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2017 Contributor Themes and Guidelines for Writers/Artists

January

The All In issue

Essay theme: Stories about going “all in,” taking a leap, a risk, a life change, a gamble.

February

The Sweetheart issue – I Do Book

Essay theme: Stories about soulmates of all kinds, love, bonding, romance.

March

The Wonder Issue

Essay theme: Stories about traveling, wandering, the wonder of our great big world.

April

The Spark Issue

Special Section: Women at Work

Essay theme: Stories about the creative spark, finding your calling, the work you love.

May

The Magnificent Issue

A Special Mother’s Day Event

Essay theme: Stories about big deals, extravagance, beauty, what takes your breath away.

June/July

The Summer Lovin’ Issue

Special Section: skirt! girls guide to summer

Essay theme: All thing summer! From bugs to backpacking.

August

The Pop! Issue

Essay theme: Stories about celebration, milestones, wins, achievements, the best of times.

September

The Essential issue

Special Section: Beauty Health and Fitness

Essay theme: Stories about the physical; body and mind, health and happiness.

October

The Unplugged issue

Essay theme: Stories about going offline or off the grid.

November

The Flavor issue

Special Section: Food and Beverage

Essay theme: Stories about foodie love, food memories, taste, girls’ nights.

December

The Jolly issue

Special Section: Holiday Give Guide

Essay theme: Stories about happiness, joy, what brings you to happy tears or tears of laughter.

ESSAY SUBMISSIONS

skirt! publishes two personal essays every month on topics relating to women and women’s interests. All essays for consideration should be submitted in their entirety and be between 800 and 1,100 words. Essays must fit one of our monthly themes. Payment for essays is $200. We reserve the right to edit articles for length and content.

Format: Send your manuscript via e-mail to submissions@skirt.com (preferably as RICH TEXT FORMAT, or .RTF, attachment or Word doc).

Bio: Include a brief (2-sentence) bio at the end of your manuscript.

Deadlines: We read submissions year-round. The submission deadline for each issue is the 1st of each month for the following month.

ART SUBMISSIONS

We feature a color illustration on skirt!’s cover each month. Send low res images to submissions@skirt.com. If we choose your work, we will require a high res 7 x 10 inch image (300dpi) for publication along with a short bio.

BLOG SUBMISSIONS

We are currently seeking female bloggers local to Charleston who are interested in contributing guests posts based on our monthly themes. Please send submissions including images to blog@skirt.com for consideration. (We do not pay for blog entries.)