It is a truth universally known that every sassy and classy millennial magazine is in want of brilliant and talented writers. And seeing that we are both classy, sassy and smart-assey we are on the hunt for the unique thinkers, the analytical ponder-ers, those up on the news, culture, entertainment, and the cutest animal pics on the Internet. We’re looking for people who are interested in delving into the topics relevant to our generation from the college-aged to the (*gasp*) pushing 30. We have a lot of sections and LD is all about spreading your interests far and wide, so we don’t pigeonhole you into only writing about one thing. All we ask is that you bring an interesting perspective to pieces, you’re willing to dig through the bullshit and say something original, and you’re not afraid to tackle topics outside of your comfort zone.
So are YOU a good fit for LD? Ask yourself these questions:
– Do you want to work, collaborate, goof off, and generally run amok on the Internet with some of the brightest, funniest, loveliest ladies (and some gents!) that you’ve ever met?
– Can you commit to write 2–4 articles per month?
– Are you interested in joining a community of writers who support and promote each other’s work and are committed to helping the site and the writers grow?
– Are you comfortable pitching and brainstorming ideas with editors and taking their constructive criticism to make the article the best it can be?
– (This is a big one.) Can you meet deadlines and follow processes?
– Are you a good writer?
– Do you solemnly swear that you are not a fun sucker?
– Are you mortally offended by pants and spend far too much time on the Internet?
If these things are true, you might be the gal (or guy) for us. Now you probably want to know how to apply.
Tell us about yourself. What makes you interesting? What would you title your life’s memoir? What about you is a contradiction?
Look through our sections and let us know which ones you think you’d be most interested in writing for. Then come up with three article titles for one of your top section choices that you’d want to write if you’re chosen.
Send us a writing sample that you think would be a good fit for publishing on LD. If you already have something that’s been published elsewhere, send us the link, or a PDF (we have to be able to open anything you send). You can also write a brand new article for us. If you do write a new one, let us know. The catch is your sample has to be a think-piece. We want to see how your brain works. We don’t care if it’s an editorial on Taylor Swift’s cat, selfie-culture in the Middle East, or how “Game of Thrones” teaches you how to handle bullies at work (suggestion: Don’t squeeze their heads in). Smart is sexy, darlings, and you don’t have to be an expert on something—you just have to have an opinion, an original way of saying it and know how to use Google. So let’s see it.
*If your primary interest is Food or How-To, please send along an original recipe and 2–3 relevant, original photos.
Include a GIF of your choosing that leaves an impression.
SEND IT TO US! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: LD Writers: First Name, Last Name.
ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY MIDNIGHT EST MARCH 20TH.
All staff meetings and conversations are done via a private Facebook group, so it is critical that all writers have access to Facebook or are willing to create one. We also publish via WordPress, so a familiarity or willingness to learn the platform is critical. Also: We wish we could pay you, but we all do this out of the opinionated goodness of our hearts. No one makes any money.
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