The best Literally, Darling pieces have have a distinct perspective, stepping outside of what niche blogs and popular websites tell you about how you should think about the pressing topics pertinent to our generation. Whether it’s as groundbreaking as the changing debate on sexual assault, as relatable as how to adjust to post-grad life, or as argument-provoking as a discussion of whether Chuck and Blair are meant to be, Literally, Darling aspires to create a space where your unique writing can flourish.
Types of stories we love:
- Timely takes on pop culture issues
- Thinkpieces on news & politics
- Personal, relatable essays about life in your 20s
- Quick DIY guides
- Tips for financial savviness for twenty-somethings
- Noteworthy career advice
- Travel narratives
- Essays on health and well-being
What we will probably turn down:
- Super-generic relationship pieces
- Personal narratives without a widely applicable lesson
- Promotional stories
- Academic essays
How to submit:
- Send an original (unpublished, including on personal blogs), finished article to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Include your finished article in a editable Google Doc, with a short third-person bio at the end. Do not send your article via PDF, Word document, or any format other than a Google Doc.
- Also include in your email an attached, not embedded, photo of yourself. Photos can be .jpg, .png., or .tiff format.
While we do receive a consistently high number of submissions, we try to give each one adequate attention. In most circumstances, we will respond within two weeks. If we do not, feel free to inquire. In that vein, please do not dual-submit to other publications.We do understand the value of timeliness in this business and will respond in a prompt fashion in an effort to allow you to pitch other publications should we not be able to accept your submission.