GRANDE DAME LITERARY
Women Writers Vibrant Voices
We encourage women writers of all ages.
Check out our newest category of YOUNG GRANDE DAME
If you or someone you know is in high school or college and would like to submit, please contact GDL.
WOMEN WRITERS. VIBRANT VOICES.
MEMOIR SHORT STORIES POEMS
NEWS & NOTEWORTHY
There is a secret to getting an acceptance letter and we'd love to share it with you.
GENRES WE ACCEPT
SHORT STORIES / STORY-STYLE MEMOIR / POETRY
UPMARKET WOMEN'S CONTEMPORARY
COMEDY, DRAMEDY, ROM-COM
MYSTERY, SUSPENSE, THRILLER, MURDER
light on gore/heavy on humor/shocking
FOOD, ANYTHING WITH FOOD
NO GRAPHIC DEPICTIONS OF ABUSE
NOTHING DIVISIVE OR DISCRIMINATORY
DIFFICULT SUBJECT MATTER HANDLED
WITHIN PARAMETERS OF OTHER GUIDELINES
(CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS)
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.
WHY, THANK YOU.
I've been called many things as a woman: loud, outspoken, too much. I'd like to be known as vibrant.
I have never been so delighted to receive a rejection letter. Thank you to the editor that took the time to read my story, give it some thought, and send me feedback.
Thank you very much for publishing my work. I feel honored.