We're looking for a few good womenJennifer 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.

  • Mena Ramírez

    So i will live soon in Belgium, and I’m already thinking what can i write and what would be my topic, so how all this is going to work??? I’m really interested as I Love Hello Giggles

  • Maggie Clancy

    What an awesome opportunity! Just sent y’all my elevator pitch on why you should pick me – good luck to everyone else as well! With such an awesome pool of readers, I know they will get some kickass contributors.

  • Chris

    Emailed once – I thought I had some pretty fun ideas. Never did get a response, so that was disappointing. An email to say no thank you we are not interested is the basic common courtesy usually. It is frustrating, another writer I know had the same thing happen, they had some back and forth with a company that shall not be named, and it ended abruptly when they never answered her. I really feel like professionalism is on it’s way out in the writing industry.

    • TennantismyDoctor10

      I emailed as well and got no response. Very disappointed.

  • Rachel Vives Heskett

    I am an American gal living in Italy. Is it possible for me to apply? I travel regularly and would LOVE to share my exciting, challenging (and usually funny) experiences. I admire and respect world cultures and hope to inspire my fellow Americans to think outside of the box and open their minds to the diverse world we live in! And to remind everyone that women all over the world naturally turn to chocolate in good times and bad!

  • Serendipity1117

    I just replied!
    SugarShane: Clearly, you are a shining example of depth.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1599450489 Becky Sue Button

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326497531 Jenny Lee Paiva

    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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1269430412 Fer Itzel

    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?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=695076962 Carys McCullough

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001646984856 Amanda Phelps

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=38402457 Rebekah Sitz

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502098807 Katerina Tsangarakis-Senior

    Just sent my e-mail! Good luck everyone!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510524607 Lidia Alejandra Valdez

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=145900100 Emily Hornburg

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=5111430 Jen Juneau

    E-mail sent! :o)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500092670 Nathan R Bell

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001031869107 LaTonya Roberts

    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/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000726612790 Del Ray

    Is there a deadline for these submissions?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001031869107 LaTonya Roberts

      I don’t think so. I think they’re always looking for new writers. This post is just a broadcast.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=731387525 Natalie McKirdy

    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…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007118769484 Pooji Jonnavithula

    How old do you have to be to apply?

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