We're looking for a few good women Jennifer Romolini

You know you want to write for us.

Hello there human reading this,

Do you love HelloGiggles? Would you like to expound upon that love and contribute to our site? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

We are looking to add to our contributor roster, to bring in your fresh stories, your funny ideas, your gorgeous illustrations and expand our beloved HelloGiggles community.

So, what exactly are we looking for?

Glad you asked. We are especially interested in personal essays and cultural criticism with unique and diverse points of view, LGBTQ perspectives, smart articles with original reporting, short fiction, and illustrations.

What’s right for us: Newsy stories that celebrate people doing awesome things and being awesome to each other, that highlight creativity, dream jobs, positive body image, perfect lipsticks, learning to be an adult. Topical pieces that discuss great moments in culture, the trickiness of friendships, the weirdness of relationships, stories on obsessions, what it’s really like to be a woman, essays that explore tough times (whether it be the big crises, or the small “I just don’t like myself this morning” moments), stories that make us feel like we’re all in this together.

What’s not right for us: Snark, girl on girl crimes, takedown pieces

Who we’re looking for:

  • Funny, honest, smart, creative people with strong writing and grammar skills and the ability to spin an interesting yarn.
  • Writers who can make a commitment to contribute to HelloGiggles at least one time per week.
  • Artists and illustrators who want to share their work with the HelloGiggles community
  • People who make us laugh really hard
  • Like-minded folks who don’t take themselves too seriously

Does this sound like a dream come true? Email us at pitches@hellogiggles.com with a short bio (one paragraph please) and what you’d like to write about. If you have a blog, send us the link. If you have writing samples, send them along.

We can’t wait to hear from you.

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  1. Hi there!
    Are you still accepting applications? Thanks for your help!
    :)

  2. Submission email sent! Thank you for the awesome opportunity. Now to sit back, chillax, and wait for a response. Oh-and… YES-I have many leather bound books and my room smells of rich mahogany. ;P

  3. I’m a young blogger who writes about music, fashion, movies and more here: http://ferstyle.wordpress.com/ is this alright for sending my pitch?

  4. Hi love this!!
    Was wondering about a schedule to hear back, super excited :)

  5. How old do you have to be to become a contributing writer?

  6. Yippy Skippy! Thrilled about this and putting together my best bits to e-mail in today.

  7. Just sent my e-mail! Good luck everyone!

  8. Hi there! This sounds great!!! Now, is it only for US Citizens and residents? I’m Dominican and live in Santo Domingo, sunny and lovely Caribbean.

  9. I would love to do some short stories! Maybe even a short story series. I’ll be brainstorming and email you all soon!

  10. E-mail sent! :o)

  11. Check out my girlfriends music blog. What kind of writers are you looking for?
    http://dearmusiciloveyou.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/my-musical-cupcakes/

  12. I definitely will be getting in touch. I can’t think of a better way to start my summer. Earlier today I found some random word documents filled with random topics on goals, motivations, ideas, and perspectives. But it’s definitely going to take me some time to create a good bio.

    http://letsgrowtogether.tumblr.com/

  13. Is there a deadline for these submissions?

  14. Hey there!

    This sounds SUPER exciting!! Before I get my hopes up too high, though – do I need to be a US citizen to apply, or would you welcome international applications? Say, for example, from beautiful, sunny, Australia…

  15. How old do you have to be to apply?

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  17. Guys, we pay for assigned posts! We try to be cool like that ;)

    Jennifer Romolini | 4/02/2014 12:04 pm
  18. As with everyone else, I am also wondering about compensation. If it’s just a byline, great! If it includes a little $, even better! Thanks.

  19. I’m also wondering about payment. I’m very interested, but I’m also very poor.

  20. But are you going to pay your writers? An indepth, once-a-week assignment with no payment is pretty uncool.

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