2015 Chapbook Winners

Chapbook Dare to Be the Woman I Am
We are extremely excited and proud to announce this year's TWO chapbook contest winners. First place winner Maria Garcia Teutsch for her passionate chapbook The Revolution Will Have Its Sky AND first runner-up Kelly Nelson for her soul-baring collection Who Was I to Say I Was Alive. Read more . . .


Issue 6: Food

Issue 6 FoodSometimes a peach is just a peach. Sometimes food is just food. One more quick sandwich before a meeting or a soccer game. One more bowl of Cheerios. Rice. But other times food is elevated to a stature above basic sustenance. Read more about this issue...

Chapbook: Soon To Be a Major Motion Picture

Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture Judith ArcanaWinner of Minerva Rising's inaugural prose chapbook contest, "Soon To Be a Major Motion Picture" is a powerful story of one woman’s work with Jane, Chicago’s pre-Roe underground abortion service. It explores the nuance of how we remember and the mysteries of memory itself as the narrator recalls the time the service was busted by the Chicago Police.

Who is Minerva Rising?

Minerva Rising is an independent literary journal celebrating the creativity and wisdom in every woman.

We publish thought-provoking fiction, non-fiction, photography, poetry and essays tri-annually (Fall, Winter and Spring) by emerging and established women writers and artists.

Minerva Rising has grown out of a love of literature and the knowledge that when women come together, we flourish. Just as the Goddess Minerva represented creativity, wisdom, medicine, commerce, arts and education, our journal provides the opportunity for and the evidence of that bounty.