the Same is an online literary journal with the mission of advancing and celebrating the voices of women and girls. 

We only accept admissions from women.

We publish a yearly print anthology of the best work we receive throughout the year.

We nominate for the Pushcart Prize.

Please send only unpublished work.
We will be donating 12.5% of each entry fee for our writing contests to nonprofit organizations that empower women and girls!
Ends on January 31, 2019$3.00

We are now accepting submissions of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry for a print anthology. The theme is "Faith," and you are free to interpret this any way you choose. Submissions must be original and unpublished.

Submissions are open to all women and girls. Submissions must be written in English.

Nonfiction - 1,000 - 4,000 words

Fiction - 1,000 - 6,000 words

Poetry - No line limits

We regret that we are unable to pay our contributors. Proceeds from the anthology help keep the journal afloat and allow us to continue accepting most submissions with no reading fees. Contributors will be given a discount on the anthology upon publication. You can see our last anthology "Raising Her Voice" by clicking here.

We are currently accepting submissions of previously unpublished personal essays and narrative nonfiction between 1000 – 3000 words on any topic.

We are currently accepting previously unpublished short stories up to 4,000 words.

We are currently accepting poetry in any style with no line limits.

Send up to 6 poems in one Word document.

(We have reopened poetry submissions, but because of the massive amount of poetry we receive, we must charge a small reading fee for this category.)

“Editor's Workshop” is a category for writers who would simply like some constructive criticism on their Essay or Short Story work in progress. We will read your work and respond within two weeks with an in-depth critique of your work and will correspond with you to workshop your piece.

This is our only category that is open to both women and men. While only women's work will be considered for publication in our online journal, we are happy to support the writing of men and boys through the workshopping process.

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