GRANDE DAME LITERARY

Women Writers Vibrant Voices

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WOMEN WRITERS. VIBRANT VOICES. STAY IN THE LOOP

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NOVEMBER
2022

Short Story

Emma Melville

Short Story

Susan Rogers

Babitha Marina Justin

Short Story

Short Story

K.C. Rose

Short Story

Maureen Griswold

Memoir

Jill Strachan

Memoir

Susan Kuchinskas

Memoir

Charlene Moskal

Memoir

Lori Lindstrom

Memoir

Anita Cabrera

Poetry

Joy Nettles

Poetry

Eve Hoffman

Poetry

Monica Viera

NEWS & NOTEWORTHY

SUBMISSION UPDATE
submit before 12/15 to be considered of the February issue

Submissions will be closed from 12/15/22 to 1/31/23
We look forward to seeing you in February 2023.

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NANOWRIMO

GDL's editors are writers too, and we are doing NaNoWriMo...will we make it?
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GENRES WE ACCEPT

SHORT STORIES STORY-STYLE MEMOIR POETRY
  • LITERARY CHICK-LIT

  • UPMARKET WOMEN'S CONTEMPORARY

  • COMEDY, DRAMEDY, ROM-COM

  • ROMANCE

  • DRAMA

  • MAGICAL REALISM

  • HUMOROUS

  • MYSTERY, SUSPENSE, THRILLER, MURDER
    just not too gory

  • FOOD, ANYTHING WITH FOOD

  • NO GRAPHIC DEPICTIONS OF ABUSE

  • NOTHING DIVISIVE OR DISCRIMINATORY

ABOUT GDL

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Traditionally, a Grande Dame is an older woman who is well-respected in her community. At Grande Dame Literary, we believe there is a Grande Dame in every woman. Age is irrelevant. Women's voices are important. Women's opinions and thoughts are equal to all and second to none.
Lift your vibrant voice and write. Be heard. Grande Dame Literary is listening. Women supporting women who write.
Write. We are here for you.
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WHY, THANK YOU.

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JAMI HUNT-WILLIAMS