Announcement: Exponent II Winter 2010 Submission Request

Become a writer for Exponent II! Our editors are always looking for personal essays by or about Mormon women for future issues of our magazine. For our winter issue, we are interested in hearing stories inspired by belief in its many forms as well as submissions for our quarterly features (see below). Submissions for the Winter 2010 issue are due September 15th at editor AT exponentii DOT org.

Looking to be inspired?  Fall’s issue will be out in the next couple weeks or go to Exponent II’s website to see this summer’s issue.

Awakenings seeks to capture moments in women’s lives when they discover a new part of themselves or the world around them, whether it be social, religious, feminist, or personal. In the words of the author Sue Monk Kidd, “they wake up, then wake up some more.” Do you have an awakening to share? Email awakenings AT exponentii DOT org

Sisters Speak is a long-running feature that gives readers a forum to present their own thoughts about a topic to be published in the magazine. In each quarterly issue, the feature editor will ask a question of interest to Mormon women and invite responses from readers of the Exponent II publication as well as readers of The Exponent blog. A selection of responses will be published in the following issue. Email sisterspeak AT exponentii DOT org with your questions.

Women’s Theology showcases women and men engaging in biblical exegesis, interfaith doctrinal comparisons, and examples of our own doctrine as they attempt to lay a foundation for Mormon feminist theology. Email theology AT exponentii DOT org with your theological pieces.

Global Zion adds a much-needed international component to Exponent II. We seek narratives about women’ s experiences traveling, working, or growing up in the Church outside the United States. Send your experiences to exponentiieditor AT exponentii DOT org.

Sabbath Pastorals’ name comes from Paul’s epistles (often called pastorals), which strengthened early Saints and up lift followers today. Sabbath Pastorals highlights women preaching and teaching from the pulpit in wards around the world. Have a sacrament talk that must be shared? Email sabbathpastorals AT exponentii DOT org

Poetry has always been an integral part of sharing women’s experiences in Exponent II. Email poetry AT exponentii DOT org with your poems.

Flannel Board: Resources for Teaching is a feature designed to help us magnify our callings by providing ideas for teaching Primary, Young Women or Relief Society. Ideas could include uses for art and music, thought-provoking questions, analogies and metaphors, and for the younger crowd, games and object lessons. We welcome ideas and perspectives from all our readers in the hope that a diversity of experience will enrich worship services throughout the Church at flannelboard AT exponentii DOT org.

Read any good books lately? The Book Review Committee is seeking book reviews or suggestions for Exponent II’s upcoming issues. We hope to include a variety of titles, topics, and reviewers that would be of interest to Mormon women. Email bookreviews AT exponentii DOT org for more information.

Reconciliations presents a space for dialogue between people to share their experience and emotions as they have navigated their way in and out of Mormonism. There are not enough examples of productive conversations between people who have chosen to stay in the Church with those who have chosen to leave. Exponent’s founding principle that “this exchange allows us to better understand each other and shape the direction of our lives” will be better fulfilled by such conversations taking place in print. Email us with your story at reconciliations AT exponentii DOT org.

Preferred formats for submission are Microsoft Word (.doc) or rich-text-format (.rtf) and can be emailed to editor AT exponentii DOT org.

Upon receipt of writing, authors will be notified via email about when they can expect to hear back from us once submissions have gone through our Readers Committee.

Print submissions may be mailed to Aimee Hickman, 2035 Park Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

We’re looking forward to reading your work soon!
The Exponent II Board and Editorial Staff

EmilyCC lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her spouse and three children. She currently serves as a stake Just Serve specialists, and she recently returned to school to become a nurse. She is a former editor of Exponent II and a founding blogger at The Exponent.


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