Saturday, April 21, 2018

HerStories Project Looking for Essay Writers -- Pays $80

The HerStories Project publishes first-person essays about what it’s like to be a Gen-X woman at midlife. It also considers opinion pieces and informational articles or features. (Note: We have a pretty loose definition of Gen X — anyone who’s now in their late thirties to late fifties.)

Although we are interested in essays about how any facet of your life at midlife — work, kids, marriage, care taking, and all the rest — affects your particular experience, we are not a parenting publication, per se. In other words, we are less interested in essays about how to parent or how to raise good children and more interested in you.

Suggested word count: 750-2000 words

To submit to The HerStories Project, please send your completed piece to, in an email (no attachments, please). Also, please include a short bio (2-3 sentences) and 2-3 links to other published pieces (if you have them).

Pay: $80 for a personal essay or opinion piece (Pay is negotiated for longer feature articles.)

If you are interested in writing a feature article, please pitch your idea(s) to and write “PITCH” in the subject line.

For full submission guidelines: