May 2015 Uncategorized

Bryn Mawr Woman: Submission Guidelines

Bryn Mawr Woman is an alumna-written column that highlights the broad range of experiences typical to the various stages of a woman’s life. Alumnae are encouraged to submit personal essays that focus on an experience or situation that is universally appealing and springs from some central dilemma the writer has faced. It helps if the situation has a contemporary edge, though this is not essential. Most important is that the writing be emotionally honest and the story be freshly and compellingly told. Writers whose essays are published will be paid $500.

Send submissions to using these guidelines:

– Length: 700 words; the editors reserve the right to edit your work.
– Please submit your finished essay either in a Word document or paste it into the body of an e-mail. (Multiple e-mails with various versions and/or components cannot be accepted.)
– Include your name, class year, and two to three sentences of biographical information for publication.
– Include a high-resolution headshot (1 megabyte or larger) in the form of a .jpg or .tif file to be published along with your essay.
– No pseudonyms (including yours), composite characters, or invented situations may be used.

We will attempt to respond to every submission within four weeks, though response times might vary.