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  We depend on talented freelancers to write for us. Please send your query and/or submission in the body of your email. For more details on submissions, see our writer’s guidelines and details below:

WOW! Writer's Guidelines

WOW! welcomes queries and submissions from its readers. Remember each issue focuses on Women, Writing and the monthly Theme.

Please note: we do not accept general queries and submissions; they must fit with one of our upcoming themes.

Upcoming Themes:

We post upcoming themes in our email newsletter and on our social networks. You can sign up for our e-mail newsletter or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter @womenonwriting to keep up on the latest upcoming themes.

Columns, Word Counts and Pay Rates:

Twenty Questions:  $50
How 2 (1,500 - 2,000 Words): $75
Inspiration (1,500 - 2,000 Words): $75
Feature Interviews (up to 3,000 Words): $75
Feature Articles (up to 3,000 Words): $150


We do not accept reprints. If you would like to repurpose a previously published article, please notify us at the time of your query and include the proposed changes that will make it specifically suited to WOW!. Acceptance is not guaranteed and is up to the discretion of the editorial board.

We require First Electronic Rights and the right to archive the article indefinitely. After one month from the date of publication, rights revert back to the author. Although we support you in republishing your article in other online and print publications, we request that you not syndicate your article on sites that provide free content. This practice lowers the value of the piece we have published, and using those sites strips you of your rights to your own article.

By submitting your work to WOW!, you are agreeing to these rights and terms.


WOW! pays on publication by PayPal or check. When your submission is published, you will receive a “live link” email notification. When you receive the notice, please reply to the email with an invoice that includes your social security number and payment preferences.

*Note: if you opt for payment by check, please understand that it may take up to one month after publication for you to receive your payment. If you opt for PayPal payment, you will be paid within a week of publication.

How to Submit:

You may either query or send the completed article in the body of an email. WE DO NOT OPEN ATTACHMENTS. In the subject line you MUST include the words "Submission” or “Query.” Because of the high volume of spam we receive daily, emails that are not clearly addressed with the appropriate subject line may be deleted without being read.

Editorial Response:

WOW! has grown exponentially since its launch September 2006. While we are excited by the incredible interest and wonderful submissions from so many talented freelancers, we have found the need to amend our editorial response procedures.

We receive hundreds of queries every month and can no longer respond to every single query we receive. We will respond to freelancers whose queries show WOW! spirit, knowledge and understanding of our audience, a solid, fleshed-out article or interview idea, and which fit into our editorial calendar.

If you do not hear from us, please understand that it is not a disparagement against your writing, it is most likely that your submission does not suit our needs at this time.

Helpful Hints:

Study previous issues and take note of our tone and style. Consider the contents and structure of our various sections: Feature Articles, Feature Interviews, How2, Inspiration, etc. Once you have a feel for what we publish, consider your own expertise and interest.

We are looking for queries that have a fully fleshed-out idea, a rough breakdown of the content of the piece you are proposing, and any sources if applicable. Please also include your bio, writing samples, and any other information or links you feel are appropriate for our consideration.

Do not send an email containing nothing but links. We will not follow them across the web to seek your writing samples. Choose your best and most appropriate sample to include in the body of your email. (Yes, we know it will be a long email.)

If you aren't sure your piece will fit WOW!, query and let us look at it.

Send email to:


Please format your submission in “web friendly” 14pt Verdana font, single-spaced lines, block paragraphs, with one space after periods and other ending punctuation.

Response times vary but we try to get back with you within 2 months. If you haven't heard anything after that time, please query and mention your submission.

Good luck! And we look forward to your submissions.


  Want to contribute to WOW! Women On Writing's blog, Visit our The Muffin? Fridays are "Speak Out!" days on the blog, and we love to hear from our core audience of writers. Submit a guest post to our ongoing blogger program!

Your post can be about: writing inspiration, balancing family life/parenting with writing, craft of writing fiction/nonfiction, how-tos, tips for author promotion/marketing/social media, book reviews, writing prompts, special opportunities (paying markets for writers), publishing industry news/gossip, and anything you think our readers will love.

Please make sure that there is take-away value to our readers. No press releases please. We're more interested in hearing from our core audience--personal essays and humorous anecdotes are encouraged, as long as they provide something useful to our audience of writers--including a good laugh!

How to Submit: Submit your 250 - 500 word post in the body of your email to blog editor, Marcia Peterson. Upon acceptance, we will ask for your bio, links, bio photo, and any other pictures to illustrate the article. We look forward to hearing from you!



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