Submissions are now being accepted for the Winter print and digital editions!
Contributing Writers & Bloggers Submission
We are always looking for guest writers and bloggers who would like to contribute to the magazine and website. If you are interested in writing or blogging for us, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the headline “Writer Submission” or “Blogger Submission” and include writing samples and links to your work, blog or portfolio. The cover Fashion & Beauty Stories.
Please submit your completed piece to our editorial team by your assigned deadline.
Article Submission: We prefer your article directly embedded into the body of an email. Hyperlink any links and send over any images as attachments (not embedded into your article - this messes with the resolution). Aim for 600-900 words.
Byline At the bottom of your article, include a short, 3-4 line bio. Feel free to include social links and any relevant URLs.
Images You are not required to send photos, but if you have access to great images that support your piece - we’d love them! Photos can be sent as attachments. Include proper credit information for any images in your article submission. For your reference, our featured image size works best with abstract, horizontal images and must be a min. of 1600 pixels wide to work with the site.
Please email us at email@example.com “(DE-FI)ance Magazine" in the subject line. We will handle:
✔ Choosing a featured image
✔Final copy edits/formatting
✔ Social Media/SEO
Choose a Compelling Article Title: Choose a keyword-rich title that inspires interest and action. Aim to be more useful than clever. Think: “What words would someone search for that would make finding my article the perfect fit?”
Questions + Surprise + Numbers + Adjective + Target Keyword + Rationale + Promise + Curiosity gap
We are excited to share your experiences and expertise with our audience and want your individual personalities and voices to shine!
Hit a Home Run by doing the following:
1. Don’t try to do too much in a single blog post
2. Use your introduction to set the stage for the rest of your article
3. Storytelling creates a connection
4. Reference other expert articles
5. Invite colleagues to weigh in with their opinions
6. Use the power of 3 - 3 examples, 3 quotes, 3 sections, 3 adjectives
7. Include actionable takeaways that the reader can implement immediately
8. Don’t leave the reader hanging - include a conclusion that wraps up your main points and leaves them with a challenge
Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle, PR , Marketing Professionals , Communications Students , Entrepreneurs , and Company Owners
An 800-900–word lead story that kicks off each issue of (DE-FI)ance Magazine, this is the perfect opportunity for new writers to get their feet wet. Articles will very in style and tone every issue and will often be an opinion format creating a narrative that draws the reads in. From timely discussions on activism, politics, the theoretical, and concepts. We also feature a 300-600 word short piece inkwell for trends, humor, unique tidbits, and insight on news that will be relevant when the next issue goes on sale.
Include “Inkwell:” and the name of your piece in the subject line of your query.
The Mini Memoir
This will be a recurring column featuring 600-word essay reflections on the writing life. The Mini Memoir will focus on the writer’s individual style and voice. We are looking for a strong narrative that tells the story of an experience that subsequently leads to wisdom and takeaways for writers.
Include “The Mini Memoir" in the subject line of your submission and paste the essay in the body of your email.
The 101 of helpful advice. This guest written 1200-word piece that offers writing business basics for those who need a refresher and/or for those looking to get their start. Topics may include tips for opening a business, writing a business plan, registering a business, filing a trademark, contract negotiations, freelancing, selling poems/articles/novels, etc.
Include “(DE-FI)ance 101” in the subject line of your submission and paste the essay or pitch in the body of your email.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org