Jane's Stories Press Foundation

Writing that Brings Women to Life
Jane's Stories Press Foundation is an international, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports emerging and established women writers.
Jane Stories Press Foundation welcomes you to a world-spanning network of women authors.
See memories of the Jane Stories 2011 Retreat on the 2011 Retreat Page.
Learn about Jane's Story's 2012 Retreat at See Jane Write

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Susanna Lang, Christine Swanberg, and Tabinda Bashir,  four of the 31 authors in Jane's Stories IV: Bridges & Borders, read in the first Midwestern presentation of the "Women in Hot Water" book tour, "Cookies & Conundrums." See our Events Page.
Sandra Gale Lambert  is the first of our Jane's IV authors to be interviewed on TalkShoe. See more on the Events page.
Meet Jane member Gail Denham, a artist worth knowing. More on the ᅠMembers page
Jane Member Gayle Ann Weinstein read at Side Project theater's "Kindess Festival" and can be seen on YouTube 
Also, her story is slated to be published in video and text on Story Club Magazine.
More on  Members page 
Read Gayle's most recently published work: "Meet Me On The Corner," about her grandparents; 50th wedding anniversary here.
Evelyn's newest project is helping to promote the English translation of Searching for My Father, Tyrone Power by Romina Power. 
Read more on our Members Page
October 4, 2014
11am - 5pm
Hackney's on Lake
1514 E. Lake
Glenview, IL
Harvest Retreat for Women Authors
Harvest Retreat
If you haven't seen Glenda Bailey-Mershon's new website, take a look!
Likewise, author, Jane member, and presenter at the 2011 Retreat, Georgia Anne Banks-Martin, has a new website.
Jane's Stories Press Foundation
To Nurture Emerging and Established Women Authors
See the 2014 Retreat page for details!

Harvest Retreat Literary Contest

We will accept one submission of up to 50-words of prose and twenty lines of poetry (not including title) per author between July 1 & Sept 15, 2014. One prose piece will win a copy of Eve's Garden and one poem will receive a copy of The Alleluia Tree. Other prizes may be awarded. Must attend the retreat to participate.

Learn more about it on the opportunities page.

See the Retreat Schedule here.
Date Change for Retreat
Glenda Bailey-Mershon's Signing Party
 & 
Jane's Stories Fundraiser
Glenda Bailey-Mershon has generously offered the first Illinois signing of her magnificent debut novel, Eve's Garden, as a fundraiser for Jane's Stories Press Foundation. It will be held from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on October 5th at Bravo! Cuchina Italiano1701 Maple Ave Evanston, IL 60201, less than eight miles southeast of Hackney's on Lake, where, earlier, Glenda will present with Christine Swanberg at Jane's Harvest Retreat for Women Writers. 

For $25.00, each guest at the signing party will enjoy a selection of appetizers and one drink while celebrating with Glenda the publication of her first novel. She will show short videos about the book and Romani culture while we munch. Copies of Eve's Garden will be on sale and Glenda will sign previously purchased books as well as new ones. 

For those who stay for dinner with us afterwards, Bravo! promises to donate 10% of every bill at our table to JSPF. Because this is a fundraiser, the member discount will not apply.

​So don't miss the fun! Join us for the retreat, the signing party, and dinner!