Announcement: Submissions for Exponent II’s Spring 2011 Issue due January 15th

Is one of your new year’s goals to write more?

Consider becoming a writer for Exponent II. Our editors are always looking for personal essays by or about Mormon women for future issues of our magazine.  (Click here for information about submissions’ word count, all our quarterly features and a submission template.)

Our Spring issue will focus on the complexities of Mother’s Day.  We want to hear from you–do you love it?, hate it?, is it a necessary holiday?, could it be made easier/better?  

Or, see below for some of our features.

Submissions are due in Word (.doc) or Rich-Text-Format (.rtf) on January 15th at editor AT exponentii DOT org.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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