Hey there, writers!
M.L.T.S. Magazine is looking for talented journalists to commit to contributing weekly or biweekly columns to be published on the magazine’s blog. Writers will also be able to write for the quarterly magazine.
In case you’re just discovering us, M.L.T.S. is daily blog and quarterly magazine that publishes lifestyle, education and career topics for young women who are ambitious and actively pursuing their goals.
Weekly columns fall under one of the following categories: Most Informed (news), Most Stylish, Most Beautiful, Most Loved, Most Entertaining (movies, TV, music, books) and Most Valuable (education & careers).
Previous and current columns include Full Body Detail (covered health and wellness), My Busiest Year (about the writer juggling all her commitments) and My Pleasure (about sex and relationships).
As I’m both a broke journalism student and the sole force behind M.L.T.S., I can’t pay my writers yet. The perks of the job include:
- Clips to bolster your portfolio
- Occasional freebies
- In-roads to people you might not otherwise meet
- My undying gratitude and respect
To apply, please send your column idea, along with a resume and at least one writing sample. I’m accepting applications at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Then again, if you’re just looking to contribute once or twice and can’t commit to a whole column, you can contribute to the following columns:
- Confessions: Have something you need to get off your chest? Write it up (anywhere between 300 – 700 words works for us) and send it to us. It can be about anything and you can write it anonymously. Our chief concern with installments for this column? Brutal honesty and evocative, exciting prose. Submit a full piece or a pitch and a writing sample to us via email.
- Love Lessons: Each of these short essays (100 – 250 words) focuses on a single thing that can make or break a relationship. Examples: “Vulnerability is Key” and “Shared Interests Aren’t Everything.” Focus on clarity and being concise. If interested in sharing a Love Lesson, please include the full text in your email.
We’ll be launching these multi-authored columns within the next week and will probably come up with a few others. If you have submissions for either, email them to us at email@example.com. Be sure to include the name of the column you’re hoping to contribute to in the subject line of your email. Thanks, lovelies!
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A few weeks ago, I made the mistake of complaining about the muscle pain I was experiencing from riding my bicycle for multiple days in a row (without having ridden in years). It went like this…
Tori: “UGH, MY VAGINA HURTS”
Dad: “No it doesn’t”
Tori: “YES IT DOES. STUPID BIKE.”
Dad: “No, it really doesn’t. If it did, something would be seriously wrong with your seat”
Tori: *realizing what vagina actually means* “…Oh. What is it then?”
Yes, my dad is hilarious. In this case, he was also correct. The area near the genitals that I was mistakenly calling my vagina is actually called the perineum. This is the region of soft tissue that extends from the coccyx to the pubic arch and forms a diamond with the edges of the groin. This area does not take pressure well, and is particularly susceptible to bruising and irritation while biking.
Discomfort can be avoided by making sure that your bike seat is appropriately adjusted, making sure that it is high enough that your knee doesn’t straighten all the way at the bottom of each stroke. Keep your hips centered (as opposed to rocking) during your ride, and try to stand up every so often to relieve the pressure. For hard-core bikers, there are specialized bike seats with cushions or without noses, but as one who lives in North Philadelphia 3/4 of the year, that’s not an investment I’m prepared to make. (If any of you do, let me know if it feels as awesome as it sounds)
If you’re already experiencing perineum pain, it is possible to gently massage the area to ease the pain.
So ladies, there’s your crash course on the perineum. Bonus fun fact- though it’s not your vagina, it is an erogenous zone (particularly for men).
Hey, gals. Do you have an interesting love life? Ever dream of writing a sex or relationships column? We’ve had our Carrie Bradshaw dreams, too. Now, we’re offering you the chance to make them come true via the M.L.T.S. Magazine blog.
We’re looking for girls with all sorts of love lives. Are you single and ready to mingle? Going steady? A lesbian? Are you bisexual? You’re all welcome, so long as you’re a good writer and are willing to commit to at least a biweekly feature.
If you’re interested, send a sample essay that is at least 400 words, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a list of possible titles and give us an idea of how often you think you could blog for us. What would the general theme and tone of your regular blog column be?
We want to read your pitches!
With dear Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s passing, an incredible number of words have been devoted to her many legacies across the World Wide Web. The New York Times alone has articles about the actress in what seems to be every section of its website. In the Style section, writer Cathy Horyn examines her legacy as a style icon.
“She was short,” writes Horyn. “She didn’t have the greatest legs in the world for a sex symbol, which she wasn’t anyway. She was overloaded with hair and bosom, a dreadnought of glamour rather than an elegant swan, and for that reason she did not fit as naturally on best-dressed lists as Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly did. But Elizabeth Taylor’s style told a great deal more.”
We here at M.L.T.S. believe that style in general tells a lot, and we love the big messages that our favorite plus-size fashion bloggers have to share. Follow the jump to read about our three favorite curvy bloggers. Continue reading