Writing Opportunities at The Perpetual You

The Perpetual You is unlike other magazines in that we don't consider submissions from freelance writers or journalists that we don't already have a relationship with. In fact, we welcome women who are experts in their field, whether or not they have writing experience at all!
We seek to establish a relationship with these women experts in order to help them craft their message, improve their writing skills, and finetune their point of view.  We also do everything in our power to promote the brand or viewpoint of our writers--from the simple reposting of IG pics to recommendations for suitable opportunities that come on our radar.
in establishing a writing/editing relationship with you, our primary intention is to facilitate growth--not of the piece itself, though that's bound to happen (!)--but of you: the writer, the woman you are and the woman you want to be, along with the gift you have to bring to the world.  We can promise that, upon contributing to this beautiful, raw, much-needed publication, You Will Grow.
We publish on a "series" basis, which is 4 months. Some writing opportunities are for a series-basis, and some are one time guest opportunities. This is made clear in the descriptions below. Deadlines currently run about two months in advance of publication date; for example, an August article would be due sometime around the end of May.  
For a list of specific writing opportunities, see below. To view our upcoming themes, click here.

TRAVEL

We feature gorgeous travel photography each month, from collaborating photographers all over the globe. We seek an intentional traveler who enjoys writing about her experience traveling to partner with us on this spread. If your traveling outlook and experiences align with our brand words of Ease, Fun, Wealth, and Joy, we'd love to chat! Travel bloggers encouraged to apply.  

*This writing opportunity is for a series basis.

If you're a traveler/writer and are looking for a publication outlet, ntact form. Be sure to include a link to or examples of your writing. (If you are a photographer who would just like to submit travel photos, check out our photography opportunities here.)

cocktail

Our cocktail spread is one of a kind! Rather than give our readers a recipe (which they can get anywhere!), we offer them a cocktail experience that aligns with our brand values of Ease, Fun, Wealth, and Joy, as well as the particular theme of that month's issue and our overall guidelines of intentional living and conscious consumerism. We seek female bartenders or home bar aficionados who wish to share their love of cocktails with our readers.  

*This writing opportunity is for a series basis.

If this opportunity thrills you, fill out our contact form. No prior writing experience is necessary! (If you are a photographer who would like to collaborate with us on photos for the cocktail spread, check out our photography opportunities here.)

DWELL

We seek writers and collaborators for our Dwell section and have a variety of opportunities available there. If you are an interior designer, home blogger, DIY-er, or a homeowner remodeling your home--and you would like to share your experiences with our audience--view our Dwell Opportunities here.

cover story

Each month, we feature a "real woman" (i.e. not a celebrity) living a self-aware, purposeful, and, often, outstanding life. This article ranges from 1500-2000 words and also includes a sidebar of concrete, actionable tips. We seek narrative journalists who are interested in seeing this piece through from interview to article. There is ample opportunity for a gifted writer to truly make this piece her own

Writers interested in working with our Managing Editor on the production of our cover story will excel if they have:

>Experience writing and editing story-focused journalism pieces and/or longer manuscripts
>Interest in or experience with pre-interview research & question-writing, as well as fact-checking & post-interview follow-up
>Preference for highlighting the story behind the person
>Ability/Interest in selecting quotable text from interview transcripts
>Desire to work with our Managing Editor in crafting the most important piece of the magazine!

*This article can be guest written on a monthly basis.

If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please fill out our contact form and include a link to or examples of previous narrative journalism.

live feature

Our LIVE Feature article is a 1200-1500 word piece that places the personal experiences of women within the context of our society. We seek professional coaches, authors, counselors or therapists, and otherwise passionate women to speak to the challenge of living intentionally in a fast-paced, rushed, and often negatively-charged world.

Writers interested in working with our Managing Editor on the production of a LIVE feature article will excel if they have:

>Experience writing and editing blog posts of 700-1000 words.
>Pesonal experiences of living intentionally despite negative or challenging circumstances
>Ability/willingness to be vulnerable, candid, and compassionate with the reader
>Desire to improve the lives of women through shared experiences and stories

*This article can be guest written on a monthly basis.

If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please fill out our contact form and include a link to or examples of your blog or other professional writing.

BLOG posts

An additional way we are able to feature the voices and viewpoint of women is through our companion blog. We publish 8-10 blog posts each month that are written to complement our magazine theme that month. Click here for our blog submission policies.


If these opportunities don't feel write for you, and you'd like to forge your own path with The Perpetual You, we applaud your independence and are willing to hear you out. Just send us an email to hello@theperpetualyou.com with your proposal. 
We look forward to helping you determine whether your viewpoint is a good fit for our audience.

blog photo courtesy of the joy archival