The Frisky is looking for freelance pitches and submissions!
Please send all pitches via e-mail ONLY. Dating, relationship and sex-based pitches should be directed to Amelia McDonell-Parry (firstname.lastname@example.org) and pitches related to current events or for The Soapbox should be directed to Jessica Wakeman (email@example.com). If we’re interested in your story, we will contact you, but if you haven’t heard back within two weeks of submitting your proposal, feel free to follow-up via e-mail.
Pay is negotiated upon assignment, though rates are highly competitive with other online blogs/webzines.
Please, oh please, read The Frisky thoroughly before sending us your pitch so you can make sure your idea and the tone you intend to take is in line with our editorial mission (i.e. hilarious, irreverent, sexy, and smart, obviously).
What To Pitch:
Girl Talk: A first person essay about the writer’s experiences with a particular topic, like dating, relationships, sex, work, family, friendship, etc. Past examples include “What The Hell Is Going On With 30-Something Men,” “Why I Had Breast Reduction Surgery,” and “Confessions Of A Nude Model.” Typical Column Length: 700 Words
The Soapbox: An opinion piece taking a stance on a particular issue, either something in the news or a topic that’s more personal. Past examples include “The Case Against Sex Offender Registries,” “Women Wear Yoga Pants Because They’re Comfortable, Not Because They Apparently Give You A Boner,” and “I’m A Mom Who Smokes Pot.” Typical Column Length: 700 Words
Dealbreaker: A first person column detailing the writer’s dealbreaker in a relationship. Past examples include “The Bad Speller“, “The Guy Who Doesn’t Believe In Global Warming“, and “The Manorexic“. Typical Column Length: 600 Words
First Time For Everything: A first person story about the writer’s first time doing something related to sex and relationships. Past examples include: “Hooking Up With A Woman,” “My Gynecologist Showed Me My Cervix,” and “The Great Twentysomething Moveout“. Typical Column Length: 600 Words
What Not To Pitch:
Blog posts: The regular daily blogging on The Frisky is already covered. If there’s a topic you’d like to suggest we cover, please don’t hesitate to tips us at firstname.lastname@example.org.