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    Winter 2022 Theme (SUBMISSIONS CLOSED): Female Friendship

    We are looking for personal essays about friendship at midlife.

    With the reboot of Sex and the City and the success of Showtime's Yellowjackets, I've been reading and listening to lots of "think pieces" about middle-aged women and about female friendships during midlife.

    These analyses are thought-provoking, but we want to read more of are real women's stories. What are your friendships like now? What are the fissures, the pleasures, the challenges? What have you realized about specific friendships, or about the role of friendship in general?

    Completed drafts and original work only, please.

    Simultaneous submissions permitted, as long as you notify us.

    Word count: 750-1200 words.

    Payment: $50

    Submissions will be accepted and published on an ongoing basis through the end of February.

    You will receive notification of the status of your submission within 4 weeks.

    We are not able at this point to provide individual feedback on each submission.

    — co-editors Jessica Smock and Stephanie Sprenger