Call for Submissions


*The submission deadline has passed: October 15, 2015*

In 2016, Green Fire Press will publish Strong Shoulders: The Loves and Labors of Womenedited by Jennifer Browdy and Jana Laiz.

Strong Shoulders will be an anthology of women’s poetry, stories and personal narratives exploring the topic of LABOR from many different angles: labor of love, labor in childbirth, hard work, career work, care-giving,craft work or other vocations, glass ceilings, exploitationthe labor of relationshipsyou name it, we want to hear from you!

Maximum length 2,500 wordsAll submissions must be made electronically: find link and guidelines at

See submission guidelines here.


Strong Shoulders – “Working it Out” by Hilde Weisert from Berkshire Women Writers on Vimeo.

On May 2, 2015 BFWW hosted a reading at the Sandisfield Arts Center. Contributors to the upcoming anthology to be published by Green Fire Press, “Strong Shoulders: The Loves and Labors of Women” read their work to a captive audience.

Submissions are being accepted through October 15, 2015 at