Marks the 100th anniversary of the
19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
giving women the right to vote
Our challenge to artists and writers
What does freedom of expression mean to you?
In the year of 1920, American women were granted the right to express themselves by voting.
Today, non- disclosure agreements (NDA) for sexual abuse are still used to silence women. In looking forward to next year, Artemis Journal supports the movement for free expression in all areas of our lives.
Our theme is open-ended and not limited to gender or specific ideas regarding artistic expression. However, that being said, the editors hope your submissions are sensitive to our mission.
In memory of the late Toni Morrison
“This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.” *Toni Morrison
*Winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, National Humanities Medal, Nobel Prize in Literature & Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
With the Holidays upon us, we’re reflective of how grateful we are for our community of contributors & readers! Each year, our editing team sifts through content from the New River Valley & beyond to bring Artemis to life. With only one week until 2019 submissions close, we find ourselves looking for more local content and first-time contributors to connect us to our roots of fostering Appalachian art and literary excellence!
Please spread the word to your friends and family, and to the writers/poets/artists in your life who have always wanted to be published! Many of our first time contributors go on to be published in other works and a few have even joined our editor’s circle. As we look ahead to 2019, we are focused on cultivating our community and invite you to join the conversation. Cheers to 2018, friends; we wish you a very happy holiday season!
~The Editing Team at Artemis
“Women Hold Up Half the Sky”
Entries accepted include poetry, art and science fiction short story
ARTEMIS Donates 10% of journal profits to the Women’s Resource Center
The orgin of Artemis Journal is rooted in social activism, starting in 1977 as a writing workshop for abused women of the Women’s Resource Center in Roanoke, Virginia. Ten percent of this year’s publication is shared with the Women’s Resource Center in Radford, Virginia, a safe haven for abused women and children.
In solidarity with the women and children who face violence, fear, homelessness and unemployment, we hope that one day there will not be a need for these shelters.
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.