What has the pandemic been like for you?
The HerStories Project is a writing and publishing community for Gen-X women at midlife. We publish personal essays and anthologies, teach writing workshops, and lead online writing groups. We've just launched a new membership for writers.
Our next anthology will be about how midlife women have fared during this pandemic. We want to publish stories of how women's lives have changed — their work lives, their family lives, their marriage and partnerships, their friendships, their relationships with their community.
We're announcing a call for submissions for this anthology. If you haven't already, we would also appreciate it if you filled out this brief survey to help us understand a wider perspective of women's experiences.
We also have a private group for women interested in discussing the book project and the issues related to it. The private group is off of Facebook. You can join here.
Thank you so much for your time.
Jessica and Stephanie, co-editors of the HerStories Project
Word Count: Maximum of 2500 words. (Preferred word count 1500 to 2000 words)
Submissions Period: February 25 to April 15, 2021.
Payment: A $50 honorarium will be paid to each selected contributor.
No multiple submissions. No previously published material.
Please read these guidelines about powerful personal essay writing. Tell us a story. We are not looking for op-eds and blog posts.
Publication date: Late spring/early summer 2021
Accepted file types: Word, PDF
Rights: First edition exclusive anthology rights for the first six months of publication
Our New Membership
Our membership includes daily lessons, prompts, weekly Zoom meetings, a private community of writers, regular feedback, and accountability partners.
Our Free Community
Join our free writing community off of Facebook and connect with other midlife writers.
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