Making Space: Open Call for Poems and Short Stories

As part of the guest exhibit Making Space: Beyond a Room, on view at the Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery at Broward College Central Campus, Girls’ Club is hosting an open call for poems and short stories.

Curated from the private collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz, Making Space is a multi-media exhibition that builds upon the discussion of creative practice and access presented in Virginia Woolf’s 1929 feminist essay “A Room of One’s Own.”   The exhibit, created in response to Woolf’s conclusion that ‘a room of one’s own’ is implicitly needed for creative production, co-curators, uses contemporary art to explore ideas of an artist’s creative space in contemporary practice. More information available at

In connection with this exhibit, Girls’ Club is looking for poets and writers inspired by the themes and topics explored in the show, on view November 20, 2014 to January 21, 2015 at the Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery, Broward College.  Selected writings will be published to the Girls’ Club blog, and authors invited to partake in a Live Poetry Reading during the closing event, Wednesday, January, 21, 6pm at Broward College.

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Guidelines:  Submission will only be accepted through Submittable. Submission by email or US mail will not be eligible.

Deadline: January 1, 2015, 11:59pm

Language: English (Spanish/other languages accepted only if author-approved English transcription provided for use in judging)

Poetry: Up to 3 poems per submission. Poems must be 300 words or fewer. No style preferences.

Short Stories: One story max per submission. Stories must be no more than 1500 words. No style preferences.

Response time: All submissions will be notified of their status by January 8, 2015.  If selected, writers agree to allow publishing on Girls’ Club website with proper credit, and excerpts of writings on Girls’ Club social media outlets with proper credit.

Live Reading: As part of the closing event of the exhibit on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 6pm Girls’ Club and the Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery will be hosting a live reading of selected submissions. Select authors will be contacted to coordinate readings.