Category: Information and Essays

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SimplySxy

“Founded in 2013, SimplySxy is the leading sexuality platform whose mission is the expansion of sexuality knowledge and promotion of sex positivity. We’re committed to publishing thought-provoking articles by our experts and contributors, generate participative discussion among our community of readers, promote inclusiveness and champion sex positivity.” URL: www.simplysxy.com Payment: None Submission Information: “At SimplySxy, we’re always on the lookout for a different perspective and publish articles on all topics related to sexuality.” Pitch Information: Submissions must be written in full and submitted through the submission form. You should receive an email about your submitted piece within two weeks, even if...

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Filthy

“In the world of sexuality, Filthy has something for everyone. A vintage erotica vibe with a contemporary artistic perspective.” URL: filthy.media Payment: Monetization is available, but writers are not paid per article. Submission Information: “Embrace your sexuality and submit your stories to the Filthy community.” Pitch Information: To submit your stories, join the community (it’s free) and create your account. Make sure to follow the guidelines. The parent company, Vocal, hosts dozens of communities, not just Filthy. If you want to write on other non-sexual topics, you may also want to join one of those communities. Write for Filthy (Vocal)...

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Bitch Media

“At Bitch, we’re always looking for pitches that speak to feminist responses to pop culture.” URL: www.bitchmedia.org Payment: Yes. Rates unpublished for online publication and $200-$650 for print. Submission Information: “In addition to our quarterly print magazine, we publish online content 5 days a week. We are looking for discussion-provoking critical essays that are well researched with evidence to back up claims, timely statistics, and connections between one’s personal experience and larger social forces.” Pitch Information: Read through the guidelines for print, online, or illustrator pitches. Use the appropriate button to submit your pitch. If you’ve never been published by Bitch...

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Quartz

“Quartz was founded to cover the new global economy, so we’re interested in stories that have some aspect of economics, technology, policy, science, health, management or business at their cores.” URL: www.qz.com Payment: Yes. Rates unpublished. According to Quartz, their payments are modest. Submission Information: Quartz wants your personal essays, but they want it built on facts and data, too. Tell your story but build it on a foundation of information. Pitch Information: Send your pitch first – a couple of paragraphs at most. If you’ve already written something, don’t send it as an attachment but paste it into the...

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BuzzFeed READER

BuzzFeed READER is the home for cultural criticism, personal essays, fiction, and poetry. URL: www.buzzfeed.com Payment: Yes. Rates unpublished. Submission Information: On personal essays: “Personal essays can deal with almost any topic; some to think about are money, family, food, religion, sexuality, relationships, disability, illness (mental or physical), hormones, race, body image, drugs, travel.” On cultural criticism: “At its heart, a critical essay should make an informed, clear-eyed argument about what a particular person or artifact or trend shows us about the way our culture functions today.” Pitch Information: “Email with a concise note that explains the core of your idea,...

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The Guardian

“We’re always particularly interested in people with particular expertise or experience in the relevant areas (in your professional or personal life). Bear in mind that when writing for us, you are writing for a global, diverse audience. We’re always keen to hear from people from outside the UK, from different backgrounds, and about ideas and subjects you may not feel we’re covering enough already.” URL: www.theguardian.com Payment: Unknown Pitch Information: Pitch your idea by sending an e-mail to opinion@theguardian.com. Include a one to two sentence bio and a brief outline of your article idea. If you’ve commented on the website, include...

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Broadly

“Broadly is a website and digital video channel devoted to representing the multiplicity of women’s experiences. Through original reporting and documentary film, we provide a sustained focus on the issues that matter most to women.” URL: https://broadly.vice.com/en_us Payment: Yes. Rates unpublished. Pitch Information: Email your pitch to editor@vice.com. They receive a high volume of pitches and ask for 90 days to respond. If you haven’t received a response by then, consider it rejected. Vice is the parent company of Broadly and they do not recommend emailing an editor directly when you submit your first pitch. Doing so could get it marked...

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DAME Magazine

“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.” URL: www.damemagazine.com Payment: Yes. Rates unpublished....

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Bust

“Got a great story or a great story idea? Something you’re so passionate about that you’ve just gotta share it with the world? Then don’t just sit there, woman! Submit your story to BUST!” URL: bust.com Payment: Unknown. Submission Information: BUST wants real stories and features as well as pieces for Sex Files and One-Handed Reads. Whatever kind of thing you write, it will likely fit in one of their verticals. Pitch Information: First pitch sent via email. Include explanation of idea and estimated length. Published pieces range from 250 to 900 words, depending on which section you’re pitching for. Write for...

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Ravishly

“We’re the online endgame in intersectional feminism, with an ebullient twist. We give a lot of love — and sometimes get a little angry, too. You’ll see us talking about gender equality, body acceptance, coercing your toddler into eating broccoli, the horror that is Republican politics — oh, and orgasms.” URL: ravishly.com Payment: Yes. Rates unpublished. Submission Information: Ravishly calls itself the Internet’s cool aunt, and I have to agree. Several years ago I wrote for them under my vanilla name, and they were easy to work with, generous with praise (when you do well), and willing to tackle big,...