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Pitch Your Personal Essay to Marie Claire‘s Relationship Section

Personal-EssayIn our latest Journalism Advice column, we’ve got the second round of our Personal Essay Markets (see Part I here). If you’ve got a fascinating relationship story to tell, send it to Marie Claire. This is just one of the 15 markets we’ve compiled:

Marie Claire — “Love + Sex”
Marie Claire‘s “Love + Sex” section is looking for “strong, literary writing and non-formulaic essays based on compelling personal stories about the ways that smart, empowered women are navigating relationships and romance, heartbreak and sexuality, partnership and singlehood,” said editor Whitney Joiner.
Length: 1,000-1,500
Pay: $2 a word
Assigning editor: Whitney Joiner, WJOINER at HEARST dot COM
Joiner’s advice: “I’m happy to review either pitches or full submissions. Writers should definitely review past issues to get a sense of our style.”

To find out what other pubs are looking for, read: Personal Essay Markets, Part II.

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