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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    within 2-3 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee


Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary

Got a great story or a great story idea? Something you’re so passionate about that you’ve just gotta share it with the world? Then don’t just sit there, woman! Submit your story to BUST!

Fiction (One-Handed-Read)

Sub Genres: Literary, Erotica

Think you can inspire a little self-directed friction with your erotic fiction? Then send your smutty stories to the attention of this section where hotness rules and cliche drools. Submissions should be approximately 900 words long.


Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Got a great story or a great story idea? Something you’re so passionate about that you’ve just gotta share it with the world? Then don’t just sit there, woman! Submit your story to BUST!

Nonfiction (Broadcast)

Max words: 250

Max words: 350

Sub Genres: ,

Stories in this department focus on pop culture personalities, news, and views important to women. Here’s where we write about that amazing performance artist or that awesome project or grassroots org, and indulge in shameless she-ro worship.

Nonfiction (Real Life)

Max words: 250

Max words: 350

Cooking, crafts, home, health, here’s where we explore all the ways we do that everyday voodoo that we do so well. Do you have a cool skill? Are you qualified to instruct our readers on how to buy or use something they’ve always wanted? (Stereo, sewing machine, the Elephant Man’s bones, etc.) Fancy DIY inventions and household tips can also be sent to the attention of this section!

Nonfiction (Looks)

Max words: 250

Max words: 350

Sub Genres: ,

Calling all glamazons! For fashion, beauty, and style coverage without that bitter, elitist after-taste, there’s nothing more refreshing than the BUST “Looks” section. Fill us in on all your fave new designers, trends, and products here.

Nonfiction (You Go, Girl (Travel))

Max words: 1000

Max words: 1500

Sub Genres: ,

What makes your hometown the BUST-iest place on earth? For this ongoing series, we’re looking for writers who can dish all the insider dirt on the best grrrl-friendly hotspots their home turfs have to offer. From large cities to small towns, if you have a great take on what makes your hood a shangri-la for she-travelers, take some snapshots and show us why or just tell us where you live and what kind of destinations you plan on covering and we’ll put your pitch on file.

Nonfiction (Features)

Max words: 2500

Sub Genres:

Do you have an idea for a reported feature that’s feminist, sexy, smart, funny, surprising, and generally doesn’t suck? If so, then send us a pitch detailing exactly what you’d like to write about, what sources you have access to, and what your credentials are, and we’ll let you know if your story works for us.

Nonfiction (Sex Files)

Max words: 250

Max words: 350

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Sex toys, sex enhancing products, and porno guides for grrrls are some of the titillating topics covered in this sassy section. We invite all you brazen hussies out there to strut your stuff here for the erotic edification of frolicsome feminists everywhere.

Review (The BUST Guide (Book, Movie and Music Reviews))

Max words: 150

Max words: 250

Decisions about what new stuff to include in the book, movie and music review sections usually happen well in advance of the release dates of these titles, but if you are somehow on the inside track and can get your hands on something you love before the rest of the world has seen/heard/read it, then let us know!

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Please include the following information in your submission: Full Name Email Address Mailing Address Day and Night Phone Number

  • Eligibility

    Women and other marginalized genders

  • Formatting

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Author's rights

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Additional info

    If we're interested in running your piece, we'll get back to you about it, probably within two to three months. If we aren't, we won't.

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Founded in 1993, BUST is the groundbreaking, original feminist lifestyle brand—producing a magazine, website, podcast, and events—that is unique in its ability to connect with smart, thought leading, influential women. With an attitude that is fierce, funny, and proud to be female, BUST addresses a ...

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    Debbie Stoller


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    Laurie Henzel

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