Venus Rising: Musings & Lore from Women Writers

Updated: Mar 27

Our Galaxy Publishing wrote a book with some of their favorite women writers.

Venus Rising: Musings & Lore from Women Writers is available here.

We did it. Together with over 50 women across more than five countries, we are showcasing raw thoughts and emotions, encapsulating individual experiences.

Our Galaxy Publishing exists to provide a space for innovative, dynamic women to amplify their voices and be heard the way they wanted to be heard; for their truth, trauma, healing, and strength. The press advocates for storytelling in its rawest form, creating a platform where women can speak their minds and build a community without stigma, shame, and care for what is taboo. It’s designed to be a place where vast stories can be told without feeling boxed into any confines outside ourselves.

We connect with storytelling because we’re all seeking an explanation and purpose for our human experience, searching for a way to make sense of self. Stories remind us of who we are and how we got here. They bring individuals together, conveying the values and insights that unite us. Through stories, we cultivate new ways to grow.

This anthology encapsulates the voices of over 50 women from throughout the United States and over five countries around the world. They are of different ages, lifestyles, cultural backgrounds, and personal values. Across more than ten genres of writing, each woman has given us a piece of themselves.

They are symbolic of what it means to embrace the power of telling the untold story, to shed light on the parts of ourselves that have been shoved in the dark. There should be no box with a lid for some stories to be hidden, and the contributing authors you’ll be reading have put a spotlight on it all.

The divine feminine in us will not allow us to hide. She is a monarch of expressiveness. She is sensitive by nature, nurturing through an instinct that creates space for compassion. As a heart-centered intuit, the divine feminine reflects on the power of shared wisdom and innovation.

And she sits close to the sun. Taking in the heat, basking in the light, the divine feminine reigns through Venus, accentuating love as it orbits.

We are the divine feminine rising in Venus. We are healing and harmonizing the truth of our star-born journeys, collectively shooting for the beauty in our lessons learned. Accumulative insight passes down our celestial bodies, each in tune with our unique motions while still moving together.

Our stories combine in the foreground of our transcendence, exhibiting an array of odysseys trudged through infinities of unknown planes divine feminine must cross to ascend.

But those tales are no longer untold. They are Venus Rising.

I am so proud of all the women who are a part of this with us. Please read our blog A Multi-author Collection that Endorses Change to find out what we’re doing with the proceeds.


Christine is an editor, publisher, two-time published poet, and copywriter from Queens, New York, seeking an innovative way to amplify women’s voices and advocate for their stories. In 2019, she co-founded Our Galaxy Publishing, a one-stop-shop press collaborating with aspiring authors and innovators to unleash their creativity, amplify their voices, and publish their dreams. Her first poetry collection, Tainted Lionheart, won the Gold Medal award for Readers’ Favorite 2021.


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Marietta, Georgia


Narrative Prose/Literary Fiction

Amy Knott

United Kingdom


Short Fiction

Amy Littleford

United Kingdom, Cambridgeshire

Short Story

Angelique Rodrigues

Girona, Spain



April Stults

Central Florida



Araceli Romo

Los Angeles, California



Ashleigh Cattermole-Crump

New Zealand


Literary Fiction

Asiyah Jassat

Leicester , United Kingdom


Metaphorical Prose

Breanna Leslie

West Virginia, USA


Creative Nonfiction

Carol Kavanagh

Tokyo, Japan



Catherine Grace

Florence, South Carolina


Spoken Poetry/Sci-Fi Existential

Christine Minucci

Brooklyn, New York



Christine Weimer


Personal Essay

Claudia Sanders

Houston, Texas



Cynthia Rodriguez (Cyn)

New York City


Diya Nijhawan




Elizabeth Motes

Dallas, Texas


Contemporary Short Story

Ella Walker

Highland Park, Illinois



Emma O’Keefe

Petaluma, California


Creative Prose

Gina M. Kane

Hudson Valley, New York



Hannah Godfrey

Greensboro, North Carolina


Creative Prose/Sci-Fi Short Story

Jo McClelland-Phillips

Hartley, New South Wales


Kassie Duke

Orlando, Florida


Literary Fiction

Kenzie Green

Nebraska, USA


Lyrical Poetry

Kimberly Hernandez

Brooklyn, New York



Kristine Blevins

Virginia, USA



L. R. Sterling

Atlanta, Georgia



Laura Christine

Bay Shore, NY



Laura Phoenix Power

Atlanta, GA



Leigh Yenrick

Chicago, Illinois



Liahona West

Pacific Northwest, USA


Flash Fiction

Linda M. Crate

Meadville, Pennsylvania



Makayla Ruebush

Las Cruces, New Mexico


Nonfiction Prose

Mallory Rowe

Tallahassee, Florida



Meg Reynolds

Burlington, VT


Poetry Comics

Mimi Walker

Ojai, California



Patricia Ihm

Delkab, Illinois


Nonfiction Prose

Penny Walsh

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom



Rashmi Rekha Bora

Assam, India


Womencentric Fiction

Robyn Spodek-Schindler

Manapalan, New Jersey


Personal Essay/Free-Verse Poetry

Sahana K.T.

Bangalore, India



Samantha Kolber

Montpelier, Vermont


Speculative Short Fiction

Sarah Slade

Somerset, United Kingdom



Shell Sherwood

Hudson Valley, New York


Free-Verse Poetry

Silence Staats

Ontario, Canada


Nonfiction Prose

Silvia Young

California, USA



Sydney Smith