Anthology Author Form

Welcome to the Publish Her Author Community

Whether this is your first time being published, or you’ve published in the past—congratulations! Your essay has been selected to be featured in “Publish Her Anthology: Dear Body,” which is scheduled to be released this summer.

Thank you for your contribution! Publish Her anthologies serve several purposes. In addition to elevating the words, stories and writing of women like you, 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of Publish Her anthologies benefit publishing grants for underrepresented women authors. That means that by sharing your work, you help lift up other women whose work may otherwise be overlooked.

A reminder of the terms:

  • Payment: Authors receive $25 for stories selected to be included in “Publish Her Anthology: Dear Body.” Payment is send via PayPal or Venmo. In lieu of a cash payment, you may elect to receive a hardcover copy of the book.
  • Rights: Publish Her requests first serial rights on the stories published in this anthology, meaning the story should not have appeared anywhere else, either in print or online. (This includes publication on an author’s own website.) If your story is published in the anthology, we request a period of exclusivity (one year) and the right to keep the story in print as part of the anthology. Publish Her does not request more rights than needed to produce this anthology or place any limits on what the author can do with the story after the exclusivity period. Copyright always remains with the author.
  • Editing: It is unlikely that your essay will appear exactly as you wrote it in the book. Every essay selected to be published in a Publish Her anthology goes through four stages of editing—developmental editing, line editing, copy editing and proofreading. Some essays may be more heavily edited than others. You will have an opportunity to review your piece before it goes to print. If you are not comfortable with the edits to your essay, you may withdraw your submission.
  • Marketing: As a member of the Publish Her author community, we ask that you share information about the book with your networks and participate in book events as you are able. Together we make a greater impact!

If you agree to these terms, please submit the form below. A member of our team will be in touch soon with next steps.