Write for HerStry

HerStory welcomes writers of all levels and talents to tell their stories.* We are proud to have published stories from women around the world. We accept all types of stories as long as they are true and about you. No topic is off limits!

Check out our guidelines below.

 

personal essays

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HerStory publishes personal essays every Wednesday. Personal essays are a way for our writers to tell the stories they want to tell. There are no rules. No themes. As long as the story is true and about you we want to share it. Nothing is off limits. 

The Rules: 

  • All stories must be true and about you
  • All stories must be between 900 - 3000 words
  • Stories must be submitted as Word Documents (We do not accept Google Docs)
  • Stories must be submitted with a short bio and photo of the author. 
  • Submit your story to herstryblg@gmail.com

monthly theme

If you are interested in writing a personal essay but don't know what to write about, we can help! We dedicate the last week of each month to a predetermined theme. You are free to write any type of story you would like as long as it is true, about you, and is based on the monthly theme in some way. To check out a list of our upcoming themes click here.

The Rules: 

  • All stories must be true and about you
  • All stories must follow the theme in some way (but that way is open to interpretation)
  • All stories must be between 900 - 3000 words
  • Stories must be submitted as Word Documents (We do not accept Google Docs)
  • Stories must be submitted with a short bio and photo of the author. 
  • Submit your story to herstryblg@gmail.com.
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fiction

On very rare occasions HerStory does publish the work of female fiction writers. Short story submissions are always welcome. We like it best when the stories have strong female leads! 

The Rules: 

  • All stories must be between 1000 - 5000 words.
  • All stories must be submitted as Word Documents (We do not accept Google Docs) 
  • Stories must be submitted with a short bio and photo of the author.
  • Submit your story to herstryblg@gmail.com.

poetry

HerStory publishes poetry on every Monday. We are always accepting poetry for consideration but be advised that it could take up to 6 months to see it on the blog due to the high number of submissions we receive and accept. 

The Rules: 

  • All poems should be your original work.
  • All poems must be submitted as a Word Document (We do not accept Google Docs)
  • Submit your poem to herstryblg@gmail.com.

 

*HerStory reserves the right not to publish anything it deems hateful or harmful to others.