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Please send only unpublished work.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!
We are now accepting microfiction of 100 words or less.
We are now accepting micropoetry of 4 lines or less.
You may include up to 6 previously unpublished pieces in one Word file.
**We are waiving this fee for the remainder of April**
Because of the massive amounts of Micro-Work we are receiving on a daily basis, we must charge a small reading fee for this category. We are raising the allowable number of pieces in each submission from 4 to 6.
For a model of what we're looking for, technically speaking (not in content or writing style) you can read a few chapters of the "Little River" serial at our website. Just scroll to the bottom of the page and use the category search to find it.)
We are adapting our submission process to begin with a pitch. Send us your pitch for a 10-20 chapter serial in any genre. If we like your idea, we will ask for a writing sample of 1-2 chapters. If it seems to be a good fit, we will move on from there to a submission of a complete serial of 10-20 chapters. Each chapter should be no longer than 1,000 words. Each serial should be submitted in one Word document containing all chapters, separated by page breaks, in 12 point Times New Roman. Please include an author bio, 100 words or less, with your submission.
Serials can be in any genre (except erotica) and feature male or female characters, but must be written by a woman. While we don't have any hard and fast content rules, we are not fans of extremely graphic violence, sex, or profanity. These elements are not prohibited, but they should be in good taste and necessary to the story.
By submitting your serial you are agreeing, upon acceptance, to allow the Same to publish your serial on our webpage in its entirety on a one chapter per week basis and to keep the serial on the webpage for the life of the journal. After the last chapter has been published on the journal's web page, you are free to publish your serial yourself or through another publication.
Payment for the rights to publish and maintain your serial on our website is $75 in US currency though PayPal. Along with this payment, you will also receive weekly promotion through our social media accounts.
We are looking for well-written and engaging reviews of books written by women. We are open to any genre or theme, but are particularly interested in new books and books with a feminist bent. We also want reviews of books written by women of color and women from the LGBT community.
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.