General Submission Guidelines
All potential submissions should be written after familiarizing yourself with the tone and content of our site. We prefer pop culture/policy/news commentary, interviews, and reviews over purely personal essays unless they have broader relevance to the community. Pieces written heavily in the first person should fall into one of the appropriate categories (see below) though exceptional articles will always be considered. Contact us here.
We do not consider submissions from individuals who have never been sex workers; this includes patrons of sex workers, no matter how much money they’ve spent in a strip club. Unsolicited submissions of this nature become our property and we reserve the right to reprint and possibly mock them on this site. People who are currently still working in the service end of the sex industry are given priority over those who are retired. You are encouraged to write under a name other than the same one you use(d) for work, though if your piece is published, you will be given full control over the identity to which it’s attached. Occasionally we run items that have already appeared on personal blogs, but our strong preference is for unreleased content. You retain full rights.
Articles run anywhere from 500-2000 words. Aiming for about 800-1300 for a substantial opinion piece is a good goal, and images to use in the post (whether your own, or from another source, with credit) are always appreciated. Contact us here with questions.
What We Don’t Want
We repeat: articles from people who are not sex workers. This includes: sex worker clients, fans, porn watchers, sex toy sales staff, people who clean the floors of a peep show, people who rent space to sensual massage parlors, etc. We regularly have a surplus of personal content, so please be advised this is the most competitive field to submit to, and we don’t want lyrical stories about work experiences that ultimately don’t go anywhere. Please send an actual pitch if you’d like to contribute to the site but don’t yet have a piece completed. We respectfully ask that you don’t send emails of interest without concrete ideas.
Most of our reviews fall into two categories: 1) concise plot summary at the beginning, with criticism and praise about specific items following the summary or 2) a walkthrough of the plot, with the criticisms and praise incorporated chronologically. Either of those approaches work but we don’t want a lot of plot summary that’s only plot summary, like a wikipedia article.
We’re curious to know:
—did it strike you as an accurate portrayal of sex work?
—which of your own experiences did it differ from/resonate with?
—did you learn anything (about work) from it?
—does the item have an agenda or push a certain message about sex work and if so, what is it?
Naked Music Mondays are about the music we use at work. Whether you are a stripper dancing on stage to something new you love, an escort using playlists to set the mood (or keep track of time), a dominatrix inflicting your taste on your client, or a webcam performer listening to favorites to pass the time, you can contribute to this section. It can be about new release, videos or lyrics with sex work-related content, seasonally relevant playlists, or your personal favorites. Just write it up and send it in (preferably with a link to an embeddable YouTube playlist). If you are interested in interviewing an artist who’s recorded something particularly relevant to your work, please get in touch and we’ll see if we can help set it up.
Pictures of pets and money. You don’t have to have cats! Pictures of dogs, rats, birds, snakes, guinea pigs, or tarantulas and your piles of sex work-earned cash are all welcome. Include your name, occupation, and any desired links, along with your pet’s name and whatever details about your great night at work you want to mention.
This is our in-house advice column where we address the questions of currently working sex workers (we do not answer inquiries about how to get started in any aspect of the industry). We reach out to several different pros in the field to answer your personal and professional job-related questions. Email us your question and the name/pseudonym you’d like to use. Questions may be edited for publication.
An interview with an Executive Director, founder, or other key player of an organization working for sex worker rights. Focus should be on the work they do, their history, the challenges they face, etc. Any org-specific calls for donations or event advertising, while permissible at the end of article, should not overwhelm the rest of the content. 800-1200 words.