In March next year we will be publishing Fifty Shades of Feminism, an anthology edited by Lisa Appignanesi, Rachel Holmes and Susie Orbach, that will bring together fifty women, from politicians to actors to scientists. Here is the antidote to the idea that being a woman is all about submitting to desire. There are many more shades than that and here are fifty women to explore them.
And we want to hear from you. We are running a competition for one lucky feminist to have their work included in the book. The winning entry will sit in the anthology alongside some of the greatest writers and commentators of our time: Siri Hudstvedt, Linda Grant, Bidisha, Natasha Walter, Jeanette Winterson, Helena Kennedy, Shami Chakrabarti and many more.
We want to know what twenty-fives and under are thinking about feminism and so we're looking for the views of those on the cusp of their adult life to contribute to our new book. We need up to 1000 words on what feminism means to you. With this competition we are trying to reach young feminists whose views might otherwise not be represented in this book.
But hurry – you don’t have long! We need your entries emailed to us at email@example.com by midnight on Thursday 1 November. Alternatively you can post your pieces to Virago Press, 100 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DY, ensuring we receive them by the closing date. See full terms and conditions here.
So . . . what are you waiting for?
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