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How to Get Your Story Idea in Essence

Essence has been the “go-to” magazine for African-American women since its debut in 1970. Therefore, if that’s your target audience, take a look at the latest “How to Pitch” feature from mediabistro.com.

The simpliest way to have your words in Essence is checking out the “Work and Wealth,” “Body and Spirit” and “Sex and Love” sections, all geared to freelancers.

“We have great relationships with all of our freelancers, many of whom are award-winners not only for us, but for other major newspapers and magazines,” says senior editor Tanisha Sykes.

The monthly publication has a circulation of 1.5 million and about 1 million unique visitors to its site.

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