Friday, January 06, 2006

Bust Magazine

From Bust Magazine:

"Got a great story or a great story idea? Something you’re so passionate about that you’ve just gotta share it with the world? Then don’t just sit there, woman—submit your story to BUST!"

Does your brilliant idea fall into one of these handy categories? If so, please specify the section when submitting:

Broadcast: Stories in this department focus on pop culture personalities and events important to women. Here's where we write about that amazing performance artist or that crazy downtown exhibit, and indulge in shameless she-ro worship. Submissions should be 250-350 words long.

Around The World in 80 Girls: What makes your hometown the BUST-iest place on earth? For this ongoing series, we’re looking for writers who can dish all the insider dirt on the best grrrl-friendly hotspots their home turfs have to offer. From large cities to small towns, if you have a great take on what makes your hood a shangri-la for she-travelers, take some snapshots and show us why or just tell us where you live and what kind of destinations you plan on covering and we’ll put your pitch on file. Submissions should be 1000-1500 words long.

Features: Once we come up with a theme for an upcoming issue we try to post a call for submissions for it ASAP on the front page of, but this decision isn’t always made very far in advance of our editorial deadline. To get updates of our quarterly calls for submissions emailed to you, add your name in the form on the left and you’ll be among the first to find out when we decide the theme for each issue. We are also always open to reading off-topic feature submissions as long as they are feminist, sexy, smart, funny and generally don’t suck. If you have a great idea but aren’t sure if it fits in with a theme we are currently working on, send it anyway, we may hold onto it for a future issue! Submissions should be 2,500 words or less.

The BUST Guide: Decisions about what new stuff to include in the book, movie and music review sections usually happen well in advance of the release dates of these titles, but if you are somehow on the inside track and can get your hands on something you love before the rest of the world has seen/heard/read it, then let us know! Reviews should generally be 150-250 words long and it’s always a good idea to check out old issues of BUST to get a feel for our review style.

Sex Files: Sex toys, sex enhancing products and porno guides for grrrls are some of the titillating topics covered in this sassy section. We invite all you brazen hussies out there to strut your stuff here for the erotic edification of frolicsome feminists everywhere. Submissions should be 250-350 words long.

BUST does not accept poetry. Sorry.

Submission Info: Stories or story ideas can be emailed to Please include the following information in your submission:

Full Name

Email Address

Mailing Address

Day and Night Phone Number

If you're emailing your submission, please send it as an attachment. If you are submitting a story idea rather than a story, please also send us clips of your previous writing.

If we're interested in running your piece, we'll get back to you about it. If we aren't, we will try to let you know but it may take a very long time and we can't promise you that we'll be able to. Please don't take it personally: it's just that we are woefully understaffed here at BUST HQ.

Compensation: $50 - $100

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