If there’s something you really wish you could go back and tell your younger self, or something you wish your big sister had told you – write it down. And send it in to us.
We’re pretty swamped with submissions right now, and we can’t promise to reply, but we promise to read and consider it!
What We Publish
Stories. Your life, your lessons learned, your experience.
Things you wish you’d read 1, 5, or 10 years ago. Write a letter to your younger self, or pretend your someone’s big sister and you need to tell them a story.
Boldness. We want you to cut to the heart of the matter and be unafraid to tell it like it is. There’s a lot of watered down advice out there – but we’re looking for what ISN’T talked about.
Your Actual Life. Dating older men, dating way younger men, depression, mental health issues, bi-racial relationships, racial differences, porn, your sex drive or lack thereof, addictions, family, abuse, unhealthy relationships, your childhood, all of it. We publish anonymous stories, if you prefer to not have your name posted.
Rawness. Most people find us by searching Google for things like, “my husband is watching porn,” “how do I date a Christian man?” “I can’t stop ______” “my boyfriend is cheating on me” “my sex drive is higher than my husband” and “what do I do with my sex drive as a single woman?” If you’ve dealt with something that you haven’t heard anyone else talking about, this is the place to share it.
Truth. We believe that truth heals. When writing your story, please identify & share the truth that helped you move forward in life. Don’t be afraid to talk about why you didn’t know or believe the truth beforehand.
Perspective. Has your perspective on femininity, masculinity, gender, sex, or God massively changed over the years? Did you grow up one way, and end up another? Tell us your before, middle, and at least the beginning of your new after.
Word Count: 800-1200. We make exceptions if necessary.
Proofing. PLEASE spell-check and re-read your submission. Some submissions can’t be published because we don’t have the time to correct errors.
Credit: When you submit your story, you will be able to give your name and any info (blog, Twitter, etc) you’d like credited. We can also publish you anonymously if necessary.
Submission Agreement: All submissions are accepted and published under the terms determined & disclosed by the GWP Submission Agreement. By submitting your story, you allow permission for minor edits.
Note: We are currently unable to personally respond to every single submission. Many submissions are saved for later months, so don’t worry if you don’t see yours published immediately. When your post is scheduled for publishing, we will try to let you know ahead of time. Thank you!
Ready To Submit?
Please submit your story by clicking here .
Email lauren[at]goodwomenproject.com if you have issues or questions.