Floyd, Va. (October 6, 2017)Artemis Journal is pleased to announce its theme for its next journal, “Women hold up half the sky”.  Submissions will include, poetry, prose, sci-fi short stories, and art with a deadline for submitting on November 30, 2017.  The published journal will be launched May 4, 2018 at the Roanoke Taubman Museum of Art with our special guest writer, the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author, including her latest novel, “The Unquiet Grave”, Sharyn McCrumb. (Sharyn McCrumb – New York Times Bestselling Author)


Artemis is committed to encouraging writers to develop ideas and narratives that will help shape the future of our humanity. The Artemis theme has been widely endorsed and through networking Artemis Journal was approached by an arts and educational nonprofit, the Light Bringer Project (Light Bringer Project) to partner with our organization.

Each year Light Bringer Project invites science fiction writers worldwide to submit their original science fiction stories for The Roswell Award. By adopting our theme “Women hold up half the sky”, Light Bringer Project will partner with Artemis and the Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for Women (Hollywood NOW) in recognizing a sci-fi story that embraces feminist themes and has a strong female protagonist. DEADLINE JANUARY 29, 2018.

By nurturing new sci-fi writing from around the globe, this project provides a unique opportunity to shape the narrative and new ideas on the future of our humanity.  Our collaboration with the Light Bringer Project opens our journal up to a planet wide audience beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains. The winner of the Roswell special award “Women hold up half the sky” category receives dual publication in Artemis Journal 2018 and Hollywood NOW site plus $100 award  sponsored by the Hollywood NOW. Celebrity guests in a special performance at the LitFest Pasadena will read the winning story on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

“This is a win for humanity as hundreds of people internationally join in sharing the visions that will carry us forward. We can’t wait to see what they write!” said Rosalind Helfand, the Roswell Award Director.

“This is an exciting time in our publishing history and Artemis is delighted to have acclaimed Sharyn McCrumb as our featured writer and open up a new venue for our writers by partnering with the Light Bringer Project.” Jeri Rogers, Editor, Artemis.

Artemis Journal is an award-winning, non-profit feminist art and creative writing journal celebrating its 40th Anniversary. Jeri Rogers founded Artemis Journal in 1977 and returns as Editor, along with Virginia Lepley as Art & Design Editor and Maurice Ferguson as Literary Editor.

       Virginia Lepley, Art Editor, Nikki Giovanni, Guest Poet 2017, Jeri Rogers Editor


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