Salomé's 10 Recommendations For Paid Submissions

Here at Salome we understand how difficult it can be to find writing opportunities. So we thought we’d compile a collection for you. Oh, and they’re paid, because we understand the hard work that goes into creating something beautiful.

1.     BUST:

It’s the “original women’s lifestyle magazine and website that is unique in its ability to connect with bright, cutting-edge, influential young women.” They have topics such as broadcast, travel, fashion, reviews and all sorts.

Submit to them here.



This publication draws heavily from unsolicited submissions. The editors claim to believe in providing a platform for emerging writers. They publish personal essays, memoirs, narratives and much more.

Submit to them here.



This publication focuses on ordinary people with extraordinary stories. They have a network of over 2000 talented storytellers. Become one of them here. They accept writing, short documentary films, photo essays, audio stories and comics journalism.



They provide a platform for voices that have been marginalized by the mainstream media. They publish originally reported features, interviews, long-form journalism, personal essays, and multimedia of all shapes, sizes, and creeds.

Pitch them here.



We know a lot of you are poets. And they’re holding a poetry competition; the top prize is £5000. Deadline is 31st October 2017.

Apply here.


6.     BUSTLE

They’re a publication written by women for women. Find more information on how to pitch them here.



They publish nonfiction written by women and ask that you read some of their work so that you can get a feel for what they publish.  Their stories run typically from 3000 to 6000 words, though they are open to longer work.

Submit to them here.


8.     MSLEXIA

They want to see your previously unpublished submissions, with 14 opportunities for female writers to submit to, different topics.

Submit here.


9.     VOX

They have a section dedicated to narrative stories. For more information, look here.



This magazine publishes two personal essays every month on topics relating to women and women’s interests. The word count is 800 – 1100. They have all their monthly themes for the year on the site, so you can submit to whichever takes your fancy. For more information, click here.


And because #SalomeLovesYou we’ve got something else for you.

Pexel has free stock photos to use; they’ve got a great selection that could be great for your articles.

And here’s an open letter to women writers, take it as motivation of some sorts. Keep going you fearless writers.



About Umairah

Umairah is a writer, student (studying history, English literature and religious studies), mental health activist and drinks too much tea. She believes in the power of compassion and kindness. She also volunteers with Salomé as a social media superstar.