To pitch: Email the appropriate editor listed below.

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.

BEAUTY

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. Please submit pitches to olivia@bustle.com.

Examples:

I Tried Eyebrow Microblading & I Am Never Going Back

I Tried Khloe Kardashian's Nightly Beauty Routine For A Week

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. Please submit pitches to sara@bustle.com.

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

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. Please submit pitches to amanda@bustle.com.

Example:

Tess Holliday on Fame, Feminism, & The Not So Subtle Art Of Being Fat

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. Please submit pitches to olivia@bustle.com.

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

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! Please submit a FULL DRAFT to amanda@bustle.com.

Examples:

How To Get A Revenge Body

I’m The Most Beautiful Woman In The World

How Eyeliner Defines My Womanhood

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. Please submit pitches to amanda@bustle.com.

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

Fashion

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. Please submit pitches to sara@bustle.com

Examples:

I Wore Kendall Jenner's Ankle Wrap Shorts To A Bar

I'm A Plus Size Woman Who Wore A Low Rise Bikini To The Beach

I Wore Steve Madden Stretchy Slides For A Week

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. Please submit pitches to sara@bustle.com.

Examples:

How To Break In A Leather Jacket In Time For Fall

What Is Sustainable Fashion & Why Is It So Expensive?

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! Please submit pitches to amanda@bustle.com.

Example: Tarriona "Tank" Ball Lost Her Wardrobe After Hurricane Katrina, But What She Found Changed Her Style For Life

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? Please submit pitches to olivia@bustle.com.

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?

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! Please submit a FULL DRAFT to amanda@bustle.com.

Examples:

Please Stop Telling Me To Wear Contacts To My Wedding

How Bralettes Helped Me Love My Big, Saggy Boobs

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. Please submit a brief pitch, along with your plan for sourcing, original interviews, and photos to amanda@bustle.com.

Examples:

Why Disability Is The Latest Fashion Industry Frontier

Here's What It Looks Like When A Brand Actually Makes Lingerie For Diverse Bodies

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