Have a great idea? We’d love to hear it! Read on for our submission guidelines, general pitching tips, and our current needs for: Health, Beauty, Fashion, Relationships, Career, and Culture.
Please only send pitches; do not submit full drafts of stories/op-eds. We only accept pieces that haven't been published elsewhere.
In any pitch to Evie, please include the following:
A Sample Headline for the piece.
Where you’ve been published (include links to pieces).
A Paragraph Summary of the piece.
Your angle of the piece in 2-3 sentences.
Your plan for photos, if applicable (must be owned or licensed).
Sources for the piece that you have access to (provide links).
Links to your relevant social media (Twitter, Instagram).
Please email pitches to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re hoping for more guidance on what to do (and not to do), read on. These tips will help you get your idea across quickly, clearly, and professionally.
Step 1: Get to Know Evie
Step 2: Know What Kind of Content We're Currently Looking For
Review the list of topics we're currently looking for at the bottom. Keep in mind, a piece should always be in line with Evie's Mission and should feel original or be unique in its approach.
Step 3: Make Your Subject Line A Great Potential Headline
Try not to get too fancy, cheesy, or vague. Your subject line can read like a sample headline, for example, "SUBMISSION: Hook-up Culture is Making Us Miserable" — not something like “Fun and fabulous gal wants to write for Evie!”
Step 4: Keep Your Intro Short And Simple, And Present Your Pitch Clearly
Keep your email intro short, professional, and easy to read. Briefly introduce yourself in a sentence, list the names of the sites that have published your work (and link any related articles you’ve published), and then get straight to your pitch. Try to paint the full picture of the piece using as few words as possible.
Step 5: Follow the Submission Guidelines
This ensures that we can review your pitch in a timely way. Pitches that don’t follow these guidelines may not be considered.
Step 6: Finally, Please Be Patient and Don't Get Discouraged If You Don't Hear Back
We have to be selective about what pitches we choose because of the number of submissions we're getting. Please allow seven business days before following up again. If you have several pitches rejected, don’t get discouraged! Sometimes it's about timing :)
We can't wait to hear from you! Happy writing!
We are currently accepting the following types of pitches for APRIL - MAY 2019:
Type: Evergreen pieces and news related stories.
HEALTH (Nutrition, Fitness, Body Issues, Psychology)
Nutrition: Healthy eating habits
- Summer snack ideas
- Easy to make meals for work
- Healthy summer drink recipes
- Eating for your body/blood type
- How to create a healthy balanced lifestyle that gives you the body you want
- How to fix swelling muscles
- The comfiest yoga pants
- The best ab workouts for a summer body
- The dangers of birth control, personal stories
- Periods - how to naturally regulate heavy periods
- Diabetes pandemic and body positivity
- Bloating - foods to avoid, natural remedies
- Breast Implants - personal stories
- Why Botox actually makes you age faster
- Oral hygiene - natural ways to avoid the dentist
- How anti-depressants are making us depressed
- Emotional strength exercises
BEAUTY (Skincare, Makeup, Hair)
- Natural makeup
- Beauty trends
- Skin routines
- Makeup product reviews for each skin tone and type
- How to get healthy hair
- How to rejuvenate hair that’s been dyed many times
FASHION (Style Tips, Trends, Shopping)
- Shoes for Spring/Summer recommendations
- Favorite Spring dresses
- Cutest swimsuits for each body type
- Best sunglasses for your face shape
RELATIONSHIPS (Friendship, Dating, Marriage, Sex)
- Dating tips
- Healthy sex advice
- Understanding how men’s brains work
- Breaking the stigma of relationship counseling
- Young motherhood topics
CAREER (Advice, Networking, Self-Improvement, Money)
- Advice for getting your first job out of college
- Time management tips
- Reading lists for self-improvement
- How to properly budget your money
- How to become socially appealing
- How to influence others without manipulating
- How to network properly
- How to be assertive without being perceived as "unlikeable."
CULTURE (Pop-Culture, Entertainment, Society)
- First-person pieces based on timely entertainment news or TV/movie events.
- Movie reviews
- TV show reviews
- How to have epic game nights with friends
- Relevant positive stories on celebrities in line with Evie’s values
- Issues affecting society as a whole
- Hypocrisy in news media (case studies)