Join the Movement.
The Tempest is the unconventional publication that connects our global generation.
We have contributors and creators around the world that are changing the conversation – and they have the backing, resources and network of an international movement. Our goal is to define global conversations and own our stories, and we invite you to join our community of creators so you can help, too.
You can bring the movement to your own community.
We help you dive headfirst into creating and amplifying your unapologetic and authentic voice. You produce awesome content, covering anything from culture to technology, and grow your influence. You build a community around disruptive storytelling and help an entire generation of diverse millennial women be heard.
We offer training, community, mentorship and professional skills.
When you join our fiery, engaged community of contributors, we help you develop stories that are true to you. As a multi-cultural creator, you connect the world on everything from culture to policy, entertainment to fashion. Our contributors gain incredibly valuable insight about their interests and skills, and get access to opportunities not usually available.
Our community is more than 1,000 strong. And our contributors create incredible work around the world.
We are run by diverse millennial women, for the world. We’re empowering, disrupting and amplifying, all at once. With contributors from more than twenty countries, we have been able to reach millions of readers in over 230 countries.
So, what could this mean for you?
The Tempest is the place where you can build your voice, develop your influence, and leave a legacy of change. If you’re an aspiring writer, budding comedic personality, creative mind, or a person that wants to be heard, you’re in the right place. Check out this rundown of the roles with us to learn more about ways in which you can get involved. If you’re ready to get started, read on below. You’ll be connected with a staffer at TempestHQ to walk you through how to join the family.
Any of these verticals are fair game:
Life, love, sex, and everything in between. Tell us about your relationships, personal transformations, gender experiences, and personal narratives. Be as honest, raw, and gut-wrenching as you need to be.
This section also features humor and satire, as well as our advice columns.
This section covers books, TV, movies, and gaming. We also cover trending topics (think: Twitter hashtags, viral videos, cultural/social commentary).
What’s in, and what’s out, and what’s trending in the world of fashion, weddings and beauty? This section covers topics ranging from personal style to hair, makeup, fashion, and body image.
An audience favorite, this section deals with the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of our personal cultures. Popular topics include identity, food, traditions, art, religion, language, family structures, etc.
This section covers politics, race, current events, science, technology, entrepreneurship, and business. We want to know how you felt and why you felt it with the latest news. Let us into your world as it overlaps with the world of current news.
If you have an idea that you don’t see on here already — we’re open to that too.
You can bring your perspectives to The Tempest, and this is how we like to see it:
FIRST THINGS FIRST:
To submit your pitch, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and start your subject line with the word “pitch.” If it’s time-sensitive, let us know in the subject line, too. We like on-point, thought-out pitches – it helps us understand what direction you’re interested in taking the piece, and it helps you with ironing out details before the fun stuff starts. We don’t prefer receiving full articles – so make sure to take a step back, and craft your pitch, instead. Typically a pitch is 2-3 paragraphs long, and should include the following, if relevant:
The context – historical, social, cultural or political – behind the article you’re looking to write
Why is this so important? Why does it matter to you? What makes your perspective important?
If needed: existing research, potential interview topics, or relevant information if it’s a news hook
And the fun part: word length
KEEP THIS IN MIND:
When you’re submitting to us, put all of the pitch information in the email body. Give us 1-2 lines about yourself, and if you’ve never written for us, put 3-4 links to other published work. Here’s the thing: if you haven’t written before – cool. We definitely want you to pitch to us. In those cases, any writing examples are awesome.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THAT?
We work to respond to your pitches within two weeks. We go through every email you send, and encourage you to follow up – but if we turn down a pitch, take it like this: we might not have space for the angle you’re suggesting, but you’re more than welcome to try again with a new topic.
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