Hi there! Thank you for your interest in Your Only Sister (YOS) -- a new literary art magazine dedicated to amplifying women's real voices.
When I first began discussing the idea of a women's lit mag featuring poetry and nonfiction -- no fiction -- I received two consistent responses from friends and colleagues:
1. "I know someone who would be a great contributor."
2. "Damn, I need to start writing again."
After hearing these responses -- especially the second one -- again and again, I knew I had to move forward with YOS.
No matter the relative magnitude of the obstacle, every woman has overcome. Every woman has triumphed. Every woman has a story of strength. YOS is a space for those stories -- real stories and expressions of resilience. Poetry, nonfiction, letters, mixed-genre, art, photography.
By women, for everyone.
We welcome submissions from anyone whose work is influenced by shades of female identity. Please explore the beginnings of the site, check out our submission guidelines, submit your work, encourage your friends to do the same, and sign up to receive the first issue of YOS in your inbox -- we expect to publish our debut issue in just a few months.
Thank you again for your support and your stories. Keep writing, keep creating, keep getting really, really real.