To pitch, follow the instructions below and email our Senior Features Editor, Caitlin Abber. Caitlin's email is available in her Twitter bio.
When sending to the appropriate editor listed, please use the subject line PITCH:TOPIC or HEADLINE. Depending on your type of submission, please include the following: a few sentences about the main focus of your story, a brief outline including potential sources, whether or not you have connected with your subject thus far (for profiles), your plan for images, and links to relevant clips.
Full drafts will not be accepted unless otherwise listed.
We are looking for:
Reported pieces with 3-4 original sources (at least 1200 words).
Original takes on breaking news or cultural trends.
Personal essays that will make news.
Stories that take us outside of NYC, focus on an issue the media isn't covering, and represent the Bustle values of feminism, inclusion, and equality.
We accept pitches on a rolling basis. Your pitch should include:
A few sentences describing your piece.
A sentence or clips illustrating why you're the best person to write the piece.
Who you would reach out to for quotes/experts/"real people," etc.
How fast you can turn the piece around.
Your rate for the piece.
RECENT SAMPLES INCLUDE:
Reported (Politics and Current Events)
Defunding Planned Parenthood For One Year Could Hurt You For The Rest Of Your Life
Transgender Soldiers Explain Why Trump's Military Ban Is A 'Disgusting Political Move'
Here's How Justine Damond Would've Been Treated If She Were Black, According To Experts
Before LGBTQ Pride Went Corporate, It Was About Radical Activism & We Should Never Forget That
How Can News Stories Discuss The Lives Of People With Disabilities Without Talking To Us?
The Radical Way Women Running For Office Are Being Trained To Fight Sexism In Trump's America
Reported (Pop Culture)
Is 'To The Bone' An Accurate Portrayal Of Life With An Eating Disorder? Experts Explain
Why Are There So Few Women With Autism On TV?
Reported (Health and Lifestyle)
This Is Why Personalized Cancer Vaccines Will Help Change Women's Health
Will Turning On Snap Map Put You At Risk?
Should We Be Worried About Sex Robots?
Hating Trump Doesn't Make A Man A Feminist
People Who Have Had Abortions Will Not Be Ignored By The Democratic Party
What Kamala Harris' Critics Don't Understand About Female Politicians
The Hard Truth That Good White People Need To Hear About Charlottesville
How Donald Trump Drastically Changed My Wedding Plans
I Grew Up In Charlottesville And Racism Has Always Lived Next Door
Dancer Emma Portner Is Racking Up Instagram Fans As She Leaps Over Gender Norms
How Vietnamese Pop Star Mai Khoi Found Her Political Voice & Was Silenced By Her Government