Hi! Welcome to Bustle's submissions manager. 

Bustle accepts pitches that are a good potential fit based on content we've run in the past. We ask that all contributors please be familiar both with Bustle's content and voice, as well as our pitch guidelines before submitting.

Thanks! We're looking forward to reading your work.
The Editors at Bustle

Bustle News is looking for well-developed pitches for reported features, as well as essays from unique and diverse perspectives.

In your pitch, please include: three potential headlines, a one-line summary of your main point, an approximate total word count, the date you'd be able to write it by, and a full source list (if applicable). You should also include your contact details and a brief summary of your professional background. Please submit your pitch via Submittable.

When pitching, please keep in mind:

— We already have a full team of part-time writers who work on stories related to the daily news, so your pitch should have a little something "extra."

— If you do not receive a response, please do not re-submit your pitch. We'll be in touch if your pitch is a good fit.

— Be as clear as possible. E.g., rather than your main point being "I want to explore the relationship between evangelicals and the University of Notre Dame," make sure your pre-reporting supports a specific main point, e.g. "Notre Dame insiders explain how the university's decision to rescind birth control was influenced by its evangelical student base."

These pitches can include, but are not limited to:

— Opinion essays

— Reported features

— Photo essays

— Original data collection

— Interviews with high-profile figures you have confirmed access to

Unless it is part of one of the above, please do not pitch:

— Documentary or film projects

— Illustrations, graphics, or comics

— A bare-bones synopsis of a news event

Bustle's Fashion department is looking for well-developed pitches for reported features and personal essays from unique perspectives. Please do not submit via Submittable; Instead, please follow the instructions below!

Experiments

Are you interested and willing to try out the latest and craziest fashion trend? We're looking for writers who can test out a look or trend and document their experience with great original photos and thoughtful, engaging copy. 
Examples:

Please submit pitches to sara@bustle.com with the subject line PITCH: TOPIC or HEADLINEThe email should include a sentence or two about the main goal/focus of the story, a brief outline of the story including potential sources when relevant, and links to any relevant clips. Full drafts will not be accepted.

Service Stories

Writers who are passionate about fashion and in tune with what's newsy and trending should pitch creative, engaging, and informative stories that can offer some sort of service to the reader. Original reporting and sources required; a unique perspective on the task at hand is encouraged. 
Examples:

Please submit pitches to sara@bustle.com with the subject line PITCH: TOPIC or HEADLINEThe email should include a sentence or two about the main goal/focus of the story, a brief outline of the story including potential sources when relevant, and links to any relevant clips. Full drafts will not be accepted.

Profiles

If you have an original profile idea about a subject in the fashion industry, or a non-fashion person who speaks about fashion and its influence on their lives, we want to hear it!
Example: Tarriona "Tank" Ball Lost Her Wardrobe After Hurricane Katrina, But What She Found Changed Her Style For Life

Please submit pitches to amanda@bustle.com with the subject line PITCH: TOPIC or HEADLINEFull drafts will not be accepted.

Features

Got an idea for a deep dive on a fashion trend, either in history or happening today? Want to report on something relevant to feminism, intersectionality, or inclusivity in fashion? Have a hot take or personal reaction to something happening in the fashion world right now? 
Examples: 
Why Black Stretchy Pants Are So Much More Important Than Kellyanne Conway Thinks
The History Of the Sports Bra Is Surprisingly Feminist
Can We All STFU About Men’s Chokers?

Please submit pitches to olivia@bustle.com with the subject line PITCH: TOPIC or HEADLINE. The email should include a sentence or two about the main goal/focus of the story, a brief outline of the story including potential sources when relevant, and links to any relevant clips. Full drafts will not be accepted.

Essays

If you have a personal essay about how the fashion industry, or how fashion practice has influenced your perspective on the world, send it our way!
Examples: 
Please Stop Telling Me To Wear Contacts To My Wedding
How Bralettes Helped Me Love My Big, Saggy Boobs

Please submit pitches to amanda@bustle.com with the subject line PITCH:TOPIC or HEADLINEPersonal essays should be submitted as a full draft 

Original Reporting

If you have a pitch for long form reporting on topics related to feminism, intersectionality, or inclusivity in fashion, we want to hear it. 
Examples:
Why Disability Is The Latest Fashion Industry Frontier
Here's What It Looks Like When A Brand Actually Makes Lingerie For Diverse Bodies

Please submit a brief pitch, along with your plan for sourcing, original interviews, and photos to amanda@bustle.com with the subject line PITCH: TOPIC or HEADLINE. Also, include links to at least three relevant bylines you've had in the last six months. Full drafts will not be accepted.

Bustle's Beauty department is looking for well-developed pitches for reported features and personal essays from unique perspectives. Please do not submit via Submittable; Instead, please follow the instructions below!

Experiments

Are you interested and willing to try out the latest and craziest beauty trend or celebrity obsession? I'm looking for writers who can test out a product or trend and document their experience with great original photos and thoughtful, engaging copy.
Examples:
I Tried Eyebrow Microblading & I Am Never Going Back
I Tried Khloe Kardashian's Nightly Beauty Routine For A Week

Please submit pitches to olivia@bustle.com with the subject line PITCH: TOPIC or HEADLINE. The email should include a sentence or two about the main goal/focus of the story, a brief outline of the story including potential sources when relevant, and links to any relevant clips. Full drafts will not be accepted.

Service Stories

Writers who are passionate about beauty and in tune with what's newsy and trending should pitch creative, engaging, and informative stories that can offer some sort of service to the reader. Original reporting and sources required; a unique perspective on the task at hand is encouraged. Topics can be anything from a guide to protective hairstyles to a list of the best beauty hacks from the industry's most popular makeup artists.
Examples:
17 Hair Products For Protective Styles
10 Makeup Artists Of Color On Their Favorite Brands For WOC
How To Add A Brush Cleaner To Your Makeup Palette

Please submit pitches to sara@bustle.com with the subject line PITCH: TOPIC or HEADLINE. The email should include a sentence or two about the main goal/focus of the story, a brief outline of the story including potential sources when relevant, and links to any relevant clips. Full drafts will not be accepted.

Profiles

We're looking for original profiles on subjects in the beauty industry with an interesting angle that can be pegged to something timely or evergreen. Also interesting profiles on non-beauty people who can be interviewed about the beauty industry, or how beauty has influenced their lives.
Example:
Tess Holliday on Fame, Feminism, & The Not So Subtle Art Of Being Fat

Please submit pitches to amanda@bustle.com with the subject line PITCH:TOPIC or HEADLINE. Please indicate in your pitch whether or not you have connected with your subject thus far, and include your plan for images. Full drafts will not be accepted.

Features

We're always looking for deep dive, reported features on beauty trends both past and present, written in a way that's relatable and engaging. We're also interested in features on anything newsy happening in the beauty realm that focuses on identity.
Examples:
The History Of Red Lipstick, From Ancient Egypt To Taylor Swift
35 Photos Of Men Wearing Makeup, Because Beauty Is For Everyone
Dear People Who Think Caring About Fashion & Beauty Is Trivial Right Now

Please submit pitches to olivia@bustle.com with the subject line PITCH: TOPIC or HEADLINE. The email should include a sentence or two about the main goal/focus of the story, a brief outline of the story including potential sources when relevant, and links to any relevant clips. Full drafts will not be accepted.

Essays

If you have a personal essay idea about how beauty standards (or beauty in practice in your everyday life) have influenced your perspective, I want to hear it!
Examples:
How To Get A Revenge Body
I’m The Most Beautiful Woman In The World
How Eyeliner Defines My Womanhood

Please submit pitches to amanda@bustle.com. Personal essays should be submitted as a full draft with the subject line PITCH: TOPIC or HEADLINE.

Original Reporting

If you have a pitch for long form reporting on topics related to feminism, intersectionality, or inclusivity in beauty, we want to hear it.
Examples: 
Meet The People Making Queer Folks Feel Safer In The Salon Chair
Plus Size Models On Why We Should Be Hopeful About The Future Of Beauty Campaigns

Please submit a brief pitch, along with your plan for sourcing, original interviews, and photos to amanda@bustle.com with the subject line PITCH: TOPIC or HEADLINE. Also, include links to at least three relevant bylines you've had in the last six months. Full drafts will not be accepted.