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    Writing Guidelines

    Are you curious about the lives of other baby boomer women? Are you willing to write a personal story that will allow others a peek into your life?

    Guidelines for Boomer Women Speak Submissions

    Please follow these simple, yet very important guidelines when submitting your story to Boomer Women Speak for the OUR VOICES section.

    • Stories only, please. We DO NOT accept articles or "how to" stories for the OUR VOICES section.
    • True stories of 1,800 words or less that make the reader happy, sad, or any emotion in between.
    • Written from the heart and give readers feelings of connectedness, encouragement, and/or support.
    • No sermons, biographies or book excerpts.
    • Be specific and draw the reader in by using particulars. Example: If you've moved across the country for your career, leaving a family and life-long friends behind:
      - How did you do it? Write about your feelings of the move, when you first told the family; Selling the house, your good-byes; arrival at your new home and your new job.
      - How did all of this affect your emotions, physical well-being, relationships, and values?
      - Was the move worth it? What did you learn from the experience? Any advice for others?
    • Simultaneous submissions are accepted.
    • Please only send your best and final work. We do not edit stories and they will be rejected if they contain errors.
    • Please give us ample time to review your work. If you have not heard back from us in a month, then send an e-mail to with OUR VOICES in the subject line. Also, we must have your full name, the title of your story, and the date it was submitted for an inquiry.
    • Please submit your story in a WORD attachment ONLY. Not in the body of an email. At the top of the story, include a short bio, web address, and email.
    • Please put OUR VOICES in the subject line so that we know which publication you story is for (NABBW or BWS) and e-mail your story submissions to

    For more information please read the FAQ page.

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