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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. Twice each month on Tuesday (natch), we publish original personal essays. 

Our Guidelines

    • Topics: Generally, we’re interested in all relevant topics far and wide, including, but not limited to, love, sex, health, career, 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 that’s in line with our mission.
    • 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. We gotta be us.
    • Pay: $50

Pitch Us

Please send pitches and 2-3 links to clips of previous work to hello@tuenight.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.


  1. Jessica says

    Hey Margit! So…I’ve been thinking about writing something on the crazy similarities between dating and job-hunting (Should I call to see what’s up or should I wait for the call? What am I going to wear? How much is TMI on a first interaction? What is an ad *really* saying?). What do you think–is this something people know/talk about, or did I stumble on a unique idea?? Like that whole I-only-order-tomato-juice-on-planes revelation that was all over FB…apparently everyone does it but no one knew everyone else did it.

  2. Jessica says

    Wait, did it post my info so you know who I am? It’s Jessica Baskin from Phila. 🙂

  3. Michelle says

    I just read your Redbook article and LOVED it! You get it. I’m subscribed to your site. Thank you for making my morning. If there is ever a discussion on GenX-ers that opted out of having kids, I want in : )
    Thanks again for your humor and your insight.

  4. I would love to write for a site like this, however, I passed 40, about 30 years back! Any suggestions? There is a sample, of sorts, in the comments section under pets and animals, which turned out to be more of a short story, rather than strictly a comment on the article. I’m the mother of 6, a professional, and, also an alienated parent, among other things. I’ve been a guest on Milwaukee’s WTMJ radio, Ask your neighbor, with Gordon Hinkley, when I was in my 40’s, so I’m no stranger to presenting to an audience. Wish AARP would offer an online forum like this, as I have some great ideas on job hunting over 70, and the, “non existent “, age prejudice, which is alive and well and resides in every Human Resources Department with recruiters under 50. So, would love to hear ideas about where I could find a forum like this, for
    my age group. Thank you, Renee’Cooper, Milwaukee, WI

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