ARTEMIS JOURNAL 2018 ANNOUNCES ITS THEME, GUEST WRITER, AND LOOKS TO THE FUTURE BY EXPANDING TO A WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE
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.
By nurturing new sci-fi writing from around the globe, this project provides a unique opportunity to shape the narrative and new ideas on the future of our humanity. Our collaboration with the Light Bringer Project opens our journal up to a planet wide audience beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains. The winner of the Roswell special award “Women hold up half the sky” category receives dual publication in Artemis Journal 2018 and Hollywood NOW site plus $100 award sponsored by the Hollywood NOW. Celebrity guests in a special performance at the LitFest Pasadena will read the winning story on Saturday, May 19, 2018.
“This is a win for humanity as hundreds of people internationally join in sharing the visions that will carry us forward. We can’t wait to see what they write!” said Rosalind Helfand, the Roswell Award Director.
“This is an exciting time in our publishing history and Artemis is delighted to have acclaimed Sharyn McCrumb as our featured writer and open up a new venue for our writers by partnering with the Light Bringer Project.” Jeri Rogers, Editor, Artemis.
Artemis Journal is an award-winning, non-profit feminist art and creative writing journal celebrating its 40th Anniversary. Jeri Rogers founded Artemis Journal in 1977 and returns as Editor, along with Virginia Lepley as Art & Design Editor and Maurice Ferguson as Literary Editor.
Virginia Lepley, Art Editor, Nikki Giovanni, Guest Poet 2017, Jeri Rogers Editor
ARTEMIS LAUNCH & EXPANDING SUBMISSIONS
Artemis has partnered with Light Bringer Project to present a special award for a SCIENCE FICTION short story with strong feminist themes. The award is being co-sponsored by the Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for Women. The winner’s story will be published in Artemis 2018 and the winner will receive a cash prize. In addition to science fiction submissions, expanding to include essays highlighting our theme
“Women hold up half the sky”
The Roanoke Taubman Museum of Art will host our 2018 Artemis Launch on Friday, May 4, 2018
Editor, Jeri Rogers and Maurice Ferguson. Literary Editor interview with Book City
Artemis expands submissions to include essays and short stories highlighting our theme of “Women hold up half the sky“
Artist Gina Lothian-Stanley has been featured in many of our Artemis Journals. In art or writing, Gina’s works are a reflection of her personal experiences, observations of life, and her concerns for the future of humanity and the changing world. Gina is a multi-media artist, teacher and writer living in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
Artemis is pleased to announce the call for submissions and the theme for the 2018 Journal
“WOMEN HOLD UP HALF THE SKY”
For further information about submitting go to our Entry Guidelines
Rogers: Artemis still celebrates ‘season of women’
Our president has finally accomplished what he promised to do and has signed a law to trim federal aid to Planned Parenthood. This follows the historic Women’s March earlier this year. President Trump has chosen to ignore millions of women and men who stand for the freedom of choice of reproductive rights for women. This type of attack on Planned Parenthood puts women at risk, especially those that are under-served in rural communities by making it harder for women to have wellness and health services.
I often wonder who are the women and men who voted for the president. Who are those voters who choose to believe that the status of women is safe, did not march or do not identify with our cause? The Women’s March last January by millions ignited the recognition that women’s rights are human rights. We are all better off; our families, our communities, our businesses, our education and our health thrive with equal rights. In the world scale, the United States ranks 45th for women’s equality, behind Cuba, Philippines, Jamaica and Rwanda.
Yes, I marched in the Women’s March in my hometown of Floyd along with millions of other women and men around our country and the world. I marched because I believe our equality as women is an illusion and in grave peril of disappearing with our current president. It is time to open our eyes to the fact that we women are not equal.
In 1976 I was director of a Women’s Center at the Roanoke YWCA, which was co-sponsored by TAP (Total Action Against Poverty). Bristol Hardin, then the director of TAP, convinced me that my interest in art and social issues could be entwined. In order to entice me to take the job, TAP awarded a grant for me to do a photographic study of women along with opening the Women’s Center. It was an offer I could not refuse and I set out to photograph women while operating the center. After one year, the photographs resulted in a one-woman show titled “Season of Women.”
During this time, inspired by the talented women I met while photographing, I asked them to volunteer to teach writing workshops for the abused women clients at the center. Introducing writing as therapy I witnessed a remarkable healing transformation with the abused women. Finding their voice with writing assignments, I then decided to create a publication for the women showcasing their writing. For the first three years, 1976-1979, Artemis was a feminist journal and then enlarged its scope to include men, as contributors and board members.
Celebrating our 40th anniversary this year, Artemis still carries the torch for equality giving a voice to the artists and writers who share in these ideals of equality. Artemis, namesake of our journal and goddess of light, had the divine duty of illuminating the darkness. Often she is depicted carrying a candle or torch, lighting the way for others and leading them through territories yet uncharted. Known as the chaste Greek goddess associated with the moon and hunt, her connection with the natural world symbolized her own un-tamed spirit. She became the patron saint of women, childbirth, protector of wild animals, virgins and the powerless. And she became the patron goddess for our journal Artemis.
In 1976, with my young idealism, I believed it was the “Season of Women” and never thought 40 years later I would be expressing my worries and concerns over our fragile rights as women. So our conversation continues as women come face to face with the real possibilities of losing their health insurance, their freedom of control over their bodies and work-balance issues. Our equality as women is an illusion and the threats to our status are very real. So for those who do not believe in these dangers, I will continue to march and be vigilant for them. Perhaps this year of 2017 will actually be the “Season of Women.”
The launch of Artemis 2017 will be held Friday at the Taubman Museum of Art featuring guest writer, Nikki Giovanni. For more information, see www.artemisjournal.org
Nikki Giovanni To Be Guest Speaker At Artemis Launch
Artemis is pleased to announce our upcoming Artemis 2017 launch at the Taubman Museum of Art on May 5th featuring a reading by the acclaimed poet, Nikki Giovanni.
Friday, May 5th – 7:00 pm
Roanoke Taubman Museum of Art – 110 Salem Ave., Roanoke, Va.24011
Event is free and open to the public.
The 2017 Artemis Journals will be released at the event and available for purchase.
Artemis announces the launch date for 2017 Artemis Journal
TAUBMAN MUSEUM OF ART TO HOST ARTEMIS 2017 LAUNCH
The official launch of the upcoming journal will be May 5, 2017 – 7:00 pm at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia. Our special guest of honor is the acclaimed poet, Nikki Giovanni. Nikki will host the event with a reading of her poetry.
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Artemis Annual Fall Poetry Reading at Hollins University November 17, 2016
Artemis is pleased to announce the line-up for our Poets reading at Hollins University
This event is free and open to the public – Hollins University
Wyndham Robertson Library, Hollins Room – Hollins University, 7916 Williamson Rd. Roanoke, Va