Call for Submissions: Furies Poetry Anthology

24th Jan 2014

Calling all Furies and writers ready to take a sinner and spin her anew: For Books' Sake invites poets to write back on behalf of wronged and radical women for our first ever poetry anthology.

Furies will be published in Autumn 2014, and will showcase established and emerging women writers from across the globe. So, for a chance to be featured, wet your nibs with spite and find your muse among the infernal goddesses of justice and revenge.

We interpret Furies in the widest possible sense, and your hellcat heroines may be modern, mythic, animal or cyborg, women from film, fiction, history, music, art and activism, or rebels in their own home.

Whether you’re penning a tribute to Pussy Riot, a sonnet about suffragettes, a love letter to women warriors from fairytale or folklore, or something else entirely, we can’t wait to read your writing.

Poets should submit a maximum of three poems, each no longer than 40 lines. The deadline for submissions is midnight on Sunday 30th March 2014. The very best will be featured in the Furies poetry anthology, and selected contributors will be contacted by the end of April.

All profits from Furies will be donated to Rape Crisis, an independent, registered charity providing essential support to survivors of rape and sexual violence.

For full terms and conditions and details of how to enter, head on over to our Furies submissions page.

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  • Dorinda MacDowell says:

    I would like to enter the Furies competition, but how do I get to the submissions page? – all I can find is the part about payment – but nothing that I can see about how to submit my entries. Please can you help? – many thanks!

    • Jane Bradley says:

      Hi Dorinda,
      Thanks for getting in touch. If you go to the submissions page, you’ll see in the terms and conditions that once you’ve made your donation, you can email your poems to with your Paypal reference number. Hope that helps, but if you have any more questions please just let us know!