We are accepting submissions for our new publication on Substack!
Submissions will be accepted for Midstory Magazine on a rolling basis until March 1, 2024. Submit your writing below.

Midstory Magazine is seeking personal essays about life, love, loss, and friendship at midlife.

We are now accepting personal essay submissions for Midstory Magazine about love, loss, and friendship at midlife. These stories could incorporate coupling and uncoupling, keeping and ending friendships, and grieving the loss of relationships or loved ones during this messy middle of life. We are looking for a strong, clear writing voice and raw, honest storytelling, in keeping with our mission to elevate the voices of midlife women.

We are also accepting submissions for our "Unsent Letters" column. Do you have an unsent letter — to a first love, to a long lost relative, to an unhelpful  colleague, to a stranger who has wronged you —somewhere in your drafts folder or in an old notebook? Submit a letter (anonymous, if you choose) to us. 

Preferred word count: 750-2000 words

Pay: $50 for accepted essays

Completed drafts only. No pitches, please.

As our publication grows, one of our first priorities is to increase the pay rate for our writers to $100.

Please allow at least 4 weeks for a response.

If you are a paid subscriber to Midstory Magazine wanting to submit to our monthly subscriber-only calls for submissions, please submit your writing here. Become a paid subscriber and support our publication here.