Brown Girl Collective Submission Form
Since its debut in July 2009, Brown Girl Collective's Facebook, Instagram & Twitter audiences have grown to reach hundreds of thousands of women (and a few good men) from across the world. However, with all of the people that have enjoyed the content shared on social media, there are still countless others who have never had the opportunity to learn about the BOLD, Brilliant and Beautiful women and girls that are being celebrated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365/366 days a year.
With that in mind, Brown Girl Collective is looking to expand upon its current format of sharing historical and current information about women from the African diaspora, to include more stories and profiles about the women and girls that are a part of our everyday lives, on our new and improved website. Why? Because ALL of our stories matter and have the potential to be an inspiration to someone else.
Listed below are the features that will be included in the new and improved Brown Girl Collective website. (Requirements are listed in more detail at the bottom of the page.)
- A CIRCLE OF SISTERFRIENDS
- ALL ABOUT HER BUSINESS
- THE DREAM TEAM
- EVENTS: LOCAL, NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL
- HELP A SISTER OUT
- HER STORY MATTERS
- I AM... BOLD. BRILLIANT. BEAUTIFUL.
- POETIC SUNDAY
- REP MY CITY
- SHE'S GOT NEXT, NOW!
- SISTER SPOTLIGHT
- SISTERS LIVING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX
- THE CREATIVE SPARK
NOTE: PLEASE utilize the appropriate link that is provided for each individual feature. Also, ALL stories, photos and/or articles that are featured will be attributed to you as the author and linked back to your personal blog, if applicable. By sharing your photo and/or profile, you are giving BGC authorization to utilize your submission, solely for editorial use on the Brown Girl Collective website and its social media platforms. ALL submissions are subject to editorial review to ensure that they match the vision and purpose of Brown Girl Collective. For general inquiries, please send a message to Editor@BrownGirlCollective.com.
When submitting a piece to be reviewed, please also keep in mind the following:
- Please send a short 2-3 sentence biography in the description of your piece.
- All submissions will be treated with the utmost respect and properly responded to within two weeks from the time of submission.
- ALL WRITING SUBMISSIONS TO BROWN GIRL COLLECTIVE MUST BE IN .DOC, .DOCX, .TXT, or .RTF FORMAT. (Please note: .DOC is preferred.)
Important legal disclaimer: By submitting an essay, op-ed, article, feature, story, poem, or fiction piece, you're agreeing to Brown Girl Collective's terms of service, which include:
- You relinquish rights to monetary compensation for work published on this site.
- You agree to allow Brown Girl Collective to make changes to the title of your submission, if necessary.
- If you choose to re-post or cross-post any piece featured on the site to another platform, you must provide a link to the original post on Brown Girl Collective.
If you experience a problem with this form, you may send your submission to Editor@BrownGirlCollective.com. Please note that emailed submissions require more time to review.
Looking forward to reading and sharing your submissions with the world!
Marcie L. Thomas
Founder and Chief Creative Curator
Brown Girl Collective
This feature may or may not involve a detailed narrative, but serves as a platform for you to showcase the positive relationships with the women in your lives. Please be sure to provide names, ages, city and links to any articles or pertinent information, along with a high-quality photo.
An opportunity to showcase your entrepreneurial endeavors. (Advertising opportunities will be discussed under separate cover.) For women who began with a seed of an idea and turned their dreams into reality, like Madam C.J. Walker, Lisa Price (Carol’s Daughter), Janice Bryant Howroyd (Act-One) and others. Send your inspirational stories and include your photo and a link to your website, social media channels, etc.
Groups of 2 or more women or girls who are working collaboratively to build their communities, start businesses or create art, etc. Please be sure to provide name, age, city and links to any articles or pertinent information, along with a high-quality photo.
Share your culturally relevant events with the Brown Girl Collective audience (i.e. Festivals, Concerts, Museum Activities, Theater Productions, Women's Conferences, Expos, etc.).
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please share the information at least 21 DAYS in advance of the event. Events must be open to the GENERAL PUBLIC. All event postings must fall in line the Editorial vision and mission of Brown Girl Collective and are subject to final approval.
This feature may or may not involve a detailed narrative, but serves as a platform for you to showcase the connection between you and your female family members (grandmothers, mothers, aunts, daughters, sisters, cousins, nieces). This differs from the SISTERFRIENDS category as it is about those who share your DNA. Please be sure to provide names, ages, city and links to any articles or pertinent information, along with a high-quality photo.
Showcase a charitable organization that serves our women and girls and/or the community at large, either locally and globally. (Individual requests for financial assistance will not be accepted, with the RARE exception.) Please submit organizational information, along with photo(s), website and/or social media links, point(s) of contact, etc. NOTE: If you a promoting a specific charitable event, please utilize the EVENT submission option.
A place to talk about the world-changing women within your family tree or your local community history that the world needs to know about. This is for those who are gone but not forgotten. Send biographical information and photos.
Your story in your own words.
Have you overcome a major obstacle? Succeeded where others expected you to fail? Taken a leap of faith and landed firmly in winner's circle? Or are you still in the midst of figuring it all out? Not only is sharing your truth a way of cleansing your soul and spirit, it can also serve as an inspiration to countless other women. Please be sure to include a photo and fill in the following blanks.
I am BOLD because _____________.
I am my most BRILLIANT when _______________.
I know that I am BEAUTIFUL because ___________.
For sister (or brother) poets with uplifting words for women and girls or pieces that tell a story from a Black female’s point of view, please send it, along with a great photo and a link to your website, etc. (Spoken word artists are welcome as well, just send a link to the video.)
BGC has followers from around the world and this is a chance to shout out your hometown and share some of what’s good in your neighborhood. Please be sure to provide name, ages, city and links to any articles or pertinent information, along with a high-quality photo, preferably in front of one of your town's landmarks or key locations.
A feature for adolescents, teens and young women (up to age 25) who are doing extraordinary things in the world. Please be sure to provide name, age, city and links to any articles or pertinent information, along with a high-quality photo.
Features women over the age of 25, who are serving their communities, making great strides in their careers or utilizing their creativity to make their mark in the world. Please be sure to provide name, age, city and links to any articles or pertinent information, along with a high-quality photo.
Showcasing women of African descent with “non-traditional’ careers or hobbies/interests who dare to be different by challenging the status quo. Please be sure to provide name, age, city and links to any articles or pertinent information, along with a high-quality photo.
A showcase for authors, poets, dancers, visual artists, actresses, photographers, musicians, singers, sculptors, etc., who are charged with using their art to let the world know how beautiful and gifted we are. Please send your photo or video and be sure to provide name, age, city and links to any articles or pertinent information. Entries will be verified prior to publication.