Publisher's description: The world doesn’t need more women writers—it needs more publications to give them a voice. Founded in 1976, CALYX has promoted and nurtured fine art and literature by women, creating an enduring platform for a wealth of diverse writers. CALYX is dedicated to showcasing the untold stories and poems from every background, culture, ethnicity, and orientation.
Over the course of four decades, CALYX has helped discover and establish great writers at the beginning of their careers, including Barbara Kingsolver, Sharon Olds, Julia Alvarez, Jean Auld, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and many others. CALYX Journal publishes two issues of short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and full-color art twice a year.
CALYX holds a very special place in my heart. Some of my very first published words—two poems—were published in CALYX years ago. Feminist literature amplifies our voices and extends our capabilities… Without them we would lose much more than feminist thought—we would lose color, and diversity, poetry, the outside chance, the underdog's story, the heretical questions, the answers we need. As long as we crave honest reading, we'll need our feminist presses. –Barbara Kingsolver