Who We Are
TueNight is a storytelling community for women and non-binary folks over 40, sharing where we’ve been and exploring what’s next. Once a month we publish a collection of original personal essays around a particular theme. We also publish a handful of additional stories throughout the month.
If you’d like to pitch a story for one of the following topics, see the guidelines below.
We’re making it work, y’all. But we’re not our career. How we’re finding purpose in the little stuff.
Can we do that now? Travel, trips, even if it’s only in our minds. Post-pandemic advice (we hope).
It’s a scorcher. And no, we just mean this hot flash. We’ll talk about all the menopause things no on discusses and share our own experiences.
We’re talking good dates and the bad; the peeps who stayed way past their expiration date.
OCTOBER: Death Stuff
Talking about loss, grief and getting through, as well as getting all those death things done – living wills, planning for our parents and ourselves.
Is this when I start getting more conservative in my 401k? Crypto is what again? How we’re approaching dollars — and investing in ourselves — in midlife.
DECEMBER: How Are You? Really
Mental health, self-care and how — after a few very stressful years — we reflect on a better future.
- Topics: In addition to the themes noted above, we’re interested in all relevant topics far and wide, including, but not limited to, love, sex, health, career, family, entertainment, travel, and food.
- Audience: Generally Gen-X women and non-binary folks age 40+
- Format: We typically publish essays (approximately 800-1,000 words), however, we’re also up for lists, videos and other kinds of image-driven content.
- Diversity: We are intentional about publishing a diverse slate of writers. We welcome pitches from writers of every racial background, binary/non-binary, single, married, not moms, moms, city mouse, country mouse. Gen-X Midlife is our common denominator, of course.
- Voice: Smart, vibrant, optimistic — with the occasional dose of that Gen-X side-eye. Hey, we gotta be us, right?
- Special Features: We also accept pitches for our Obsessed feature — these are roughly 250-300 words in length
- Pay: $50 per assigned and accepted original essay; Obsessed features are not paid.
Please send pitches and 2-3 links to clips of previous work to email@example.com.
We’re also open to first-time writers, so don’t be shy. If you have a great idea, we have great editors to help you bring it to life.