Women’s Wisdom Anthology

Dear Women’s Wisdom Members,

As you may know, 2016 will mark the 25th anniversary of Women’s Wisdom!  This is something we want to celebrate by sharing stories from women who have contributed to and benefited from our gatherings.  We will be publishing an anthology of Women’s Wisdom voices, and we want to count your voice among those we include! We know you area each creating lives and livelihoods based on your heart’s desire and soul’s calling.  We want to share you and your work with the world.

Please accept our invitation to join us on an adventure in literature.

We ask that you submit something via email to us within the next three weeks.  You could write something from scratch, or draw upon a blog you’ve posted, article you’ve published, poem or chant or song or meditation or homily or sermon you’ve written.  Even an excerpt from a book you’ve published – or manuscript you have begun to write.  Whatever you have time and desire to submit, we will welcome it.

Below are the details.  Please email us any questions – and check the FAQ at bottom of this note.  Editor@MatrikaPress.com

In love and joy,

Judy Ann Foster & “Twinkle” Marie Manning 

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What we will need you to submit by September 15th, 2016:

  • Paypal payment and signed release form
  • a writing submission of your choosing (ie: an essay, article, blog, a poem, a song, a chant, a meditation, homily, sermon, etc) emailed along with Men of Spirit submission form and images to  Editor@MatrikaPress.com
  • Photo of you – headshot in high resolution – (and you can additionally submit photos of you in your sacred space or favorite place that we may place throughout the book and in our publicity)
  • Website address (one website address to publish in the book)
  • Three words to describe you
  • Mini-BIO (briefly tell us about who you are and what your spiritual and professional practice is)

            Maximum 150 words and written in 3rd person, i.e. (see sample bios, here)

– – – Oh– and please give us your mailing address  – your address will not be printed… it is so I can send you a copy of the book!

Here is a link to the Matrika Press Womens Wisdom 25th Anniversary Anthology Release Form 2016 for you to download, sign and email with all documents to:


Please send all documents and information listed above in one email and title the SUBJECT LINE as Follows:

“AUTHOR SUBMISSION – Your Name – WW 25th Anniversary Anthology”

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The theme of the book is 25 Years of Women’s Wisdom

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Suggested topics to write about:

  • what you do
  • why you do what you do
  • what fascinates you most about your work
  • personal story or experience on your journey
  • a lesson you wish to share
  • advice you wish to give
  • a myth (retold or created by you)
  • the beauty of nature, or of the divine (or whatever you feel called to)
  • how you honor your truth (your practice)

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 Essentially, write what you feel called to write.  Write what you have wanted to share with the world. You may be contemplative or playful.  

If you have had the work published already (or if it is an excerpt of something you intend to publish in your own book), please list this information so we can give credit to it.

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Samples of three words to describe you – this need not be a forever title 🙂  just where you are now, or where you are speaking from in this anthology

Journalist. Healer. Teacher.

Minister. Weaver. Writer.

Guide. Author. Mom.

Sojourner. Poet. Shaman.

Psychic. Medium. Mentor.

Yes, you may hyphenate:

Story-teller.  Spiritual-Coach. Contemporary-Shaman.

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Additional Notes/FAQ:

  • The cost to contributors to participate in this book is $250

  • If you are among those invited and if you email your submission by September 15th, 2016, it will be published.
  • Submissions may be brief, or up to 1,700 words.
  • We will edit submissions to ensure spelling is checked, and to a lesser extent – grammar.  But to ensure Your Voice comes through we will not edit much of the way you say things.
  • Each contributor will receive a complimentary paper and digital copy of the anthology.
  • Each contributor will be able to purchase books at wholesale cost should they wish to give them as gifts or sell them at their place of business, etc.  Contributors will also be given links to post on their websites should they wish to offer the book for sale on their websites. Contributors will receive the retail proceeds of such sales.
  • Filling out and returning the submission form via email is confirmation of your agreement to the terms set out on this page.

Matrika Press Authors receive:

  • a circuit of Press Releases sent to local media outlets,
  • an article written and submitted to their chosen local or online publications,
  • personalized outreach to a handful of locations that the author wishes to teach/speak at,
  • as well as gentle outreach to a several targeted media platforms (television/radio) the author desires to be interviewed by.

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