• Women will not simply be mainstreamed into the polluted stream. Women are changing the stream, making it clean and green and safe for all — every gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, age, and ability.
    — Bella Abzug

    Mission Statement

    No, we’re not talking about coffee.  We’re talking about something that engages more than just your senses.  We’re talking about something that engages your mind.  Something that inspires you not only to think differently, but to take action.  Here at FairTrade, we seek to provide a platform for those who have something to say about the social injustices women face. Artistic expression isn’t just about being heard; it’s about listening, too.  Our mission is to create a place that allows for a free and equal exchange between people who want to share their stories, because we believe that creativity not only gives people a way out, but also a way in; it’s a fair trade.  FairTrade is a literary journal dedicated to showing art at its core: a socially relevant means of expression.  So, go ahead, trade with us. And of course, we don’t mind if you do so while enjoying a cup of coffee.

    What We’re Looking For

    FairTrade is interested in submissions that focus on the experiences of women from around the world. We favor insightful pieces that reveal a window through which social injustice, trauma, personal experience, and empowerment can be examined. We do not require that the submissions be the author’s own personal experience, as long as the submission focuses on women and women’s narratives in a way that captures the mission of our journal.

    Questions? Here’s our F.A.Q.