My grandmother was born in Unadilla, NY in 1900. That means she was coming of age right around the time women were fighting for – and gaining – the right to vote. In New York and some other states, the right to vote came in 1917. I’ve given a lot of thought to what she might have been like back then.
I’ve been learning that others share this curiosity. Others feel a pull between the elections this year, other events in our lives, and that important part of history in our State, and our Nation. The experiences of women in gaining access and voting are very diverse across our ranges of ages, experiences, races and religions – some triumphant, some funny, many painful – and all feel important right now. The Writer’s Block Party, an informal group of writers – novice and experienced – decided this Anthology would be a great way for writers to explore this theme.
Submissions are now closed, but check back for news on the release and reading events coming soon!