Every moment is enormous and it is all we are.”
- "Dancing at the Edge of the Spotlight" by Rachel Furey
- "The Mommy Inside the Rocks," by Kathryn Wallingford
- "How Do the Dead Drink Tea?" by Alison Lee
- "I Am Here" by Suzanne Perryman
- "One Child" by Gloria Barone Rosanio
- "Solidify" by Jackie Cangro
- "Gifts from Grandma" by Justine Uhlenbrock
- "Housekeeping" by Elizabeth Mosier
- "It's Really Going to Be Okay" by Christine Carter
- "A Baby Story" by Emily Hatch
- "The Condom" by Pauline Combow
- "Confessions of Uncharitable Thoughts Toward Others" by Annie Lampman
We're looking for fresh voices: writing about experiences that shape us, moments that define us.
Want to submit to HerStories Voices?
We're thrilled to announce our latest HerStories Project addition: a new column called HerStories Voices. Here we'll publish two essays per month. We're looking for the kind of writing that moves us, amazes us, and makes us wish that we had written it ourselves. As always, we want to highlight the best of women's voices and show the uniqueness and commonalities of women's experiences.
We are continuing with our monthly themes this year. Our September theme is FRIENDSHIP, October's is FEAR, and November's is GRATITUDE.
Guidelines for Writers:
- Send your essay in the body of an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. No attachments, please. Include a short bio and your social media links.
- The HerStories Project will pay $40 for essays accepted for publication. You will hear from us within three weeks if your essay has been accepted.
- We are looking for personal essays of up to 2000 words. (What do we mean by personal essays? Check out this post....)
- Send us an essay focused on an experience or moment - big or small - that transformed you or made you realize something important.
- Make sure that your essay grabs our attention as readers from the start and makes us think and feel at the end.
- By submitting your essay to HerStories Voices, you agree to make sure that The HerStories Project is given credit for first publication of the essay, along with a link to the HerStories site.
- The September theme for our column is FRIENDSHIP.
Need some examples of personal essays about memorable moments that we love? Here are some from former HerStories contributors: