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April 7th: Weekly Web Wrap-Up

After a quick break, we’re back in the action:

Our Third Issue’s been released online
Shameless plug, but worth the read. Featuring non-fiction and poetry, including our non-fiction prize winner!

Fem Editors Talk Back: Literature as Resistance

The wonderful editors at the Fem talk about literature as resistance. Worth the read for all of you out there who care about the social impact of literature.

Femsplain Returns
Femsplain is back and that makes us happy. If you don’t know what it is, here’s how they describe it: “inspires discussion and connection through storytelling. We believe stories are most powerful when people feel safe enough to authentically share themselves — that’s why we are building an inclusive space for those who identify as women and gender nonconforming individuals to tell these personal stories.”

Literary Witches by Katy Horan and Taisia Kitaiskaia Over at Electric Literature
A cool comic about literary witches, it doesn’t really need much more explanation.

How Not to Talk About African Fiction by Ainehi Edoro
A great piece on the ways we talk about African Fiction.

Interviews with the Finalists for the ManBooker Prize

Interviews, News

An Interview with our 2016 Nonfiction Contest Winner: Megan Lambert

Last fall we held a fiction contest and awarded first place to our international recipient Andiswa Onke Maqutu for her poignant story, “Black Beyond Africa” (which can be read for free by downloading the digital copy of Issue 2). For third issue, we held a nonfiction contest and asked for your truest of stories; awarding the first place prize to someone much closer to Feminine Inquiry’s home.

As usual, I was astounded and so thankful for all the talented submissions we read. We really do enjoy reading and curating the creative works we receive. We don’t get as many submissions as larger zines and journals get, but, in a way, I think that’s a good thing. Having fewer submissions allows us a more personal reading experience and gives us the opportunity to personally respond to the submissions we receive, reject, and especially, to those we accept.

On our final day of submissions, we received one last contest entry. Little did we know that this submission would ultimately be chosen as the winner. We are excited to announce Megan Lambert and her wonderful nonfiction piece, “A Few Memorable Events” as the winner of Feminine Inquiry’s 2016 Nonfiction Contest!

Read on to learn more about this great story, and equally great writer, and make sure to attend our launch party to hear Megan read from the story herself.

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