Sharing Our Stories
“I’d always known storytelling was important to me, but I’ve finally realized that it’s central to who I am—it’s how I understand myself and the world, how I learn, how I pass on what I know. I feel that I know myself in a new and deeper way—that I have knowledge I can use to bring deeper meaning to the various parts of my life.”
— Sherry Wachter
Currently or Soon Open for Submissions
Quarterly in the Journal
Annually in the Real Women Write anthology
Special Opportunities: In 2022, we took submissions for Kitchen Table Stories 2022
Three times per year in various writing contests
Anytime to one of our blogs
Read Our Quarterly Journal
In celebration of SCN’s 25th anniversary, click here to read a complimentary edition of the June 2022 Story Circle Network Journal and check out the multitude of activities and opportunities we offer, along with our organization’s her-story.
The Story Circle Journal is a quarterly members-only newsletter, published in March, June, September, and December. It is written by and for women with stories to tell and designed to encourage readers to become writers, guide women to set down their true stories, support women’s creativity, and make possible the sharing of women’s lives. Each issue of the Journal includes ideas for writing chapters of your life’s story, reviews of helpful books, readers’ writings, news about SCN activities, and a calendar of coming events. Read a sample issue.
Read Our Anthology
Real Women Write is an annual anthology by SCN members showcasing the talent and creativity of our own writing women. SCN values every woman’s story, and in Real Women Write we publish writing about both the individual life in all its uniqueness, and a woman’s life as it is understood by all women.
Beyond COVID: Leaning Into Tomorrow, the 2021 volume, reveals common human experiences, ideas and dreams of 21st century women, as all of us grow through an evolving era. This one-of-a-kind collection significantly expands the herstory and literature of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The selections in the 2020 volume, Living on Covid Time, capture moments as COVID-19 moved from rumor to life-altering reality, and together they form a small chapter in a humanity-sized story.