Saturdays at MasticadoresUsa – A Call for Submissions

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Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women (an Anthology) – Call for Submissions

Hello everyone and welcome to MasticadoresUsa.

Saturdays we share with you photographs, inspirational quotes, books, reviews & poetry readings.

This Saturday – A call for Submissions

With great pleasure I announce that submissions are now open for the anthology: Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women. This anthology will be edited, and curated, by me and published by Experiments in Fiction.

For those of you who do not know me, I am Gabriela Marie Milton a #1 Amazon bestselling poet, and an internationally published author. My literary work appeared in various magazines and anthologies. I am the author of the #1 best-selling poetry collection ‘Woman: Splendor and Sorrow’ (Vita Brevis Press, July 2021) and, the author of ‘Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings’ (Vita Brevis Press, April 2020). Under the name Gabriela M I was awarded 2019 Author of the Year at Spillwords Press (NYC). My piece ‘If I say I love you’ was nominated for 2020 Spillwords Press Publication of the Year (Poetic). Presently I am the editor of MasticadoresUsa.

I am honored to have this anthology published by Experiments in Fiction, a publishing house owned by Ingrid Wilson who is herself a successful poet and writer, nominated for Spillwords Author of the Year 2021. Her previous publications include ‘The Anthropocene Hymnal: Songs of a Self-defining Era’ in July 2020: a poetic response to the climate and ecological crisis.

That said, let’s get down to business.


I seek poetry that addresses the challenges women face in our society, and the diversity of means they use to overcome pain and accomplish their dreams.  How you interpret the theme is up to you.

I chose this theme because I wanted to underscore how powerful women are, and how much they can accomplish regardless of the adversities most of them go through. Women are strong. Women can stand up for themselves and be successful under very difficult circumstances.  Please tell us about your struggle and your successes.

I did not choose this theme as a social posture. If I had done so some people would have thought – perhaps – that women’s work is inconsequential unless grouped under the label of feminism and/or similar categorizations. Let me be clear. No matter how one looks at this anthology, the featured poems included in it will be outstanding and consequential. That much I can promise you.

If your work is selected for publication, please remember that it is not a certificate of belonging to one group or another.  Your work will be a testimony of your poetic talent, and your power to overcome difficulties and reach for the sky.

Submission guidelines:

Please submit two poems at

Submit your poems in a Word Document, together with a short bio.  You should use Times New Roman 12, double space. No poem should be longer than one page. No bio should be longer than 400 characters.

Please title you submission Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women.

Poetry sent to any other email and/or poetry that does not follow the guidelines for submission will not be taken in consideration.

Example of email submission:

Dear Editor,

Attached please find my submission for Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women.

The deadline for submission is April 15.

Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below.

The plan is to have the anthology published at the end of May 2022.

Looking forward to your submissions,


Gabriela Marie Milton
#1 Amazon Bestseller Author
Woman: Splendor and Sorrow :I Love Poems and Poetic Prose
Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings

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  1. Ingrid dice:

    I hope you get many submissions to this worthy anthology, Gabriela: it is my pleasure and honour to be your publisher!

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    1. Ingrid I am delighted and honored you are my publisher.
      I am sorry I was absent lately from WP. I will try to catch up with everything as soon as I can. Wishing you a gorgeous weekend 🌸🌺🌹

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      1. Ingrid dice:

        Don’t worry, Gabriela, I too have been absent! Sending love ❤️

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      2. Right back at you ❤️❤️❤️

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  2. Congratulations Gabriela! The way you have addressed this most important of topics was precise and perfect. I, as a strong supporter of women artists of all genres of art and in general, wish you all the success in the world and I await to read the wonderful poems, that, like you well said, will fill this anthology.

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    1. Thank you for your support Francisco. I had some men – stronger supporters of women – who already submitted some poems. I will have to rewrite the call to make it clear men can submit too. Do you care to submit?

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      1. You’re very welcome, it is a cause, a reality that I have strongly supported as well. I truly applaud and admire your efforts in organising this anthology. It’s going to be something magnificent. To be able to participate would be a pleasure and an honour Gabriela, thank you. Bona nit,

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      2. Excellent. Looking forward to your submission. Bona nit.

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  3. michnavs dice:

    I am so excited for this anthology Gabriella…and i hope my submission make it to the cut🙈

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    1. Thank you hon. You are a sweetheart.

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