HerStry is an online literary magazine dedicated to empowering women through storytelling. HerStry publishes personal essays on our website every Wednesday. Personal essays are a way for our writers to tell the stories they want to tell. There are no rules. No themes. As long as the story is true and about you we want to share it. Nothing is off limits. 

Before submitting please check out herstryblg.com to see if you are a good fit for us. 

Because we cannot pay for personal essays it is free to submit. Because of that expect a 3-6 month response time. 

The Rules: 

  • All stories must be true and about you
  • All stories must be between 500 - 3,000 words
  • Stories must be submitted as word documents  of some sort. PDFs will not be considered. 
  • Stories must be submitted with a short third person bio and photo of the author
  • HerStry only accepts works from individuals who identify as women
We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.