Call for Submissions to Literary Magazine


Awakened Voices is an online literary magazine published by the Awakenings Foundation.  This is a safe space for any individual who wants to share thoughts or experiences regarding sexual violence. 

Before submitting, please read our criteria and guidelines. 

Please note that we publish bi-annually, and we'll do our best to respond in a timely fashion. 



  • Writing must be on the topic of sexual violence.

  • Writers who identify as survivors of sexual violence are strongly encouraged to submit work.

  • Writers who do not identify as survivors of sexual violence may submit work; however, we do reserve the right to decline your submission if it does not comply with our mission as a literary magazine dedicated to healing from sexual violence.


  • We prioritize submissions from survivors, secondary survivors, counselors, and educators of sexual violence. 
  • For this issue our theme is A Day In The Life of A Survivor - what is it like to go to the dentist, to choose  clothes to wear, to travel to work? We want to hear from you. 
  • You may submit writing that does not have to do with the current theme.
  • We accept any type of writing.
  • We accept profanity.
  • We encourage a short author biography. 
  • We cannot pay our writers at this time, but we will be strong advocates for your work.
  • We reserve the right to make edits for typos, clarity, and grammar corrections. 
  • If you have any requests regarding formatting or layout please include them in the comments field.
  • We accept submissions of both unpublished and previously published works. 
  • We will do our best to read and respond to your piece in 4 - 8 weeks depending on staff workload.

Questions about the submission process or guidelines? Contact

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Friday, April 6, 2018
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United States