We welcome article submissions from both new and previously published journalists.
Please see below for our submission guidelines.
She’s SINGLE is always on the lookout for great writers with great ideas. Rates range based on type of feature but typically we pay $80 for essays and between $150-$200 for reported features (no less than 1,000 words).
One of our most distinctive features is our writers’ original, forthright voices and STRONG points of view, even in reported pieces. We want works that introduce new, thoughtful takes on stories that haven’t gotten a lot of attention or analysis, and fresh perspectives on those that have. Relationship issues people within the urban community are too afraid to confront. Context is always essential: Why do our readers want to know about this now? And, as always, the writing has to show, not tell.
Our primary focus here at She’s SINGLE is the African American Woman; how is she thriving? What are some hurdles in today’s climate she faces? How has she overcome those hurdles and who can we spotlight? As well as race, sex, class, gender, LGBTQ, cultural trends, and more.
Features: Our long-form features are semi-reported or reported stories that have strong pacing, voice, and analysis.
Think and trend pieces: We love features that explore issues that may not be necessarily pegged to the news. Shifts in cultural happenings, in society, or in industries.
First Person: These are first-person, often memoirist, sometimes semi-reported essays.
Interviews: We do consider celebrity, or personality-driven Q&As, driven by a particular theme.
Email your pitch or press release to firstname.lastname@example.org
Branded Content Campaign Pitches and advertising request: email email@example.com
Include a brief detail in your subject line, and then in the first sentence of the email, a sentence on what the pitch is. Include links to clips, your website, and social. We want to get a sense of you and your work.
Knock us out in the first few sentences of your email to us—we want to get excited right away, just as we hope our readers will by your feature. Tell us why your story will be perfect for She’s SINGLE.
Take a good look around www.shessinglemag.com before you send us a pitch. It should be obvious what we publish.
Send attachments. Please don’t make us open word documents, PDFs, or other files. Boil your pitch down to one or two short paragraphs.
Pitch poetry, art or fiction
Pitch anything previously published
If your pitch is under multiple submissions, please let us know.
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Managing Editor – Sharon Sharpe
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