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Dear Damsels, 

What inspires you? Our next theme is MUSE.

It’s where you go when you daydream, the spaces between busy moments, the thoughts that catch your attention and don’t let go. 

It fires up your creativity, encouraging you to pick up that pen, move that brush or stretch your body – anything to try and capture it, to pin it down, to make it real.

A curiosity, an interest, an all-consuming passion. That thing that you can’t quite get out of your head. Maybe it’s a person, an object, a place or a feeling – whatever it is to you, it’s unique. We’d love to hear about it. 

Send your words and stories to by Wednesday 24th March, but please read our writing guidelines first. We can’t wait to hear from you. 

DD x

p.s. We send out a new letter every two months, and every piece of writing submitted receives a helpful and timely response. If you’d like to support Dear Damsels and are able, you can do so by becoming a member of our Patreon (and get extra writing perks, including full feedback on your submission, in return). 

For more writing opportunities, sign up to our mailing list – we send out a new theme letter every two months.

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