Write for us!

Yes, you. We’re always looking for new authors. If you’ve got an idea that will challenge our readers and move our industry forward, we want to hear about it. But you don’t need to wait for an idea that will redefine Beauty. Just aim to bring readers a fresh perspective on a topic that’s keeping you up at night.

We’ll be honest, though: writing for The Beauty Think Tank takes work. We want your article to be at its best, and we’ll push you to get there. Once accepted, you’ll get extensive feedback from us.

It’s also rewarding. Thousands of people searching for Beauty Advice will read your work, and you’ll also learn a lot in the process—about communicating your ideas, about writing, and even about the topic you thought you already knew so well when you started.

What we’re looking for

You may submit a rough draft, a partial draft, or a short pitch (a paragraph or two summarizing your argument and why it matters to our readers) paired with an outline. The more complete your submission is, the better feedback we can give you. Keep in mind that we only accept original content—we do not publish anything that’s been published elsewhere (including on your blog).

Please don’t send us press releases or sales pitches. They make us feel sad inside.

Before you submit make sure your submission:

  • Has a thesis and offers a clear argument—not just a list of tips and tricks.
  • Has a voice. Be bold, interesting, and human.
  • Is written for an audience of people searching for Beauty Advice
  • Is supported with convincing arguments, not just opinions. Fact-check, and cite sources where appropriate.

What we publish

We publish three types of content:

  1. Features (1,500–2,500 words). Meets most rigorous content and editorial criteria; runs with a custom illustration.
  2. Articles (600–1,500 words). More casual in tone and content. Great for less-intensive tutorials and posts.
  3. Mini-articles (500–600 words). Short and sweet.

 

How to submit (and what happens next)

Email us your submission. You may also send us a plain text file, a Markdown file, or a link to an HTML document.