Submission Guidelines

Editorial Submissions

Chicago Woman welcomes article queries and submissions. The best way to submit articles and story pitches is via email to editor@chicago-woman.com with the words “Editorial Submission” in the subject line. Send your query or submission in Microsoft Word, PDF or google Doc link. Chicago Woman follows the Chicago Manual of Style for all editorial content. Feature articles are 1200 words. Columns or single page content are 600 words. 

Please spend some time familiarizing yourself with our  content categories and regular features. All submissions should include information about you and your background as a writer and qualifications for writing a particular story. Please include all supporting documents such as images with your submission. 

Our editors reserve the right to edit and amend any submissions to fit within our guidelines, tone and media. We will always send a final version to the original author for approval. Editorial submissions should not include promotional content, company logos or sales verbiage. We do our best to respond to all inquiries. If you have not heard back from us within three weeks, please assume that we will not be able to use your idea or submission.

For guaranteed publishing of articles or to include promotional content within an article, please contact our business development team to learn more about advertorials and sponsored content. 

Social Life Submissions

Our Social Life section is a photo collage of social gatherings and events in Chicago. All photos submitted should be at least five inches in height and width when in 300dpi and should be accompanied by a post-event press release or at least a couple paragraphs detailing the event (who, what, where, when). Please note that we require a first and last name for each person in every photo for inclusion in our print publication; additionally, please make sure to send photos with a variety of people, as we do not publish more than one photo of the same person. E-mail images to social@chicago-woman.com

Photography + Creative Submissions

Chicago Woman welcomes queries and submissions for photography and other creative submissions. The best way to submit articles and story pitches is via email to editor@chicago-woman.com with the words “Creative Submission” in the subject line. Send your query or submission as PDF or web link. 

Please spend some time familiarizing yourself with our  content categories and regular features. All submissions should include information about you and your background and qualifications for creative contribution or services. 

We do our best to respond to all inquiries. If you have not heard back from us within three weeks, please assume that we will not be able to use your idea or submission.