The Purple Fig publishes honest, compelling personal essays. If you are not a trained literary goddess, that’s okay, we want to hear from you anyway. We want all ages because the journey has many different stages. Raw, relatable stories that cover everything from looking for love to staying in love; from partying to parenting; from personal creativity to professional success. The journey of a woman is not an uncomplicated one. We want pieces full of honesty, humility and humour. If one can admit something that is difficult to say, another will feel inspired to do the same. If you don’t think of yourself as a writer, don’t worry, we will help you tell your story. We rock the old school process of writing drafts and working with an editor to fulfill the piece’s potential.
These stories should illustrate the lessons learned along the way. The whole “Look at me juggling my job, my husband, my kids and I look good too!” blabber is NOT what we’re looking for.
The idea of The Purple Fig is to create a community for women to share stories and relate without the filters of ego and self-consciousness. By doing this together, we can produce a more authentic portrayal of the journey of a woman and in turn evolve stronger and more successful. So, if you think you can give us an honest, well-written piece, we want to hear your idea. We accept personal essays, shorter blog/columns and article ideas. Please click here for some tips on how to create a kick ass TPF essay.
Remember, TPF publishes only original content, but once it’s been published on our site, you are the owner and you’re welcome to post it anywhere else with a complimentary ‘Originally published on The Purple Fig. PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT PIECES UNDER 1000 WORDS.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your finished draft.