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Please send only unpublished work.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!
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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 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 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You may include up to 6 previously unpublished pieces in one Word file.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.

We are now open to submissions of serials.

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.

This short story competition is open to all women and girls. Must be written in English.


We are looking for an excellently crafted and beautifully written, original and unpublished short story of 1,000 - 6,000 words on the theme of "Freedom."


1st Place: $100 US dollars (via PayPal), and inclusion in our annual print anthology.

2nd Place: $50

3rd Place: $25

All stories submitted and not chosen for the top three will automatically be considered for publication in the online journal.


Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please withdraw your submission immediately if it is accepted elsewhere.

Multiple submissions are acceptable, but each submission requires a separate submission and entry fee.

A portion of the entry fee will be donated to Care.org.

Deadline is June 15, 2018.


(Please read guidelines carefully. This contest is open only to women and girls. Any submission fees associated with work written by men cannot and will not be refunded.)

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.


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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.)
Do you know a woman who has had an effect on your life and whose story you want to share with the world? We would love for you to interview her and submit the interview to us. We truly believe these stories are worthy of being shared, and we want to give you a platform to do just that. Click here for the list of interview questions for this category.
We are now accepting submissions of Book Reviews.

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.


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“New Voices” is a category for new writers or writers who would simply like some constructive criticism on their Essay or Short Story work in progress. We will read your work and respond 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.