Nerdy Girl Success, Inc. and the LeadHERship magazine is here to:

  • be a platform for women and girls of all ages so their stories can be told and their voices heard.
  • celebrate women who are blazing a trail for all of us whether they are our fore mothers, current peers or the future leaders.
  • shine a light on the unconscious biases that we have and examining them so we can understand and change.
  • find humor and common ground as these are necessary for creating bonds with one another, feeling connected and invested.

We are looking for original content in the form of

  • Sharing personal experiences related to the issue’s topic.
  • Discussion proving articles that are well researched  and connections between one’s personal experience and larger social issues.
  • Fictional pieces
  • Poetry or song lyrics
  • Interviews with women making an impact on their community.
  • Reviews of books, movies, podcasts and music that are women centered are welcome.
  • Photographs and illustrations that embody the issues theme.

Features are 2,000 to 2,500 words.

  • Interviews
  • Essay or Article
  • Personal Perspective

Reviews are 1, 000 to 1,500 words.

  • Movies, books, music or podcasts that focus on women and women’s issues

Issue Themes

Issue themes are idea starters rather than the four corners to stay within. We have listed below some key words and prompts that may assist you in any idea creation. There is no need to be literal in your thought process for your pitch. If you’ve got an idea that you think works for our magazine but you feel doesn’t necessarily fit the theme, please feel free to submit it anyway.

Pitch submitting dates for the Winter Issue are from 8/1/19 – 11/1/19

Winter 2019, Issue 4: Change

Change: the act or instance of making or becoming different.

This time of year is when most of us are all thinking about change. We are assessing our businesses, ourselves, our lives. What goals did we achieve and which ones were missed? What goals do we want to set for the new year?

We are entering a new election cycle and many of us are craving change within our communities. What are we willing to do to see that change happen?

Many of us embrace change while others avoid it at all costs. In this issue, we’ll examine change. Why it happens, who sets the standards and more.

Here are some thoughts and idea prompts:

  • Why do some of us avoid change, even when we know that we need to?
  • When is change not necessary yet we feel we need to? Who sets those standards of change?
  • What are some of the consequences you have faced (both good and bad) through your decision to make a change?

KEY WORDS: change, transformation, transform, societal standards for change, resolutions, seasons, changes you want to see in your community, changes you want to see in yourself

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  • If you’re looking for LeadHERship to review your book, music, podcast, film we encourage you to be familiar with our organization. If you have something you think matches with our mission and would like us to review, please reach out to us.


  • Currently, we are working on a volunteer basis. No one is paid for their work on the magazine. 100% of any subscriptions goes directly to funding the work we do with teen girls.
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