Write for HerStry

HerStry 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!

Not a great writer but have a story you want to share? Not a problem! We are here to help. No matter what your skill as a writer we welcome your story. We'll work with you to make your story the best that it can be in hopes of getting it publication ready.

personal essays

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HerStry publishes personal essays on our website 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 500 - 3,000 words

  • Stories must be submitted as word documents of some sort. Please DO NOT paste your submission into the body of the email.

  • Stories must be submitted with a short bio and photo of the author

  • Submit your story to submissions@herstryblg.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 online 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 500 - 3,000 words

  • Stories must be submitted as word documents of some sort. Please DO NOT paste your submission into the body of the email

  • Stories must be submitted with a short bio and photo of the author

  • Submit your story to submissions@herstryblg.com


The Herstry ANTHOLOGY: Volume One

Introducing the HerStry Anthology. Our very first in print collection of women's stories. Our first anthology will be called Beginnings and will feature stories centered around the theme of Beginning. The anthology will be illustrated by our favorite artist Sarah Messina.

What we are looking for:

  • Raw, honest, true stories from women around the world

  • Previously unpublished stories

  • Stories should range in length from 1,0000 - 8,0000 words

  • Manuscirpts should be well edited

  • Authors should submit their work in the form of a word document. Please no PDFs.

  • Authors should submit a short third person bio and an author photo along with their story

  • Authors should submit their work as follows: First Name Last Name Title

  • Stories should focus on the theme of Beginnings in some way

Submission deadline is April 21st, 2019

Chosen authors will recieve a payment of $10 for their story, a free copy of Beginnings: HerStry Anthology Volume One, a discount code for freinds and family, and other great HerStry swag. The HerStry Anthology will be printed with an ISBN number as well putting the author and their work in the Library of Congress.

HerStry welcomes new and established authors. We believe every woman has a story worth telling. Women of color and LGBTQIA+ writers espcially encouraged to submit.

** Submission Fee goes toward helping HerStry pay for the cost of printing the anthology.

 
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Join the Babes

If you don’t have an essay ready to submit but still want to be part of the community join our Facebook group, Babes Who Write! An inclusive community for women who are looking to collaborate with other lady writers.

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