Call for creative works—written, art, photography, craft!
Working title: Inspired, Inspiring, Inspire--French Heritage Women Create!
The Franco-American Women’s Institute (http://www.fawi.net) will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2016. The Franco-American Women’s Institute promotes the contributions of the French heritage women’s lives—past, present and future through its online presence and publishing their creativity. For FAWI’s 20th Anniversary, there will be a publication of written works and visual arts to mark the present, active, creative lives of the women of the French heritage culture.
This call for creativity looks towards the future as creating a legacy of the French heritage women, who they are, and what they want to convey about their lives in the present and future. This anthology will incorporate the lives of the women who make up this cultural heritage—online, and hopefully, in print as well, and it will offer to the present and future generations a vivid compilation of voices and visuals to express modern-day, French heritage women and their creative works. The anthology will build bridges of insight and understanding for all who will read and view the works.
This call for written/visual works seeks materials that are inclusive, encompassing, energetic and exemplary—realistic, fresh and mindful of how far we have come in our voices and visions as French heritage women. Prose, poetry, song, artworks, photographs—will be open to interpretation by you, the women, in order to focus on the broad subject areas of women’s lives and to fully include and illustrate the women’s lives. What are our legacies that we wish to pass onto the subsequent generations about who we are as a community of women? This is our opportunity to present our modern-day selves in a body of work that reflects our lives. Please consider submitting to this anthology.
Who can submit: Women of French heritage, Franco-American, Québécois, Acadian, Métis, Mixed Blood, French Canadian, 'Cajun, Creole and Huguenot—are invited to submit. This anthology will be a volume compiled of the women’s voices who are of the culture/heritage.
Prose, essay, fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir, 5,000 word limit
Poetry, 3 poems, or 1 long, 72 lines limit
Artworks, able to be scanned, 81/2 x 11 inches, limit
Photographs, able to be scanned, 81/2 x 11 inches, limit
Crafts represented by images, able to be scanned, 81/2 x 11 inches, limit
Submit works online to FAWI2000@aol.com
Send written works as a .doc or .docx. only
Send images as .jpg with an artist’s statement accompanying all images
Submit a brief biography—telling the reader who you are and about your heritage background.
Deadline for submission: May 30th 2015
If you have any questions about the submission process or ideas for a submission, do not hesitate to contact me via email FAWI2000@aol.com.
Rhea Côté Robbins, M.A.
641 South Main St.
Brewer, Maine 04412-2516
Author of 'down the Plains,' & Wednesday's Child
Canuck and Other Stories
Rhea Côté Robbins, Editor
Canuck, by Camille Lessard Bissonnette, (1883-1970),~
translated by Sue Huseman, Ph.D. and Sylvie Charron, Ph.D.
La Jeune Franco-Américaine, The Young Franco-American
by Alberte Gastonguay, (1906-1978),~
translated by Madeleine C. Paré Roy
Françaises d'Amérique, Frenchwomen of North America
by Corinne Rocheleau Rouleau, (1881-1963),~
translated by Jeannine Bacon Roy
Franco-American Women's Institute
2015 is the 19th Anniversary of FAWI!