About WWS

Women Who Submit seeks to empower women writers by creating physical and virtual spaces for sharing information, supporting and encouraging submissions to literary journals, and clarifying the submission and publication process.

Women Who Submit began with the idea of a submission party—the brainchild of founding member Alyss Dixson—as a response to the VIDA count. Other founding members, Ashaki Jackson and Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, were brought in to help plan the first ever submission party held in Xochitl-Julisa’s mom’s kitchen (thanks, mom!) in July 2011. On that day six women ate quiche, created a sharing library of lit journals, set goals, asked for feedback on cover letters, and sent off submissions.

Our Facebook page, Twitter feed and blog are tools WWS uses to continue its mission to empower women writers to submit their work to literary magazines for publication. It is completely open to any and all writers who are seeking online support and information.
We also use these outlets to promote future projects and public events.

The submission party is how this group began, and we continue to join together in each other’s homes and public venues to share, support, and submit.

Submission parties are currently held on the 2nd Saturday of the month at locations around Los Angeles.

For information on how to become a WWS member and join our next submission party email xochitljulisa@gmail.com.

For information on how to hold your own WWS submission party, in L.A. or beyond, email ashakijackson@gmail.com.