We are currently accepting submissions of personal essays and narrative nonfiction between 1000 – 3000 words on any topic. We only publish work by women and girls.
We are now accepting short stories up to 4,000 words.
We are currently closed to poetry.
We are excited to announce two new categories of submissions:
“New Voices” is a category for women and girls who have a story to tell but who do not consider themselves to be writers. If this is you, we would love to help you share your story with the world through a workshopping process. This is a nonfiction category. Send us your best effort at telling your story in a creative nonfiction or personal essay format. We will respond to you with feedback and advice to help you polish your submission, and work together with you to create a piece of nonfiction you’ll be proud to share with the world.
Interviews – Do you know an older 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 particularly interested in pieces exploring themes of love, loss, infertility, motherhood, marriage, divorce, blended families, and sisterhood. Occupation specific stories are also high on our wishlist. But, really, we’re open to anything. Good storytelling is what we are after; let your story shine in your submission!
We will consider reprinted work if we really love it, but we prefer unpublished pieces. If your piece has been published before, please let us know where so we can give credit where credit is due. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if your submission is accepted by another journal.
We request non-exclusive rights to post your work on our website for the duration of the life of this journal. If a piece first published with us is subsequently published in another journal, we request the Same to be cited as the first appearance of the work. If we choose your piece for our yearly anthology, you will be contacted and will receive a new request for the rights to publish your piece.
the Same is a new journal, and we regret that we are unable to pay our contributors at this time. We hope to be able to become a paying journal in the future. We will promote all our contributors on social media platforms, and will publish a yearly anthology of our favorite pieces.
All submissions are through Submittable.