personal essays:
Please keep your story between 900-300 words, approximately.

Your story can be written about anything. The purpose of this blog is to let women tell their stories. The best way to do that is to give as little guidance as possible in the way of topics. Nothing is off limits. (Examples: Family, Relationships, Sex, Travel, Reflections on life…). If you are writing on one of our monthly theme feel free to interpret that theme in any way you see fit. Again, nothing is off limits.

Since this blog is based on women telling stories about their own experiences rules are limited. All that HerStory asks is that writers refrain from harassing others, or using any type of hate speech. (But please feel free to swear all you want!)

It is not mandatory but is encouraged that all writers submit at least two photos with their story.


All writers are please asked to submit a short bio and a photo of themselves along with their stories. Writers may remain anonymous upon request.  

Poems are posted on the blog once a week. Please feel free to submit one or more poems to

HerStory published short fiction pieces every few months. If you would like to submit a short story email