WMN Issue 3
Open Call

Deadline Feb 28, 2021

About the issue

Issue Number 3, Taking Space, is an international open call for those who identify as disabled and/or are living with a physical, sensory, cognitive, or chronic illness, and as lesbian to submit artwork and/or writing. WMN believes in representing sectors of the lesbian community that are not always given the visibility they deserve. We want to support these artists and writers as we feel the discourse around disabilities, and representation of, is lacking particularly within the art world and the lesbian community. Since intersectionality is at the crux of everything, we are especially curious about how the intersection of disabilities and lesbianism overlap and could inform one another. It is important to provide this platform in order to unlearn, listen, and support the visibility, experience and talent of disabled lesbian artists. 

About Our Guest Editor Zee Monteiro

For this issue, we will have guest editor, Zee Monteiro, who is based in London, UK and is a community organizer, blogger, poet & activist who identifies as neurodivergent.  Both in their writing, talks and their poems they challenge the audience to reflect and engage on topics relating to Blackness, Queerness, Female Masculinity and Vulnerability. 

Their work focuses on creating safe spaces for LGBTQ+, Black and POC groups within society and on the digital platform. With their website Qingsland.com, Zee is determined to discover and bring to light the truest stories of Queer Black History and document their personal journey navigating the world.

Taking Space Submission Requirements

  • People who identify as lesbian
  • Those who identify as disabled and/or are living with a physical, sensory, cognitive, or chronic illness

For questions about the submission requirement please see our FAQ section

How To Submit Your Work


February 28, 2021 Midnight EST


Please read through our FAQ section, and if you have any other questions please email us at submit@wmnzine.com