Call for Submissions: Women's Sovereignty and Body Autonomy Beyond Roe v. Wade


Girl God Books is accepting submissions for our upcoming Anthology of writing: Women's Sovereignty and Body Autonomy Beyond Roe v. Wade.

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

We want to hear how the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade in America impacts you, no matter where you live in the world. 
  • What are your thoughts and feelings concerning the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent overturning of this 1973 landmark decision, which granted American women the right to determine what happens in and to their own bodies (bodily autonomy). 
  • Share your thoughts on how this affects you, your daughters and granddaughters, your nieces, or your neighbors if you live in America; or how it causes concern for your own bodily autonomy if you live anywhere in this world. 
  • Do you feel a sense of unrest, fear, or full-blown rage? 
  • And how might such feelings empower you and motivate positive actions?

Edited by Arlene Bailey, Pat Daly, Sharon Smith and Trista Hendren

Cover Art by Ravynne M Phelan
Instagram: @ravynnephelan

Scheduled publication: TBA

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 you submit. 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 September 30, 2022 with the book title in your subject line. Please note that we cannot accommodate any late submissions or corrections.