“Fill what is empty, empty what is full, and scratch where it itches.” ‐ Tallulah Bankhead

Unsweetened needs submissions. All voices are welcome. If you are a woman in the South or a non-binary or trans Southerner or you’d like to write about these folks, let us know.

Send a proposal or your thoughts and ideas on how you’d like contribute (up to one hundred words) to Please describe your proposal (for example, “Interview” or “Short Story” or “How do I give Unsweetened money?”) in the subject line. Include your name, contact information, and an approximate submission date for your piece if accepted.

Would you like to write for us but don’t know where to start? Here are a few things that we’re always looking for:

Survivor Stories: We are survivors. From trauma and abuse to harassment and frustrations, we’ll listen.

Dispatches: Are you Southern and in exile? Why’d you leave? What’s it like out there? What are they saying about us? Are you back already? Tell us about it.

Book Reviews: We want to know what’s on your reading list, or at least those books written by women. Review a great book, review a terrible book, review your mom’s ebook erotica. Whatever.

Descriptions of Resources: What do folks in your community need to know? What’s available? Where can women and trans and non-binary folks seek help and support?

Interviews: Talk to people! Let us know what you find out.

Very short stories: Do you write short fiction or flash fiction? Let us read it!

We’re also looking for proposals for written and/or recorded pieces on the following:
POLITICS!, history, health, music, true crime, motherhood, sisterhood, Southern culture, and many, many things we don’t even know we want yet.

Keep in mind: by emailing us a proposal, you agree that all submitted content is your original work and that you have the right to let us publish it.

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