A Word from the Editor

Welcome to Issue 8.1!

We are so excited to announce the winner of our first Poetry Contest!

Kim Dhillon blew us away with her poem”To The Woman Crying in the Airport Lounge (After Kim Addonizio).”

I know you’re anxious to read the winning poem, and we will be delighted to share it with you this Friday, along with an interview with the author! Congratulations, Kim!


In other news, we are looking for a new addition to our team here at the Same. If you are interested in becoming our new “Social Media Manager – US”, please send us a quick email via the contact link at the top of the page to request more information. This is currently a volunteer position, and your role can be easily adapted to fit your availability. Feel free to request information with no pressure; asking about the job is in no way committing to anything.


We also want to announce a change in one of our submission categories. We are still looking for our next featured serial. If you are a woman writer looking for a lot of publicity to broaden your platform, consider writing for us! We pay $75 for a serial of 10-20 1,000-word chapters. We originally set it up to accept completed serials, but we are trying out a pitch process now. If you have an idea for a serial, you can submit your pitch with no reading fee via Submittable. If we like your idea, we will ask for a writing sample. If it seems like a good fit, we’ll move forward from there. Please feel free to share with your writing friends!

Now on to the good stuff! This week, we’re thrilled to present three fabulous pieces by three talented women writers. We are bringing you “The Old Lady of Gaglione,” a nonfiction piece by Monica Graff, “The Beauty Regimen of Loose Women,” a short story by Tabitha Lawrence, and “Stone Fruit,” a poem by L. Mari Harris. These are really great pieces, and I know you’re going to enjoy them. Connect with these women online and let them know you enjoyed their work!

Until next time!


Rachel Holbrook

Editor in Chief

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