Welcome to Elite Daily's submissions manager. Please do not send press releases or sponsored content pitches here; those can go to info@elitedaily.com.

Elite Daily is looking for fully-developed pitches that could be a good fit for the site based on tone and content we've run in the past. Full drafts will be requested before a pitch is accepted. All writers should be familiar with Elite Daily's content and voice before submitting.

Please submit your pitch to one of the categories below, and be sure to read the submission details: they vary depending on the category. All submissions should include a potential headline and article summary.

Full drafts are not required, but if you have one, it can be uploaded. If you have previously published clips, a website, or a portfolio, please link to them where indicated.

We try to respond to submissions within 2-3 weeks (and usually do so faster if it's a story tied to a breaking news or pop culture event).

If you are seeking a part-time writing position, you can find all of our current job listings here: https://jobs.lever.co/bustle.

Thank you! We look forward to reading your work.

The Elite Daily Editorial Team

Whenever Mercury goes into retrograde, everyone starts making excuses as to why their lives are falling apart. That's why Elite Daily is working on a content package dedicated to showing off a different perspective: to stop blaming the universe for your problems and learning how to harness its ebbs and flows for your own good. We’re looking for astrological advice, spiritual experiences, and service-based articles to help overcome what are sometimes seemingly insurmountable universal odds in life, love, and work.

Articles should be fun, researched, conversational, and concerning real-life applications of various aspects of spirituality: zodiac signs, moon phases, retrogrades, tarot readings, crystals, regressions, psychic experiences, and more.


Please submit a headline and angle for the piece, along with links to any published writing samples. Your pitch should be well-developed and full drafts will be requested before a pitch is accepted.

Elite Daily's entertainment section is looking for identity pieces and personal essays tied to top-trending TV shows such as The Bachelorette, Dear White People, Master Of None, and Orange is the New Black.

We are not currently seeking show recaps, list ideas, or interviews from freelance contributors. We do not accept publicity pitches or guest posts through Submittable.

Please read Elite Daily's entertainment section to get a feel for the content and voice of the vertical, and please search to make sure we haven't covered the topic before. Your pitch should be well-developed and full drafts will be requested before a pitch is accepted. If you have previous writing experience, please include links to your work.
Elite Daily's Life section is looking for health/wellness/fitness pieces, including body positivity content, unique health angles for millennial women (ie, How Your Period Changes In Your 20s), or pieces that share expert advice/knowledge in a particular health or wellness field.

Please submit a headline and angle for the piece, along with links to any published writing samples. Your pitch should be well-developed and full drafts will be requested before a pitch is accepted.
Elite Daily's Life section is looking for identity and/or identity politics pieces that use storytelling to offer a new perspective to our readers. These pieces can be tied to trending news pegs (for example, how AHCA affects you as a ___ living in ___), or evergreen personal essays involving anything identity-related.

Please submit a headline and angle for the piece, along with links to any published writing samples. Your pitch should be well-developed and full drafts will be requested before a pitch is accepted.
Elite Daily's Politics section is looking for personal essays related to ongoing news stories and original reported pieces. These can be a way a law affects you, an underreported story in your community, or anything in between. 

We are not seeking straightforward pieces on national news. We do not accept publicity pitches or guest posts through Submittable.

Please read Elite Daily's news coverage to get a feel for the content and voice of the section, and please search to make sure we haven't covered the topic before. If you have previous writing experience, please include links to your work. Your pitch should be well-developed and full drafts will be requested before a pitch is accepted.
Elite Daily's Sex & Dating vertical is looking for identity pieces and personal essays about unique sex/dating experiences, as well as any personal essays in response to what's happening in the news and popular culture. Make sure you read Elite Daily's dating section to get a feel for the content and voice of the vertical before pitching. 

Please submit a potential headline for your story and well-developed pitch. Full drafts will be requested before a pitch is accepted.
Boom, Ghosted is a weekly column of ghosting horror stories. Each week, we share a story from a reader about a time they were ghosted, complete with a screenshot of the last text(s) the reader sent to the ghoster before they disappeared forever. We've heard from people who've been ghosted on New Year's Eve after a romantic dinner, by a boyfriend of five years during a vacation, by someone who lied about being on the run from the cops, and tons, tons more!

If you'd like to be featured in Boom, Ghosted, please submit a screenshot of the last text you ever sent to your ghoster here or email it to boomghosted@elitedaily.com, along with the story of your relationship and what happened before they ghosted.