By Christine Swanberg
Author and Poet
Announcing a new anthology from Jane’s Stories Press Foundation: Bridges and Borders. This is a collection in which women from around the world consider bridges and borders from many different perspectives. Jane’s Stories authors write thoughtfully, imaginatively and passionately about the conflict, hope, and reconciliation inherent in the theme.
Jane’s Stories IV: Bridges and Borders (ISBN No. 9781891476198) is available from Jane’s Stories Foundation Press, 800-603-6065.
For women writers, Jane’s Stories Foundation is a great way to network. Originally based in Illinois and still going strong in the Chicago suburbs, it offers a newsletter of possible places to publish, news regarding its members, publishing opportunities, contests, readings, conferences, workshops and retreats in Florida, South Carolina and Chicago. In addition, it has a presence and book table at the yearly Associated Writing Programs conference, the biggest writers’ conference in the world.
Google Jane’s Stories Foundation for more details. I would like to endorse this organization. You need not be published to be part of the group. Its mission is to aid women at every level of their writing to find opportunities for their work and to network with other women writers. Through this organization, I have been part of the AWP conference in Chicago, given several readings in St. Augustine, Fla., judged contests, and have been part of the editorial board of the most recent anthology. In addition, the organization has published my work and publicized events that I have been part of.
I can say firsthand that Jane’s Stories Foundation is worth your time as a writer. Consider becoming a Jane if you are a woman writer in search of support.
Christine Swanberg is a local author and poet.
From the Nov. 14-20, 2012, issue