We want DivineCaroline to be a collection of voices that represent a variety of views, and that includes yours. If you have a story you want to share with the world, let us know!
Send story pitches to DivineCaroline.Editorial@meredith.com. Please include links to writing samples or a blog if you have one. Your pitch should include a summary of what you want to cover and an estimate of the length (DivineCaroline pieces are typically 500 to 1000 words long). If you’ve already written a piece you’d like considered, send that along, too.
What We’re Looking For:
We’re looking for smart, sassy, articulate, insightful pieces that inform, encourage, motivate, and entertain. We’re all about accessible fashion, beauty trends and techniques, sex, love, relationships, and making life easier for young women. Nearly anything is fair game, as long as it’s something women age 24-35 can relate to.
We get hundreds of submissions and only publish the very best. Here are a few tips for making sure yours rises to the top:
- Start out with a bang. The first few sentences of your piece are the most important, so make sure you have a strong hook at the beginning. You want to immediately engage your fellow DivineCaroline visitors.
- Make a point. We hear lots of heartwarming tales of struggle and triumph. To make yours stand out, find a way to make it unique and relatable. What can others learn from your struggle? How can their own lives benefit from the knowledge you’ve gained.
- Don’t fancy it up. Write how you speak to others. Your story should be a conversation, not a term paper.
- Put a positive spin on it. DivineCaroline is all about looking at life with an upbeat attitude. That doesn’t mean we’re not realists, but we steer away from the snarky, mean-spirited, and depressing.
What We’re Not Looking For:
DivineCaroline is not a home for personal letters, creative writing experiments, self-promotional press releases, or already-published content of any kind. We only accept stories that are not published anywhere else online and are original to the person submitting them (they have to be your own work).
What We Really Don't Want:
Your story will not appear on DivineCaroline if we determine that it was published anywhere else online, covers a topic that is not appropriate for the site, or otherwise does not meet the guidelines described above. Also, we do not permit stories to be posted on DivineCaroline that contain profanity or explicitly inflammatory content. Although we know sex is an important topic for many of our members, we will not permit sexual content to appear on the Web site that we feel is exploitive or inappropriate for our audience. We urge you to review the Terms and Conditions before submitting your story idea.
And, please remember, we get hundreds of submissions and can’t respond to every one. But we will respond in a timely manner to those we feel are a good fit!