Send Us Your Pitches!
Do you have a story you’d like to write for Ms. Fit?
We’d love to hear your ideas for original feature stories. We are not engaging new columnists at this point.
Please read these entire submission guidelines before submitting your pitch. Pitches that do not meet our guideline criteria will be returned unread.
We’re interested in journalistic articles, personal narratives, profiles, humorous essays, and creative non-fiction on topics ranging from exercise, fitness, health, sports, and wellness; to addiction, survival, and recovery; to feminist pregnancy and parenting; to environmental health and ecology; to body image issues; to articles about sex and healthy sexuality; to healthcare and reproductive rights politics; to stories of global interest; and lots more that’s not listed here.
We also accept freelance submissions for the following columns:
“I did it!” Reader’s Stories of Personal Triumph
“D.I.Y. “ (Practical How-Tos)
Ms. Fit Momma (Fertility/Pregnancy/Childcare)
Ms. Fit’s voice is straight-forward, conversational, fun, sassy, irreverent, and informed.
Flesh out your pitch as fully as you can. Tell us what angle or hook your story will have. Why would our readers be interested in it? How is it relevant to their lives?
We are serious about good writing. All writers should expect to work with editors through a rewrite process. With your pitch, tell us about your writing background and include clips of previously published pieces or blog posts so we can get a sense of your voice. Ms. Fit pays for most assigned stories (we do not pay for “I Did It!” stories, which is the best forum for entry-level contributors), but we do not pay very much. If getting paid for your work is your primary motivation for writing for Ms. Fit, then perhaps we are not the best fit for each other.
A Family Affair (pitch deadline July 15, 2013): A Family Affair will explore stories about our blood and chosen families, about the relationships on our lives and the impact of these relationships on our health, fitness, and wellness. We are also interested in stories about feminist pregnancy and parenthood, alternative families, and family healing.
Food and Sex (pitch deadline October 15, 2013): Journalistic articles and personal narratives exploring the roles of food and/or sex on our health and in our lives.
Send your story ideas to Pitch@MsFitMag.com
Pitches that do not include a full story idea outline plus sample writing clips will not be considered.