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
Three times per year in various writing contests
Anytime to one of our blogs
Special opportunities at various times
Read Our Quarterly Journal
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.
Mothers and Mentors: The Art of Nurturing is the 2023 edition of RWW. It includes 85 pieces of prose and poetry offering reflections on an essential human activity—the many and varied ways we guide and care for the development and growth of life. The collection also considers what it means to want for care, to lack support, even to be harmed by those meant to nurture you.