Contributor Guidelines

Contributor Guidelines

She Explores Life is a women’s travel, adventure & exploration publication. Our goal is to amplify women’s voices & authority in the travel/adventure space

Write for Us: Contributor Guidelines

We believe every woman has an important story to tell. We also believe that the very telling of those stories has the ability to change our world for the better

She Explores Life is a home for stories written by women, for women. It’s a home for the wisdom and advice that brave female adventurers have accumulated while on solo expeditions, family escapes or while exploring their own internal landscape through art, music, meditation— or any number of unique avenues.

We encourage submissions from women interested in telling their stories through written or photographic submissions. We encourage new, or yet-unpublished writers to pitch us.

While we are always eager to receive unique and personal pitches, the following are a list of topics/story categories that we are always open to receiving pitches and stories for.

Destination Guides: These are thorough pieces that focus on a specific destination. They should include information on where you think women should stay, eat and play. Highlighted restaurants, shops and activities should include several woman-owned or woman-focused options. Word count is approximately 800 and up.

Dine & Sip: This category is home to a variety of articles focused on food and beverage. We are looking for an array of restaurant reviews and roundups. We are open to a variety of takes on the subject but the content should always be clear about why this is of interest to women. Please prioritize women-owned or women working in the food and beverage industry.

This section is also home to recipe and meal ideas as well as advice for women who are eating on the road. Word count starts at 600.

Adventure: We are looking for stories about cool adventures that our readers need to know about. Stories can focus on one excursion or be written as roundups. Topic examples include zip line adventures and all-women climbs. We are especially fond of all-women options. Word count determined upon pitch acceptance.

Travel: We are looking for a variety of pieces that cover travel tips and advice. We welcome gear reviews and recommendations as well.  Word count determined on pitch acceptance.

Her Story: We want to hear your personal story. These stories typically reveal some epiphany, life change or “aha!” moment that took place while traveling, adventuring or embarking on some sort of self-exploration through an avenue like yoga, the study of a specific subject, art or music. Word count is variable but typically begins at around 800 words.

She Guides: She Guides is a regular column that shines a spotlight on female trailblazers in the travel, adventure and exploration space. It is an opportunity to share their life stories, work and goals as well as the priceless advice they have for the sisterhood of adventurous women. Do you know a woman you think should be highlighted in this column? Pitch us!

Follow Her: Follow Her is a column that allows women on the road to share their treks and adventures with readers in as close to real-time as possible. Each adventure unfolds in a series of linked articles that brings readers along as the writer reveals the sights, experiences, and insights they on their journey. Are you about to embark on an adventure that you want to share in real time? Pitch us!

Health & Wellness: This category includes articles about self-exploration through topics related to health & wellness, approaches to staying healthy on while traveling and more. Have a unique health & wellness story idea? Send it our way.

Have a story idea that doesn’t seem to fit into any of these categories? Pitch us. We are interested in what you have to say.

Send all pitches to with “Pitch” in the subject line. We try to respond to every e-mail within one week.