If you would like to be a contributor to the Same, send your work to

We are currently accepting submissions of personal essays and narrative nonfiction between 1000 – 3000 words on any topic related to womanhood. We generally only publish essays by and for women, but the editor will publish a monthly essay written by a man celebrating womanhood if it is of exceptional quality.

We are now accepting fiction of 1,000 – 4,000 words.

We are now accepting poetry. While we have no line limits, we are drawn to shorter poems that pack an emotional punch.

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. Good storytelling is what we are after; let your story shine in your submission!

Please send your best work in a Word attachment, and include a short author bio of around 100 words. Feel free to include the url to your personal website in your bio.

We will consider reprinted work if we really love it, but we prefer unpublished pieces.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.

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