Building your story

General guidelines

I will be developing detailed submission guidelines soon and posting my own story.

For now, work on your story as a personal essay of no more than 4,000 words.

What to include

  • Describe your relationship with your mother before and during your caregiving experience. 
  • Describe conversations, family events and other details to allow readers to be in the story with you, sharing your emotions and reactions as events unfolded.
  • Be sure to share how the experience changed you. Were you able (or unable) to resolve past wounds between you and your Mother? Did you grow as a daughter, as a woman, as a mom?