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Essay submissions

Mythos is looking for long-form essays about what contemporary womanhood looks like in your life. This is not a strict guideline for topics, which can be as broad and creative as you like, but we ask that they engage in some capacity with the themes of womanhood, or moments in which gender played a role in your story. Essays can be written as personal narrative or creative nonfiction. Whether you're speaking from your own experience or about the experiences of women you know, we are looking for your authentic voices and stories. Please share with interested friends!

Essays can be 1,000 to 3,000 words in length. You may submit for consideration completed pieces, or brief proposals (200 words max) for potential essays, which our editors will pursue with you if interested. 

Please include a short biographical statement with your essays and proposals, which should be emailed to and Note that we accept simultaneous submissions, but you must notify us if your work is picked up elsewhere. 

Thank you for your generosity in submitting to Mythos. We can't wait to read you.

About the editor: Bindu Bansinath is a writer and English major at Columbia. Her previous publications include PANK, CALYX, The Columbia Review, Birds of Lace, Word Riot, The 2River View, and others. She is an editorial intern at Alfred A. Knopf at Penguin Random House.