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*) early 30s. 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?
– Do you have big opinions and even better stories to tell?
– 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 like to think critically about the world around you?
– 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 type of things get you all worked up? What’s your best story to tell over brunch?
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. Not sure what’s a good fit for each section? Check out this handy guide below to help you out.
Want to tell your story? Whether it’s friendship in your 20s or surviving the post grad life, finding (or losing) your religion, or that creative non-fiction you’ve never shown anyone, if you’ve got a story, we want to hear it. Anything on college, animals, your twenties (or let’s be honest, early 30s), religion, or personal narratives will find a home here.
You friend are probably ahead of the trends and have compiled the greatest list of go-to fall sweaters that anyone would ever want. Or you think you there aren’t enough of makeup guides out there for women of color. Maybe you’ve managed to channel the fashion inspirations of your favorite celebrity, and want to spread the gospel. If so, you’re a beauty maven on the rise.
If the current political landscape has steam coming out of your ears, and the wage gap, racial injustice, family leave, and reproduction rights get your goat, you might be a Culture writer. If you’re the go-to friend to start conversations about the state of society over brunch and are the rabble rouser on your campus, you’re a perfect fit. If history lessons butter your bread and you’re a walking talking one-woman fun fact on the past, come find your nerdy home.
Do you make amazing (but cheap and easy) recipes? Are you struggling through the career wasteland or excelling at your dream job? Are you trying to make wellness a priority? Does food have a deep and abiding importance in your life? Are you dying to give back to your community? Do you have a secret love for home design and have made yourself the perfect Rory Gilmore library? Come write for Lifestyle.
Love & Sex
Do you love to get real about sex, dating, and the murky waters of navigating a relationship? Are you the go-to-gal for all your friends to talk to about their love lives? Are you passionate about sexual health and being honest about our periods? If bare bones discussions about sex and love are your jam, this is your place to shine.
Have you compiled a reading list longer than the average lifespan? Are you a crazed movie fan or redefine the term “Netflix junkie?” Or maybe you enjoy crafting cultural think pieces about Mindy Kaling’s characters and what they mean for women of color? Perhaps you’re an unabashed video gamer or your playlists are a work of art. Let your ideas find a home in the Entertainment section.
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 perspective piece. We want to see how your brain works so paint us a picture and tell us a story and tell us why it matters to the world. 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.
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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 JUNE 16TH
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. The only one making any money are the servers. Even the puppy mascot works for free.
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