Call for Submissions: Pain Perspectives: Finding Meaning in the Fire

Girl God Books is accepting submissions for our upcoming Anthology of women’s writing: Pain Perspectives: Finding Meaning in the Fire.

Personal essays or accounts (up to 2,000 words), academic papers, poetry, prayers, and art are welcome.

Themes to consider in your submissions might include:

  • How Goddess supports you with chronic pain or illness
  • Goddess Spirituality and chronic pain or illness
  • Spiritual and Feminist Theological reflections on pain
  • Chronic pain and Goddess
  • Chronic illness and Goddess
  • Chronic pain origins
  • Patriarchy and chronic pain
  • How patriarchy perpetuates chronic pain

Edited by Kay Louise Aldred, Trista Hendren and Pat Daly
Cover Art by Kat Shaw

Scheduled publication: Samhain 2023

Submission Guidelines:
Please send your finished piece in a Word document. Please send your finished piece in a Word document. Calibri size 12 font is preferred. Please do not use any fancy formatting or fonts as it creates a lot more work on our end. Make sure to spell check before your submission. Art should be sent in high resolution as a JPG. You may submit more than one piece for consideration, but due to the volume of submissions, please only send your best work and keep it on topic.

Please also include a bio in the third person under 150 words.

Please send your submissions to by March 21, 2023 with the book title in your subject line. Please note that we cannot accommodate any late submissions or corrections.