Category: Paid Opportunities

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Bedtime Diaries

“Our mission is to offer high-quality online erotica. For the fun of it!” URL: www.bedtimestories.com Payment: $5 per original story, nothing for book excerpts. Submission Information: “We want the steamy scenes you dog-ear in your romance or erotica novels! Each scene should create enough context for the reader, but focus on the “good” parts.While we embrace many flavors of kink, consent must be established for all scenes.” Pitch Information: Write your story, following the guidelines, and use the submission form to submit it to Bedtime Stories. Write for Bedtime Stories

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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 Rates unpublished for online publication and $200-$650 for print.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 Rates unpublished.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 Rates unpublished.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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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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Bright Desire

“Bright Desire is looking to feature the written, photographic and audio-visual work of like-minded people. I want to showcase high quality erotic fiction, beautiful amateur photography and erotic filmmaking that is positive, female-friendly, innovative and different.” URL: brightdesire.com Payment: $15 USD for Flash Fiction between 300 and 500 words. $25 USD for Erotic Fiction up to 2000 words Amateur photography and videos are welcome and payment is negotiated between you and Bright Desire. Submission Information: “I’m looking for stories that are more than just a sex scene. Blow-by-blow accounts of sex are boring. I want to see stories with interesting...

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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,...

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The Establishment

“The Establishment is looking to unearth overlooked stories, produce original reporting, and provide a platform for voices that have been marginalized by the mainstream media. And yes, we want your humor, wit, and good old-fashioned satire, too. We publish originally reported features, interviews, long-form journalism, personal essays, and multimedia of all shapes, sizes, and creeds.” URL theestablishment.co Payment: $125 for feature stories, op-eds, and personal essays (800–1,500 words), and $500 for a select few long-form investigative pieces that involve original reporting and at least five interviews (3,000 words). Submission Information: “Are you looking to share your articulate and well-researched musings on...

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YourTango

From YourTango: “YourTango is all about the relationships you have with the most important people in your life (including yourself!) so anything you pitch should involve love, dating, marriage, divorce, parenting, mental health, sex and the like.” URL: www.yourtango.com Payment: Yes. Rates unpublished. Submission Information: “A YourTango piece can be about almost anything—travel, food, fashion, current events—as long as it explains how the subject affects you or your relationship with another person. “ Pitch Information: Pitches must be emailed with the word “Pitch” in your subject line. Pieces are generally between 500 and 1200 words. Write for YourTango Email Pitch to YourTango