Storyteller’s Guidelines

Story Needs:

Submissions for our second collection of stories is currently closed.

If you are interested in being a part of Motherhood Through the Mysteries III we are accepting pitches via email:

Looking for practicing Catholics, writers of every level and mothers of every kind to participate in a special project, a collection of stories of motherhood and faith inspired by the mysteries of the Holy Rosary and their accompanying spiritual fruit.

There are 20 spots (mysteries) available for each round of short stories. The ideal piece would be 900-1200 words, well written, polished (edited) and focused on imagery, emotion and storytelling.

When writing your story please do so in light of the fruit of the mystery listed with it. We may not have experienced the events of the Rosary first hand but the virtues we pray for are much more familiar!

For example, if you chose The Carrying of the Cross; Fruit of the Mystery: Patience you could write about a time when your patience was stretched but it caused you to grow. Or maybe you choose The Visitation: Love of Neighbor and recall how someone was there for you when you needed them the most.

Take your reader on a journey!

Where was your heart when you began?

How did you encounter God in this situation?

What important events or details changed the way you saw things?

How did this experience change your perspective or increase your faith?

Where is your heart moving forward?

Our aim is to relate to and encourage others through joyful and sorrowful seasons alike. Be honest about your tests and trials and try to leave readers with a feeling of hope!

Please familiarize yourself with both the mysteries of the rosary and their assigned virtues (fruit) on the Submissions Page.

Prayerfully consider which mystery to reflect on and write about. You will hear within 6 weeks whether your piece will be published. If accepted, your story will go through 2-3 rounds of revision to ensure readability and check facts (such as Church teaching or scripture references). Writer approves all edits prior to publishing.

Please note that this project is a collaboration so, no monetary compensation is available however you may promote your own sites, causes, pages and businesses in a bio and head shot at the end of your feature. We will share your headshot, quotes and links to your story pages on all of our social medias!

Quick tips

-Use spell check

-Avoid cliché

-Write at least 3 drafts

-Talk to the reader like you would a friend

-Read it out loud, if it doesn’t sound right revise!

Terms & Conditions:
Submitting your story means you agree to the following terms and conditions. By submitting to Motherhood Through the Mysteries, you are granting full copyright permission indefinitely. Posts will acknowledge your authorship, but will be the property of Motherhood Through the Mysteries. When you submit your writing to this website, you hereby relinquish all claims to monetary compensation for any and all future uses. None of your information is ever shared with outside parties.


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