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.

Upcoming Issues

If you’d like to pitch a story for one of the following topics, see the guidelines below.

JUNE: Hustle
We’re making it work, y’all. But we’re not our career. How we’re finding purpose in the little stuff.

JULY: Adventure
Can we do that now? Travel, trips, even if it’s only in our minds. Post-pandemic advice (we hope).

AUGUST: Hot
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.

SEPTEMBER: Dated
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.

NOVEMBER: Invest
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.

Our Guidelines

  • 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.

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.

  • 1-2 paragraphs that tell us briefly what the story is and perhaps a juicy anecdote that you think will hook our readers.
  • Tell us a little about yourself - we don't need your full bio yet, but it's nice to understand who's the person behind the story being pitched.