This is a list of sites you may want to consider submitting your writing to if you blog about News or Entertainment/Pop Culture.

Submission guidelines and other site-related info/resources are provided for each entry.

($) indicates a site that offers paid opportunities, however, visit the site for more information as all submissions may not be paid

Directory of Sites Accepting Writing Submissions On News & Entertainment Topics - Beyond Your Blog

A Plus – “A Plus is a digital media company co-founded by Ashton Kutcher that features stories that make a difference and create positive change. We’re built from the ground up for the social age, and work with a select group of partner influencers to syndicate our best content through their social feeds. In less than a year we’ve reached an audience of approximately 50 million monthly visitors by highlighting social issues, sharing breaking news, and creating original, entertaining content.”  

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • SUBMIT 
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AARP The Magazine“A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world’s largest circulation magazine” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Acts of Faith (from The Washington Post) – “The Washington Post’s Acts of Faith offers breaking and ongoing news, analysis and opinion about major religion stories. We tackle anything where faith, spirituality, ethics and values live, from politics and culture to science and education.” ($)

Babble – From Disney, this site is your destination for parenting, beauty, home, food, travel and entertainment brought to you by the best voices online.” ($)

Better After 50 “Online Magazine about Women inspiring Women Real Women-Real Stories.  Our readers and writers contribute essays in the categories of: SHE DID IT!, Your work, Your Finances, Sex Diaries, Aging Parents, Adult Children, Amazing Travels, Financial Planning, and Retirement. Of course we also deal with Relationships, Second Marriages, Divorce, Widowhood, Fashion (as in: Can I wear this at 50+?), and the big Kahuna known as Menopause.”

Bitch Media“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.”($)

BlogHer – BlogHer is a platform for sharing great voices, stories and ideas.”.  With categories of food, health, DIY & Home, Work & Life, Love & Sex, Family, Fashion & Beauty as well as News & Entertainment coverage which includes Politics, Race and Feminism, BlogHer spans a wide range of interests. ($)

Broken Pencil“Broken Pencil reviews the best zines, books, websites, videos, and artworks from the underground and reprints the best articles from the alternative press. Also, ground breaking interviews, original fiction, and commentary on all aspects of the independent arts. From the hilarious to the perverse, Broken Pencil challenges conformity and demands attention.”  ($)

BUST – “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.” ($)

BustleProviding 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.” ($)

BuzzFeedBuzzFeed is building the defining news and entertainment company for the social mobile age. From the serious to the fun, from long-form to the short listicles readers have grown to love, we create content that people want to share on the web.”

Christian Courier – “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. ($)

The Christian Science Monitor“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.”  ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Citizen Magazine“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.” ($)

Civil Eats“Civil Eats is looking for new contributors! Experienced reporters interested in covering food policy, food justice, and science are especially encouraged to apply.” ($)

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • SUBMIT

Country Outfitter Life“Country Outfitter Life brings people together to celebrate the country lifestyle through food, fashion, and music.” ($)

Cracked“We offer heaps of facts smothered in humor. We are the professors you wish you had in school; we are Indiana Jones except with less adventures and more sarcasm.” ($)

  • Write For Cracked – Once you create an account, you will be able to go to their ‘Writer’s Workshop, and read all about how to pitch an idea via their forum and their approval process as well as payment

DAME Magazine – Aimed at women over 30, “For Women Who Know Better. Smart, provocative news & opinions on relationships, entertainment, business, culture, politics & more…”  ($)

Dirty And Thirty“DirtyandThirty is your hip, edgy lifestyle website for women in their late twenties to thirties who own who they are.”

Dorkly“…a fun take on fandom – covering movies, TV, videogames, comics, and more.” ($)

Elite Daily“The Voice Of Generation-Y; news from your world delivered the way you want to hear it.” 

Entertainment Focus – “EF is an established and respected source of entertainment news, reviews, features and interviews.” ($)

The Establishment – “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.”  ($)

Everything For Dads“…unique blend of modern media content for and about dads and parenting from across the globe, covering everything from serious and political news to the funny and entertaining — but with YOUR lifestyle and everyday needs in mind”

Feminine Collective – “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 Forward“The Forward is a legendary name in American journalism and a revered institution in American Jewish life.” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

The Frisky“Relationship Tips, Celebrity Gossip & Sexy Fun” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Global Good Magazine“…an entirely not-for-profit publication; geared toward driving people to have a positive impact on the planet, the society they live in, and those around them.”

GoodGOOD is a place to share creative solutions for living well and doing good.” ($)

The Good Men Project“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.)”

Gothamist“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.” ($)

Guardian (Opinion)“Latest opinion, analysis and discussion from the Guardian.” ($)

The Hairpin“You know how having cocktails at a friend’s house can sometimes be more fun than the Big Party you go to afterward? And not because the Big Party isn’t fun, but just because hanging out with select lady friends is sometimes unbeatable? This site hopes to be a little like that—a low-key cocktail party among select female friends. Imagine like we’re pouring you a drink. That you can’t actually drink, because it is inside the computer.” ($)

Hello Giggles – “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”

HowlRound “To create a knowledge commons by and for the global theatre community.” ($)

The Huffington Post – Wikipedia described The Huffington Post as “...liberal American online news aggregator and blog…The site offers news, blogs, and original content and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, culture, comedy, healthy living, women’s interests, and local news.

In The Fray“In The Fray is an online magazine for writers and artists to explore global issues and engage readers with personal perspectives and critical analysis.” ($)

LatinTRENDS– “LatinTRENDS Magazine celebrates success in the Latino community, inspires its readers and offers pop culture with a Latin twist. We are interested in journalists who are able to write clearly and concisely about various subjects, such as entertainment, technology, business, and politics.” ($)

Lipstick & Politics“We encourage women to speak out against atrocities and discrimination, comment on politics, but also embrace their feminine, spiritual nature – denying no part that makes a woman whole….Bloggers and Guest Bloggers should write with an awareness of the mission and vision of the blog: to share experiences of diversity, empowerment and personal growth through women’s individual and collective voices.”

  • previously published or first published/originals (“If you are republishing a post send us the revised version that fits our guidelines.”)
  • Guidelines For Bloggers

Listverse“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” ($)

Mamamia“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.”  ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Medium“Everyone’s stories and ideas.”

Midlife BoulevardMidlife 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.”

The Mind Unleashed“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!”

Model View Culture“Model View Culture publishes the original work of technologists, activists, writers, educators and artists. It aims to present compelling cultural and social critique, highlight the work and achievement of diverse communities in tech, and explore the use of technology for social justice.” ($)

Nerve“Smutty & Smart” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

The Next Family – “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””

On Being Blog – “On Being is a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast, a Webby Award-winning website and online exploration, a publisher and public event convener. On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? We explore these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives and endeavors.”

  • “your submission should be an original piece of work to which you own the rights — especially photos, unless they are under the Creative Commons license — although, on occasion, we have reprinted a contribution that was posted in another publication.”
  • Get Published

OnEarth“…narrative features, groundbreaking news stories, and thoughtful opinion pieces about important environmental issues….We’re interested in stories and essays that are compelling and distinctive, with a fresh angle or surprising perspective that readers won’t see elsewhere. Our publication covers the full range of the contemporary environmental landscape, including science, public health, technology, culture, business, food, and politics.”  ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Panels“We create insights, reviews and commentary on comics and the reading life for seasoned comics readers and those new to the medium.” ($)

Parade.com Writers Network – “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.” ($)

Parent Co. Magazine“We have a positive perspective on parenthood that’s real, humorous, and occasionally raw. We write for parents who are as curious about the world as they are committed to raising great kids.” ($)

Paste Magazine “PasteMagazine.com focuses on signs of life in music, movies, TV, videogames, comedy, books, design, tech, drink and all things geek.” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Patheos“Patheos offers the most extensive information on the internet in the area of religion and spirituality.” ($)

Ravishly“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.” ($)

Reductress –  “The first and only fake women’s news magazine. We parody the entertainment, advertising, and other media sources that women consume daily.”

  • Pitch headline and video ideas to intern@reductress.com. Pitches are due at 9 am Monday and will be approved by end-of-day Monday. 
    • Editors only assign a small percentage of the pitches to be written, so it is asked that you submit at least 10 pitch ideas per email. Reductress does not currently pay, but you will be credited for your work.  Submit the following info:
      • Proposed Headline (Please try to work the joke/hook/idea into this headline)
      • Brief Story Description (Please keep to under 50 words)
      • Proposed Story Type – News, Listicle, Slideshow, or one-liner (“one-liners” are featured under “From the Print Edition” on the homepage and do not require you to write up an accompanying article).
  • Topical/time-sensitive ideas may be sent in separately throughout the week with “TOPICAL PITCH” in the email subject line.  Pitches about annual events, holidays, and awards shows should ideally be sent in two weeks in advance of the event. Topical ideas should be written up ASAP once assigned. Time-sensitive ideas are generally not suitable for video pitches.

Relevant“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.” ($) 

RoleReboot“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.” ($) paid opps are for regular contributors only

Romper“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.” ($)

Rookie“an independently-run online magazine and book series founded in 2011 by Editor-in-Chief Tavi Gevinson. We publish writing, photography, and other forms of artwork by and for teenagers (and their cohorts of any age!). We publish work from contributors and readers all over the world” ($) 

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

The Root“TheRoot.com provides an unflinching examination of political and cultural news through insightful debate and commentary from both established and emerging black thought-leaders. The Root features unvarnished analysis of important issues in the black community and engages anyone looking for diverse viewpoints that are provocative, savvy and smart.”  ($) 

The Rumpus –  “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).

Salon“With an audience of 15 million monthly unique visitors, Salon.com covers breaking news, politics, culture, technology and entertainment through investigative reporting, fearless commentary and criticism, and provocative personal essays.” ($)

Sammiches and Psych Meds“Sammiches and Psych Meds 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.”  ($)

Skinny Artist“We are a community of artists, writers, musicians, photographers, and other creative souls committed to creating, sharing, and living our art!”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Skirt Collective – “Skirt Collective aims to be the modern woman’s compass for navigating culture, fashion, and the real world. Nestled between street smarts and book smarts, SC connects readers with practical information and opinions from a diverse array of voices in an honest, virtual space.

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Slant Magazine “Slant Magazine is currently looking for new film, music, TV, DVD/Blu-ray, video game, book, and theater writers for reviews, interviews, lists, retrospectives, and festival coverage.” ($)

Slate“Politics, culture, technology, business, news, and commentary. Procrastinate better.” ($)

  • If you are sending a pitch, email pitchslate@slate.com. Please indicate in the subject line what section you’re pitching for.

Smithsonian“Smithsonian magazine is a monthly magazine created for modern, well-rounded individuals with diverse interests. It chronicles the arts, history, sciences and popular culture of the times. Our photos, articles, videos and slideshows take a dynamic and interactive approach to exploring our changing world.” ($)

STIR Journal STIR Journal is committed to exploring the gray areas of controversial issues. We provide a space for constructive and productive conversation.” ($)

Sweatpants & Coffee“Sweatpants & Coffee is an online magazine…featuring inspirational, uplifting, entertaining content with a focus on comfort, personal growth, and mental, emotional, and physical well being.

Today I Found Out “Learn Something New and Interesting Everyday at Today I Found Out” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY (**published elsewhere in a magazine, book, or the like is OK, so long as you still own the rights to the article; please tell us if it’s been published in one of these places and where/when**)
  • SUBMIT

Upworthy“…we’re looking for original stories that support our mission of creating a better world.” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT 

VerilyVerily 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.

VFW Magazine“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.” ($)

VillageQ “VillageQ is a community website welcoming members and allies of the LGBTQ community as we celebrate, support, and explore our collective queer family experiences.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • Submit A Post (use this form to pitch an idea, then an editor will be in touch to discuss if interested)

What Culture“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.” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Witty Bitches Magazine“A feminine response to pop culture and politics” ($)

Womanly Woman“WomanlyWoman.com is an online magazine for THE LADIES. We cover topics such as entertainment, health, beauty, and shopping.”

Women’s Voices for Change – “Focused on women over 40, Women’s Voices for Change explores the realities of contemporary women who are vital, visible, and active, who seek an accurate reflection of themselves. Information provided on our website and in our programs addresses relevant issues about medical, emotional and sexual health, relationships, economics, fashion, fitness, and the arts.  Our aim is to create a powerful community of women in their prime. ($)

  • “Previously unpublished non-fiction work is preferred, though we will make exceptions for published articles that are a particularly good fit. We accept previously published and unpublished poetry when rights are included.”
  • Writer’s Guidelines

Yes! Magazine“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.” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

YouQueen – “The women’s lifestyle magazine to make you shine and smile. Awesome Beauty, Fashion, Dating Tips to help you live like a queen.” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Our directory is always growing, and we we add new sites each week. Are we missing a great site that accepts writing submissions in the category of News & Entertainment? Email us and let us know!

 

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