Women Behind Bars

So … what are we looking for?

We’re looking for  drama!  scene-stealing!  camp!  high camp!  high drama!  catfights!  bad food!  rivalries!  hair-pulling!

(Are we looking for serious exposés? Well, no … imagine if Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Ida Lupino, Gloria Grahame and Barbara Stanwyck were all cast in the same film noir / woman’s film– yeah …)

That’s what we’re looking for!  Dark, dramatic, and damned!

We seek:

stories and poetry

50 words minimum, 1000 words maximum for all submissions

original, so previously unpublished online or in print (so that includes authors’ websites and blogs)

What your submission must include is something about women in prison.


Submissions OPEN 1st February 2020 and CLOSE 10th April 2020.


To submit, click here. Please include your name and the title of your submission, and the word count. (Please note: word counts do not include titles.)

If you are new to Pure Slush, please include a brief bio or profile of yourself.

If you have any questions, please email edpureslush@live.com.au.

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