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

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.


HERE IS A LIST OF OUR CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS:


Allie Gravitt

Marietta, Georgia

@whenalliewrites

alliegravitt.com

Narrative Prose/Literary Fiction


Amy Knott

United Kingdom

@amylouiseknott

Short Fiction


Amy Littleford

United Kingdom, Cambridgeshire

@amylittleford.author

amylittleford.wixsite.com/amylittleford

Short Story


Angelique Rodrigues

Girona, Spain

@angeliquerodriguesauthor

Poetry


April Stults

Central Florida

@AprilStultsBooks

aprilstultsbooks.com

Poetry

Araceli Romo

Los Angeles, California

@madhats_writes

Poetry

Ashleigh Cattermole-Crump

New Zealand

@ashleigh_cattermole_author

Literary Fiction


Asiyah Jassat

Leicester , United Kingdom

@simply.assi

Metaphorical Prose


Breanna Leslie

West Virginia, USA

@breetleslie

Creative Nonfiction


Carol Kavanagh

Tokyo, Japan

@ckworkart

makingtimeck.wordpress.com

Poetry/Art


Catherine Grace

Florence, South Carolina

@1catherinegrace

Spoken Poetry/Sci-Fi Existential


Christine Minucci

Brooklyn, New York

@cj6274

Poetry


Christine Weimer

@amindfulwriter

Amindfulwriter.com

Personal Essay

Claudia Sanders

Houston, Texas

@clau.sanders

Claudiasanders.carrd.co

Poetry


Cynthia Rodriguez (Cyn)

New York City

@cyn.is.cyn

Createdbycyn.com

Poetry


Diya Nijhawan

USA

@musesofapoet

linktr.ee/musesofapoet

Poetry


Elizabeth Motes

Dallas, Texas

@emotes.writes

Contemporary Short Story


Ella Walker

Highland Park, Illinois

@ellarwalker

Poetry


Emma O’Keefe

Petaluma, California

@goodgawdmaude

Creative Prose


Gina M. Kane

Hudson Valley, New York

@itsgmkaneee

linktr.ee/itsgmkaneee

Poetry


Hannah Godfrey

Greensboro, North Carolina

@hannahgodfreywrites

Creative Prose/Sci-Fi Short Story


Jo McClelland-Phillips

Hartley, New South Wales

@JoMcClellandPhillips

jomcclelland.com


Kassie Duke

Orlando, Florida

@dukeofverse

littoquit.com

Literary Fiction


Kenzie Green

Nebraska, USA

@authorkenziegreen

Authorkenziegreen.com

Lyrical Poetry


Kimberly Hernandez

Brooklyn, New York

@___k_i_m_

Poetry


Kristine Blevins

Virginia, USA

@kristineblevinsauthor

Poetry


L. R. Sterling

Atlanta, Georgia

@lrsterlingpoetry

Poetry


Laura Christine

Bay Shore, NY

@LauraChristine21

Poetry


Laura Phoenix Power

Atlanta, GA

@phoenixpowerwriter

lauraphoenixpower.com

Poetry


Leigh Yenrick

Chicago, Illinois

@smallsquarepoems

leighyenrick.com

Poetry


Liahona West

Pacific Northwest, USA

@liahonawestwrites

LiahonaWestAuthor.com

Flash Fiction


Linda M. Crate

Meadville, Pennsylvania

@authorlindamcrate

Poetry


Makayla Ruebush

Las Cruces, New Mexico

@missmak3

swallowingstones.com

Nonfiction Prose


Mallory Rowe

Tallahassee, Florida

@malloryroweauthor

Malloryrowe.com

Poetry



Meg Reynolds

Burlington, VT

@megreynolds_poetry

megreynoldspoetry.com

Poetry Comics


Mimi Walker

Ojai, California

@mimiwalks4

Poetry


Patricia Ihm

Delkab, Illinois

@pattyihm

pattyihm.com

Nonfiction Prose


Penny Walsh

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

@pennywalsh_writing

Pennywalsh.co.uk

Memoir/Nonfiction


Rashmi Rekha Bora

Assam, India

@_imrunjun_

Womencentric Fiction


Robyn Spodek-Schindler

Manapalan, New Jersey

@spodekschindlerbooks

Robynspodekschindler.com

Personal Essay/Free-Verse Poetry


Sahana K.T.

Bangalore, India

@sahana_k.t

Poetry


Samantha Kolber

Montpelier, Vermont

@sampoetmfa

Samanthakolber.com

Speculative Short Fiction


Sarah Slade

Somerset, United Kingdom

@Sladeylady69

Poetry


Shell Sherwood

Hudson Valley, New York

@shellsherwood_writes

shellsherwood.com

Free-Verse Poetry


Silence Staats

Ontario, Canada

@serrated.silence

Nonfiction Prose


Silvia Young

California, USA

@fem_truth

Femtruthyouth.org

Poetry


Sydney Smith