This blog is about community. About bringing women together to discuss the important (and not so important) issues surrounding life, love and marriage.

To do that, we need YOU.

We are happy to receive submissions of any kind, but if you need some ideas, here are some categories below:

Wise Women

We love pieces from all you wise women about your experiences of being married, or in a relationship, or even of being single. If you think you have an idea that will appeal to our readers, send it in. You know the drill by now – 1000 words roughly, and a picture. Or five.

Behind Closed Doors

At Any Other Woman, you can talk about anything. Anything you want at all. Any subject, any time. We are proud to be able to provide that platform for you, it makes our hearts sing. But we do understand that sometimes there are topics that are too sensitive, too divisive, simply too hard  to write about and broadcast without a second thought. No-one wants to hurt their loved ones unnecessarily and yet sometimes a story needs to be told.

This is your place for those subjects. A place for you to tell those tales you’d not considered telling before. No names, no justifications, no apologies.

You can send your BCD submissions to and we promise that you’ll remain anonymous throughout the entire process.


Made Me Me

The Books that Made Me Me and The Friend That Made Me Me series have proved hugely popular because they give an insight into a readership you won’t find anywhere else.  BTMMM is for the bookworms amongst you who want to pay tribute to the texts without which, you simply wouldn’t be who you are today.  And as for the FTMMM, everyone’s got one person who’s taught them who they are.  Here’s your place to pay tribute to them.

Jobs for the Girls

Jobs For The Girls is a fascinating series documenting women with brilliant and unusual jobs, aimed at inspiring readers who want to make a career change, or who just want to find out more.  This isn’t restricted to industry friends, and it won’t be restricted to a simple ”Q&A”.  This series will feature women from all walks of life, in a whole range of work, and find out what’s behind what they do, and why they do it.  Do you know someone who would be perfect for Jobs For The Girls, or indeed would you yourself be?  Let us know!

Hidden Gems

AOW Hidden Gems is a travel series with a difference.  We’ll be tackling the world city by city, starting in the UK, and asking you, readers, for your special, AOW-friendly hidden away places in each city.  Not the stylish, slick places, but the book shops you love, the cafes you could spend hours in, the hidden walks, the place to get the best cake, the hotel that feels like home, the places that make you feel good, the places with a story.  We want to use your tips and tricks to build a location map that serves as an incredibly useful tool for you, our readers.  Got a tip about a city we’ve already covered, or would you like to do a Hidden Gems for your own city? Let us know!


Wedding Planning

If you have a lesson you’ve learnt that you want to share with us, or perhaps are looking for some advice from our oh-so wise readers, send it in.  Wedding planning is not always easy, and we want to hear why. We’d suggest no more then 1000 words is ideal, but we’re not too picky. A picture or two is always nice too.


Becoming a Wife

If you’ve recently (or even, not so recently) got married, let us know how it went. How did it feel? What advice do you want to pass on? What do you think about it now, looking back? Again, 1000 words maximum is probably about right, but just write what you need to, anything at all, about becoming a wife. Oh, and send pictures. Lots of pictures. Thanks.


Any Other Photo

This well-loved series, that runs every Friday, came about from realising that everyone’s favourite pictures were not always what the ones you expected. Perhaps it’s not the most beautiful, flattering, or technically perfect photo. Perhaps it doesn’t even have you in it. Perhaps it just emotes a feeling in you that no other picture can. Whatever it is, we want to see it. Send it to us. Your perfect wedding photograph. With roughly 200-500 words explaining why this picture is the one.  Go.


How to submit

All submissions should be marked with one of the titles above, and sent to:

We can’t promise to post everything, but we do promise to appreciate every single submission, and reply to every single one of you.


Hello! We're Clare, Aisling and Anna and welcome to a corner of the world where smart, flawed, real women talk about the bigger picture; about their experiences, stories and opinions on all aspects of being a woman today, from marriage to feminism to pretty, too.

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