of Lazarus|
|K.A. Laity||Eating the Dream|
|Rebecca Lesses||A Dream Question for the Angels|
|Debra Schleef||From the Archives of Drs. Placek and Arriola|
|Gina Wisker||New Blood|
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