Literary Visibility For Women Writers
Organized by: Jennifer Messing
EVENT DATE Jul 27, 2017
The California Journal of Women Writers was an online literary journal born out of a graduate student project in 2012 and quickly flourished into a labor of love. The need for a literary space devoted to women's writing was clearly needed and the initial response and positive support towards the project was encouraging. It was also apparent that a literary space fostering LGBTQ and WOC female-identifying writers was lacking and in dire need of representation. By 2016, it became evident that in order to keep the journal moving forward, and to recruit and retain more literary reviewers, there would need to be funding in order to pay for web design/hosting, create marketing campaigns, attract advertisers, and secure a domain name. All contributions thus far (web design, written content, reviews, etc.) have been done by the editor and a team of reviewers who volunteer their time and efforts. Costs incurred (web hosting, domain, images, books) have come directly out of their own pockets. As of December 2015, the journal has been on hiatus, but is seeking resurrection. You can view the newer journal platform online at http://tcjwwonline.wix.com/tcjww (2015) and earlier content at https://journalwomenwriters.wordpress.com (2012-2015). Any help is greatly appreciated in assisting to resurrect this beloved literary space. The hope is that the journal will grow a larger online audience and platform, become the main reference for readers who are searching for texts by women writers, and for those same writers to collaborate with TCJWW in order to increase visibility of their talents. *** The intent of TCJWW is to provide a space for enthusiastic dialogue supporting a wide variety of women writers. This is a space fostering and enhancing the visibility of North American female writers, and narrowing the wide gender gap found in discussions in the literary world. The journal features original reviews, interviews, and commentary on women's literature and poetry, with the occasional post boasting scope from other parts of the world. We do not focus on any one type of literature, as long as the text is written by a self-identified female author.