I. Letter Requirements

  1. Writer is a Catholic woman of at least 19 years of age

  2. Letter is no more than 1500 words 

  3. Written as a letternot as a typical blogpost or essay

  4. Letter is story-oriented, anecdotal and descriptive

  5. Letter speaks to the interests, states-in-life and needs of our target audience (Catholic women twenty-somethings)


Call for Women of Color & Women Over 35

We believe in the importance of diversity - diversity of race, of age and of experience - especially as it relates to our mission of representing the women in the Catholic Church. We want this diversity in the Church to be reflected in our growing letter collection.

That’s why we’re asking women of color and women over the age of 35 to consider submitting a letter. We would love to hear and learn from you!

Note that if you are not a woman of color or over 35, this does not mean we won’t accept a letter from you. Please still submit your letter! We accept letters from all Catholic women.

II. Deadlines

  • Sunday, October 14th

    • Submission deadline: Submission portal will close at 11:59pm EST.

  • Sunday, October 21st

    • We will notify you if your letter has been accepted or rejected; some accepted letters might also require revisions.

  • Sunday, October 28

    • Deadline for revisions: If your letter was accepted and if you were given revisions, you must have revisions made by this date.

  • By Wednesday, October, 31

    • Scans of your letter have been sent to The Catholic Woman Co.

III. Copyright Disclaimer

By contributing a letter to The Catholic Woman, you are granting The Catholic Woman copyright permission to publish, use, advertise with, distribute and reproduce your message on a non-exclusive and perpetual, basis, along with the right to incorporate any such content into any format or medium developed. When you submit your letter on this website, you hereby relinquish all claims to monetary compensation for any and all of these uses.