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Holl & Lane is built on the idea that we're all connected through our shared experiences, and that it's those experiences that make us who we are.  We are opening the door on honest conversation and shutting the door on shame.  We share stories on miscarriage, infertility, mental health, body image, love, loss, self-care, and so much more.  We want you to know that you are not alone.

Your bravery in opening up and deciding to share your story is what fuels our magazine. We couldn’t do it without you. Read over the guidelines below for more information on becoming a magazine contributor.


Please read the guidelines in their entirety BEFORE submitting.

  • Pitch Consideration

    • Open calls for pitches will be posted here on our Contribute page and announced on our social media platforms.

    • Unsolicited pitches will be discarded.

    • Hint: We welcome pitches from everyone; however, special consideration is given to those who are active in our community and who have supported the magazine through purchases and subscriptions in the past.

    • Each issue of the magazine is centered around a theme. You are free to interpret the theme any way you wish, but pitches will only be selected if they relate to the theme in some way.

    • Once your pitch has been selected, it is final, and you may not change the topic. Any submissions received that are different from the original idea run the risk of not being included in the magazine.   

    • Check out our ebook to learn tricks for getting your writing published in a magazine (with special tips that we specifically look for).

    • Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how we choose submissions.

  • Deadlines

    • Submission deadlines are firm and late submissions will not be accepted. When submitting your pitch, please keep the deadline in mind and only submit your idea if you are sure you will be able complete the article and submit on time. Failure to submit your article on time may result in the non-selection of future pitches at the discretion of the Editor in Chief.

    • Communication is important. We understand that emergencies do come up. You will have approximately 1-½ to 2 months to complete your article, so we highly recommend not waiting until the last minute to write it. But if you absolutely cannot complete your article for any reason, please contact stories@hollandlanemag.com well before the deadline.

    • "Remember that the craft of nonfiction writing involves more than writing. It also means being reliable. Editors will properly drop a writer they can't count on." -William Zinsser.

  • Originality

    • All content must be written by you and must not have been published elsewhere.

  • Rights

    • You retain the rights to your submission, but Holl & Lane reserves the right to promote/publish any article that is submitted to us indefinitely. Occasionally, articles from the magazine may be republished on the Holl & Lane blog, newsletter, website, or other materials.

  • Republishing

    • If your submission is selected and published in the magazine, you may not republish your article elsewhere in its entirety until at least 6 months have passed, and if/when you do, to include language that states "This article was originally published in Holl & Lane Magazine" and include a link to our website: http://www.hollandlanemag.com.

    • In the meantime, to promote your article, we advise that you share a paragraph or short excerpt from the article to generate interest and include a link to the website where people can purchase the magazine (http://www.hollandlanemag.com/shop) if they'd like to read more.

  • Word Count

    • Will be assigned at the discretion of the Editor in Chief, and may range from 700 - 1500 words for articles (or as otherwise specified for interviews, photo journals, etc.). Your completed submission may not exceed the assigned word count limit. If you are having trouble meeting the word count assignment, please reach out to the editorial team at stories@hollandlanemag.com before submitting your piece.

  • Revisions

    • We want you to tell your story in your own words. So we will only edit your article for clarity, punctuation, spelling, and grammar. We also reserve the right to change the title of the piece.

  • Photos

    • A photo release will be required for any photos that are submitted. You (or your photographer, if applicable) will retain all rights to the photos you submit, but Holl & Lane retains the right to use any submitted photos to promote your article and the magazine on social media, the blog, our website, or other materials. Photo credit will always be given to the creator. We will not alter the photos other than to resize them to conform to image size specifications for the magazine, social media, and other materials.  

  • Submission

    • Submission instructions for your article will be provided when you are notified of your pitch selection. Submissions are not accepted via email. If you are having trouble with the submission system, please contact the editorial team at stories@hollandlanemag.com. In addition, all content and photos must be submitted together in one submission.

  • Compensation

    • Paid compensation for articles is not available at this time. We do hope to be able to offer compensation in the future, and any changes to the compensation policy will be updated here.


If you have any questions that are not addressed here, please email stories@hollandlanemag.com

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If you are a photographer interested in working with us, fill out this form with a link to your profile.  We look specifically for lifestyle photographers.  Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we cannot personally respond to everyone, however we will be in touch if we would like to move forward.
Note:  All contributors are unpaid, but you will receive credit in the magazine.

Check out our ebook to learn tricks for getting your photos published in a magazine.

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