The submissions window for StepAway Magazine’s ‘Flâneuse’ issue is now open.

We are eager to receive poetry and prose that evokes the sensory experience of the female walker in specific neighbourhoods, districts or zones within a city. This special summer issue, in our 10th anniversary year, will celebrate how the flâneuse conceives, interrelates with, and inhabits public space and their relationships with particular cities.

We welcome literature inspired by the female gaze, celebrating the freedom felt, or not as the case may be, by women in an urban environment. We also welcome literature that offers a female perspective on architectural design and urban planning, or that explores the theories, ideas and work of women artists and writers with an urban focus, such as Vivian Maier, Rebecca Solnit and Virginia Woolf.

Stating “Flâneuse Issue” in the subject line of your email, submit one story or poem only to: submissions[at]stepawaymagazine.com

The deadline for submissions is July 7th 2021.

We are looking forward to reading your unique creative responses pertinent to this themed issue, and to paraphrase Woolf, your written spoils from the treasures of the city.

Julie Hogg
Guest Editor