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 writers for new ongoing columns 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, creative non-fiction, original cartoons, and (sometimes) poetry 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. Please read several articles on the site to get a sense of who we are and what we publish before you pitch to us.
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.
Please note, although we occasionally publish literary creative non-fiction or poetry, we do so rarely, and only if the piece in question speaks specifically to and adds a new voice or perspective to a theme we are organizing content around. And even then, these submissions are subject, like all pitches, to our editorial whims and fancies. In any case, always include a cover letter and samples of or links to your previously published works.
Food and Sex (pitch deadline November 18, 2013): Journalistic articles, personal narratives, cartoons, art, and poetry exploring the roles of food and/or sex on our health and wellness and in our lives. Possible subjects for exploration: food and family, modifying diet, food and sensuality, shame, empowerment, eating disorders and recovery, food and mood, sexual exploration and growth, sex ed, alternative sexualities, sexual health, sexual abuse and recovery, food and sports performance, sex and sports performance, sustainable diet, sexual empowerment and agency, links between sex and health and well-being, positive asexuality, etc.
D.I.Y. (health, fitness, and wellness done yourself)
Pain and Pleasure (It hurts/it feels good through a feminist fitness, health and wellness lens)
Stretch (physically or metaphorically)
The Queer Health Issue (health and fitness concerns unique and specific to queer folks).
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.