We are especially interested in the metaphysically broad; we look for the profound, real, fearless, gender-inclusive, curious voice.

Ends on January 1, 2020



 (working  title, forthcoming Spring 2020, Moon Shadow Sanctuary Press). 

Submit 3-5 poems about vultures or poems that feature a vulture somewhere within  the poem. Deadline:  Jan. 1, 2020

Poems may be unpublished or previously published, but if they  are previously published, please include an acknowledgement also  indicating that you retain the publication rights.  If you do not retain  the rights to the work, please include contact information for requesting permission to reprint.

Submit your poem in a word document using Times New Roman 12pt font.  Remove all identifying information from the file name and from the document.  Include a separate, brief cover letter with publication credits on the submissions page in the cover letter text box. 

This perfect bound book will be available on Amazon through Moon Shadow Sanctuary Press and placed in local (San Antonio, Austin, jSan Marcos, New Braunfels, Boerne, Wimberley, etc.) independent book shops and libraries.  

Contributors will receive one complimentary copy and be able to purchase copies at a discounted price.  Contributors will also be invited to participate in scheduled readings.

While there is no reading fee, your tip in the tip jar helps pay for contributor copies, printer ink, internet connection, travel expenses associated with readings, postage and so on.  Never mind paying this well-meaning editor... : )  & for your generosity, I thank you, deeply.


d. ellis phelps

Personal essays, poetry, original fine art, & photography by and for women, empowering, encouraging, educating, & inspiring.  

We are looking especially for metaphysically broad and thoughtful work that speaks to how the work of becoming a formidable woman in the world is done, especially the work of developing and living into an individual spirituality and an awakened consciousness that thrives on authenticity and deep self-compassion.

Tell the truth:  about victories and failures, about how to carry on.  Try to keep submissions under 1,000 words. We do not accept simultaneous submissions or previously published work.  

Include the name under which you wish to be published, your contact information, and a url to which we might link, leading readers back to more of your work.

Work accepted for publication will be featured on the blog, formidable woman and may be published in a future collection on Lulu or other print on demand format.  Your submission here grants permission for the print publication as well.  Rights remain with the author/artist with the agreement to credit formidable woman as having first published the work.

You must identify as female and be at least eighteen years of age to submit.

While there is no reading fee, your tip in the tip jar is deeply appreciated.


d. ellis phelps

Moon Shadow Sanctuary Press