On Sunday, December 5 from 4-5:30pm (Pacific), contributors of our first issue will be guests of Women On The Net. We will be reading some of our poetry and stories, as well as sharing some of the art in our inaugural issue. There will be time for Q&A. Go HERE for more details and to register. There is a $5 fee for non-members of Women On The Net.
There are still about 25 print copies left if you are interested in purchasing our inaugural issue. The digital version of this issue will ALWAYS be available, but we may sell out of our print version…so don’t wait! Purchase your copy HERE.
We are beginning to focus on submissions for Issue 2! Writers, artists, photographers, musicians, videographers…if you are a woman who identifies as a lesbian, this is your chance to share your creativity with a larger audience. February 1, 2022 is the submission deadline. Please review the requirements for submissions HERE.
The weather goddesses were generous, delaying the San Francisco Bay Area’s first torrential downpour of the season for several hours so that we could celebrate un-drenched.
On Saturday, October 23, 2021, our NEW lesbian magazine, “LOUD & PROUD: A Journal Of Lesbian Creativity,” was launched. It had been gestating for several months, and its birth was midwifed by fifteen lesbian contributors and cheered on by a supportive community of women.
Approximately forty of us gathered in Rossmoor (a 55+ active living community in Walnut Creek CA) to celebrate. Some music, some wine, some foodies. LOTS of joyful conversation.
Copies “flew off the shelves.” (Well, there weren’t actually any shelves; there weren’t even any walls!) Copies “flew” off the picnic table…and have continued to sell since.
We knew we were creating something that would be satisfying to hold in our hands, but did we fully appreciate the need and desire there was in our community for this? Not quite.
It is remarkably satisfying to flip through the journal’s pages, to gaze upon our art and to read our words. But it is a dream come true to have created a platform that spotlights lesbian voices and creativity, and reflects our lesbian lives. The final product turned out to be even more fulfilling than the sum of its parts. We’re proud and humbled and excited all at once.
The deadline for our Spring issue is FEBRUARY 1, 2022. How are YOU going to express your creative genius in our pages? We can’t wait to see. Go HERE to submit your work. And if you haven’t purchased your copy yet…GO HERE.
Photo Credit for Following Photos: Janet Seldon
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