by Judith Huge
June 7, 2019
Wellfleet, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Welcome to Tidal, the new literary journal of the International Women’s Writing Guild, an organization that has for 44 years empowered women writers through workshops, community, and now publication. Here you will find work that has won honors in our annual writers’ contests, work by members, perhaps even work of your own.
Out here where I live on Cape Cod, the tides become part of your own pulse. For centuries the tides have brought in inspiration to writers and carried out messages in bottles. Today, Tidal is here to recognize the incoming work of outstanding women writers, and to provide the potential to carry the work beyond those writers' own desks and safe harbors out into a world that needs these voices amid the storms.
See Tidal as your own tide: Read it in your quiet hours, contribute to it as it inspires and shapes words from your own hands, share it with others who love words and stories as you do.
As Board Chair of the International Women’s Writing Guild, I invite you to embrace Tidal and the Guild’s mission to bring the words of women into ever-more-distant seas.
Judith Huge is Board Chair of the International Women's Writing Guild and Founder of the Goucher College Teachers’ Institute, a graduate program focused on the teaching of writing. She lives in Cape Cod, MA.