Writing personal essays for magazines. Student essay rubric
Skirt! magazine publishes five to six personal essays every month on topics relating to women and women's interests. (They encourage you to define those terms broadly.) The editors invite contributors that “surprise, entertain and charm us!” Essays must fit one of the monthly print themes, be between 800 and 1100 words, and not have been published previously. Submission are due by the first day of the month preceding the theme, i.e., for the August theme, submit by July 1.
They’re all over your Facebook feed, and for good reason
Finally, there were those essays that directed outrage at society by describing incidents of sexism, abuse, or rape.These essays began to proliferate several years ago—precisely when is hard to say, but we can, I think, date the beginning of the boom to 2008, the year that Emily Gould wrote a first-person cover story, called “,” for the Times Magazine, which was about, as the tagline put it, what she gained and lost from writing about her intimate life on the Web.
Below are five well-respected magazines, newspapers and anthologies that consistently publish personal essay and memoir, along with information about how to submit. Some publish essays online as well as in print.