We always welcome *guest posts. By writing for Harlot, you are contributing not just to a website, but to a community. We want you to share your wisdom, build on our mission and spread the kind of knowledge that can change the world for our readers. Our editorial team will work with you to help polish your writing and help you focus your message. Every person, no matter what your writing experience, sexual orientation, color, or creed are not only welcomed to contribute, but are encouraged to share your thoughts, ideas, opinions, and expertise.
Here at Harlot, we are sex-positive, inclusive and intersectional. Whether you are writing about sex, reproductive health, relationships, or politics, we appreciate a well-rounded approach to your topic. Familiarize yourself with our content. If you feel you have a topic that our readers will benefit from and a writing voice that will match the tone of our site, we would love to see your pitch.
Keep in mind:
Write what you know. Have you had a life-changing experience? Are you a professional in the sexual health field? Are you a college student studying gender? Write about it.
Be original, do not copy others work. We will find out, and we will not be happy.
Source all health claims: If you mention a statistic or a study in your piece, include a link to that source. Use links to peer-reviewed scientific papers, academic journals, and/or credible news outlets.
Write a catchy opening. Does your first sentence make the reader want to continue? Does your first paragraph tell the reader clearly and succinctly what the article will be about?
Use headings. Ideally, everyone who comes to our site will spend hours reading our content, but we know in reality that isn't always the case. Dividing your article into sub-categories using headers will help our readers more accurately skim the content.
*A guest writer is someone who contributes an article or two, but is not a member of the Harlot staff.
Interested in becoming a staff writer? Apply here.