“Bitch Media’s mission is to provide a feminist critique and analysis of pop culture, to encourage discussion about how the media influences us, and to promote the connection between cultural critique and social-justice activism.”
“BGD is a website for video and writing by people of color who are also queer and/or trans. It’s a place where you can take up space and raise your voice! BGD has millions of readers all over the globe. The world’s listening. What do you want to say?…With its focus on social justice from a QTPoC perspective, BGD is the only forum of its kind on the web.”
“BlogHer is a platform for sharing great voices, stories and ideas.”. With many categories under the umbrellas of Lifestyle, Blogging & Social Media, and News & Entertainment, BlogHer spans a wide range of interests.
“With an attitude that is fierce, funny, and proud to be female, BUST provides an uncensored view on the female experience.BUST tells the truth about women’s lives and presents a female perspective on pop culture. BUSTing stereotypes about women since 1993.”
“Providing a fresh spin on news, entertainment, fashion, beauty, lifestyle, books, and any and all subjects that concern women. Bustle is an online community delivering original content that’s smart, shareable, and, most importantly, fun.”
“Christian Courier is an independent Christian bi-weekly publication. Our content is an eclectic boutique of styles, opinions and flavors from a Reformed perspective. We serve North American Christians with thoughtful response to the stories, issues and trends of today.
“For the last decade, our working agenda has been “hope, how-to and hot national topics.” We aim to provide hope by telling the stories of people and organizations that have successfully made a difference in their sphere of influence — and how they did it — so others can follow their example. When it comes to hot national topics, we provide an in-depth perspective from a Christian point of view that readers can’t get from the mainstream media.”
"Cosmopolitan is the best-selling young women's magazine in the U.S., a bible for fun, fearless females that reaches more than 17 million readers a month. Cosmopolitan delivers the latest news on men and love, work and money, fashion and beauty, health, self-improvement and entertainment.
Cosmopolitan.com reaches nearly 30 million unique users a month, in addition to boasting 8 million social followers. "
“Earth Island Journal is always looking for compelling and distinctive stories that anticipate environmental concerns before they become pressing problems, stories that scan the horizon for the next big issue. We want stories that will surprise, provoke, and entertain our readers and that explore new territory overlooked by other publications.”
“Expatica is a English language media company serving internationals across Europe since 2000. We have sites for: The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, Luxembourg and Moscow.”
“A daily dose of inspiring essays and stories empowering women to face their fears, follow their instincts, and find their truth. The Feminine Collective is your cheerleader, your coach, your BFF, and the one place you can turn to when you need a reminder that you are not alone in your thoughts.”
“The First Day is an online magazine and print journal featuring fiction, nonfiction, visual arts, reviews, and poetry that highlights the individual experience of beauty, faith, journey, and growth. Our mission is to break down walls between faith traditions and cultural backgrounds to form a common space to share personal stories of struggle and triumph.”
"GlobalComment.com provides a one-stop web magazine for all readers who are looking for fresh, independent and eclectic commentaries written by talented writers from all over the world. We also publish works of fiction, poetry, art, and other creative material. It is part of our dream to give that vital break to all those budding Henry Millers, Amin Maaloufs, Robert Fisks, Zadie Smiths, Molly Ivinses, and… well, you get the picture."
“We want original, compelling, heartbreaking, funny, enraging, enlightening work, written clearly and with an eye towards stories that cut through the dull hum of the internet—stories that help the reader better understand New York City and the people living in it.”
"Grist is a source of intelligent, irreverent environmental news and commentary that’s been around since 1999, when the internet was made of rubber bands. We cover climate, energy, food, cities, justice, politics, tech, and green living, and the innovative solutions bubbling up in each of those areas."
“Founded by actress/musician Zooey Deschanel, producer Sophia Rossi and blogger/web personality Molly McAleer, HelloGiggles.com is the ultimate entertainment destination for smart, independent and creative females”
“Kindness Blog shares media featuring kindness in all its varied forms. Kindness, compassion, mindfulness, forgiveness, family, love, parenting, wisdom, grief, humanity, friendship, homelessness, life-lessons, morality, gentleness, non-violence, humility, loss, meditation, tandom acts of kindness, mental health and gratitude.”
“Listverse—the original top 10 site—serves over eighteen million pages a month to more than eight million readers. We are focused on lists that intrigue and educate, specializing in the bizarre or lesser- known trivia. Every day we present three or more new, unique lists in a variety of categories”
“The largest independent women’s website in Australia. We are news, opinion, social commentary, political analysis, style, relationships, parenting, beauty and healthy, great videos, clever podcasts, and deeply personal stories.”
"It’s the largest independent women’s website in Australia. We are news, opinion, social commentary, political analysis, style, relationships, parenting, beauty and healthy, great videos, clever podcasts, and deeply personal stories. We reach around four million Australians a month."
“Midlife Boulevard is an on-line magazine focusing on the lives of women over 40. We are passionate about issues affecting women in midlife.” Midlife Boulevard covers “…topics including life, style, writing, and the business of blogging.”
“Mom Fuse is a resource for moms and an online magazine of sorts. We love to feature recipes, give you honest reviews of products, give lots of things away to our readers, show you some fabulous finds we think you’ll love, help promote moms who own their own business and so much more!”
"With in-depth blogging, longform reporting, and video journalism, Motherboard investigates the news and events that are already affecting the years to come. We want to help you get your hands on tomorrow. Beyond that, we strive to bring our audience an honest portrait of the futures we're racing towards....We're looking for smart, highly original science and tech stories of any length."
“Next Avenue is public media’s first and only national service for America’s booming 50+ population. Our mission is to meet the needs and unleash the potential of older Americans through the power of media. We do this by providing news, information and advice to help our audience navigate their lives and inviting them to join in an ongoing conversation about the issues and transitions we all face.”
“We have built the ONLY mass media, pop-culture, online destination that reflects the values of the heartland. Updated more than 20 times a day, OneCountry.com delivers breaking news and rich evergreen content covering the world of country music, fashion, food, drink, travel, lifestyle and culture."
“Parade’s network of digital contributors have their fingers on the pulse of pop culture and trending topics. Our established entertainment and lifestyle journalists know what readers want and how to deliver it in succinct, well-written posts.”
“Welcome to Ravishly, where we celebrate the mess of being human. A community for sharing what makes us tick, what ticks us off, plus pictures of our dogs (or cats – inclusivity is important). We laugh. We cry. We do it all together.”
"Refinery29 is the leading digital-media company focused on women with an audience of 27 million monthly uniques on its website and a global reach of 225 million across platforms. Through a variety of lifestyle stories, original video programming, and social, shareable content across all platforms, Refinery29 provides its audience with the inspiration and tools to discover and pursue a more independent, stylish, and informed life."
“RELEVANT covers faith, culture and intentional living. Our readership is culturally savvy, mainly Christian twenty- and thirtysomethings who are looking for purpose, depth and spiritual truth. Our mission is to challenge people to go further in their spiritual journey, live selflessly and intentionally, care about positively impacting the world around them, and find the unexpected places God is speaking in life, music and culture.”
“We are most interested in essay-style, first-person narrative storytelling and cultural critique about current events from folks who are rethinking “tradition,” breaking through stereotypes, and bucking expectations about their roles.”
“Romper is a site for a new generation of women figuring out what motherhood means for us. Our plan is to chronicle that crazy adventure — its highs and its lows — in a way that’s smart, honest, helpful, and above all, fun. Raising another human is no joke, but it’s often hilarious.”
"Sammiches and Psych Meds and its satirical division, MockMom, is a community of candid and often humorous writers using the keyboard as a form of therapy for surviving the trials of parenthood, politics, teaching, marriage and relationships, and life in general."
"SharpHeels is a career, fashion and lifestyle website for professional women. Our content is driven by a community of intelligent, dynamic women offering guidance and inspiration for our amazing audience. We offer an interactive platform (content, community and commerce) for our readers and contributors to connect and offer guidance to exemplify a more successful self. Our contributors are female business leaders, entrepreneurs, consultants, designers, etc. who are excited to share their experiences and expertise with other women."
"Smithsonian magazine and Smithsonian.com place a Smithsonian lens on the world, looking at the topics and subject matters researched, studied and exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution -- science, history, art, popular culture and innovation -- and chronicling them every day for our diverse readership."
"Fun, Fresh, Feminist"..."STACKEDD Magazine is a Seattle-based, online Arts Quarterly that showcases the work of women of Seattle-and those who identify as such- while providing a forum for their opinions. We plan on expanding city to city."--Most content is Seattle/Northwest focused and half of their contributors need to be from Washington State.
"STIR is a weekly online journal committed to exploring the gray areas of controversy. Social, cultural, and political issues often provoke polarizing discussions that can leave us even more divided. We invite contributors to share their perspectives and we ask commenters to respond respectfully in an attempt to narrow the divide between opposing viewpoints."
"SMM is a content provider for progressive mothers who refuse to be compartmentalized or labeled. SMM is an icon for the mother who respects, explores and honors every part of her unique identity. SMM is a champion for the out-of-the-box mother who enjoys challenging social norms. SMM, our humor-based online magazine, explores trending issues in culture (psychology, motherhood, celebrity, spirituality), reflecting on how they affect women in all aspects of their lives."
"Sweatpants & Coffee is an online magazine founded by Nanea Hoffman in July of 2013 featuring inspirational, uplifting, entertaining content with a focus on comfort, personal growth, and mental, emotional, and physical well being."
“The Christian Science Monitor is an independent international news organization that delivers thoughtful, global coverage. We want to inspire people to think about what they’ve read long after they’ve left the page. To share what they’ve learned with others. And to do something that makes a difference.”
“We’re a multimedia company run and funded by women that’s predicated on a simple, yet radical notion: the world is a better, more interesting place when everyone has a voice. When one small, homogenous group runs the media, we’re left with a very skewed notion of the human experience.”
“We are having a conversation about what it means to be a man in the 21st century—and it is wide and varied and mundane and provocative. But for a post to be considered, it must always must be about, by, for, or focused on men. (Please note that approximately 20% of our contributors are women. That’s great—we love women’s voices. But they write about men, or sometimes about raising boys who become men.)”
“The Mind Unleashed is a conscious news dissemination organization that seeks to inspire out-of-the-box thinking and act as a catalyst for people to discover the limitless potential that exists inside us all. Break free from the mold!”
"The Morning News (TMN) is an online magazine of essays, art, humor, and culture published weekdays since 1999. In addition to our features, each day includes our headlines, with links to the most interesting news items, articles, and oddities around the web."
“The Next Family is a diverse community where modern families meet. It is the start of an on-going, open-minded and sincere dialog between urbanite families, adoptive families, in vitro parents, interracial families, same sex parents, single parents and so on. It is a way to remind people that the Next Generation of families already exists in larger numbers than the old model of a “family unit”
“At The Rumpus, we’ve got essays, reviews, interviews, advice, music, film and poetry—along with some kick-ass comics. We know how easy it is to find pop culture on the Internet, so we’re here to give you something more challenging, to show you how beautiful things are when you step off the beaten path. The Rumpus is a place where people come to be themselves through their writing, to tell their stories or speak their minds in the most artful and authentic way they know how, and to invite each of you, as readers, commenters or future contributors, to do the same. What we have in common is a passion for fantastic writing that’s brave, passionate and true (and sometimes very, very funny)."
One of Canada’s oldest alternative journals, This Magazine is "fiercely independent and proudly subversive". The modern-day This "acts as a critical, gutsy voice in today’s media landscape, dedicated to exposing under-the-radar stories and to publishing smart, progressive commentary and reporting on Canadian politics, pop culture, social issues, and the arts."
"Founded and led by Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global is a corporate and consumer well-being and productivity platform aimed at changing the way we work and live...Topics to explore include (but are not limited to): emotional well-being, mental health, mindfulness, physical health, giving, productivity, creativity, relationships with technology, and workplace policies."
Interested contributors should send a pitch or story to the email address provided in the SUBMIT link below. From there you will be given instructions on how to submit your work through Medium, their submission platform. They will contact you when it is live and it will appear on Thrive Global FROM your Medium account as well as in your own Medium account.
“Verily is a fashion and lifestyle site that celebrates the best of who you are. We feature fashion that is worthy of the woman, relationship articles that go beyond sex tips, and strong cultural and lifestyle journalism. Verily is the modern woman’s go-to guide on how to lead a fulfilling, integrated life.“
“Recognition of veterans and military service is paramount at the VFW. Articles related to current foreign policy and defense along with all veterans issues are of prime interest. Topics pertaining to American armed forces abroad and international events affecting U.S. national security are particularly in demand. Articles dealing with military history must take a fresh approach.”
“What Culture is an online magazine based in the UK that covers the popular zeitgeist. Each day our dozens of knowledgeable and expert writers publish high-quality articles on Film, Music, Gaming, Sports, Television and much more to our ever expanding five-million a month strong audience.”
“WomanlyWoman.com is an online magazine (“blogazine”) for the ladies covering topics such as entertainment, health, beauty, and shopping savings. We also cover topics close to our hearts that personally define us and who we are as women.”
“YES! Magazine reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. Online and in print, we outline a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world.”