“Incisive. Irreverent. Curious. Provocative. That’s DAME. We take an unabashed look at the issues our readers are really talking about. And like our readers, DAME is smart, quick-witted, opinionated and unapologetic.
Recalling the golden age of women’s magazines, DAME boasts an enviable roster of some of the best voices of our time. Authoritative, seasoned writers breaking stories; crafting eloquent, moving essays; offering expert advice; and weighing in on the conversations of the moment with their unique takes on relationships, gender politics, sex, race, entertainment, the arts, business, politics, Internet culture, health and everything in-between.”
Payment: Yes. Rates unpublished.
“One of our most distinctive features is our writers’ original, forthright voices and strong points of view, even in reported pieces. We want works that introduce new, thoughtful takes on stories that haven’t gotten a lot of attention or analysis, and fresh perspectives on those that have. Context is always essential: Why do our readers want to know about this now? And, as always, the writing has to show, not tell. We cover politics, reproductive rights, policy, civil rights, race, sex, class, gender, LGBTQ, disability, class, media, law, cultural trends, and more.”
Pitch Information: Pitch by email. They want to be “knocked out” in the first couple of sentences. Published pieces may be interviews, personal essays, pieces tied to the news, and more. Make sure to read their requirements and suggestions before pitching.