About DAME

About DAME

For Women Who Know Better. Smart, fast-paced news and opinions on what matters most in our lives.

Incisive. Irreverent. Curious. Provocative. That's DAME. We take an unabashed look at the issues our readers are really talking about. And like our readers, DAME is smart, quick-witted, opinionated and unapologetic.

Recalling the golden age of women’s magazines, DAME boasts an enviable roster of some of the best voices of our time. Authoritative, seasoned writers breaking stories; crafting eloquent, moving essays; offering expert advice; and weighing in on the conversations of the moment with their unique takes on relationships, gender politics, sex, race, entertainment, the arts, business, politics, Internet culture, health and everything in-between.



The Team


Publisher & Founder - Jennifer Reitman

Strategy & Operations - Jennifer Mathis



Executive Editor - Kera Bolonik

Senior Editor - Lisa Butterworth 

Pitches and Queries - [email protected]


DAME Submission Guidelines

DAME is proud to feature a variety of voices writing reported pieces, op-eds, and personal essays covering culture, politics, parenting, family, gender, sex, entertainment, tech culture, business and personal finance, and whatever else strikes our fancy and captures our readers’ attention.

DAME’s tone is irreverent, witty, and provocative. Our objective is to move the conversation forward around trending and topical subjects most relevant to women—that is, when we're not starting the conversation.

We accept narrative-driven reported features, first-person essays, Q&As, op-eds, and humor essays (especially satire). Stories are generally between 800 and 2,000 words, depending on the subject matter and the story format. 

We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts at this time. If you have a story you’d like us to consider, please send us a query and/or pitch no longer than a paragraph describing what the piece is. Include a short bio as well as a selection of clips with links. We strongly suggest that you read our site before pitching so you get a clear sense of the kind of work we publish. Solicited manuscripts can be sent as a Word document or pasted into the body of an email.

We do not accept pitches for our regular columns: How It Is, All the Rage, Shameless Sex, Parental Advisory, Minding Our Business, and Dear Julie, though similar subjects can be pitched and covered elsewhere. We do not accept fiction, poetry, or reviews (e.g., art, dance, film, books, TV).  Due to the high number of submissions we receive, please allow one week for response. We discourage simultaneous submissions except in the case of an extremely timely query. Rate depends on the type of story being published and will be agreed upon with the writer once a submission has been accepted.

Thank you for being part of the DAME community, we appreciate your interest.