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Got a great story or a great story idea? Something you’re so passionate about that you’ve just gotta share it with the world? Submit your story to BUST!


Stories or story ideas can be emailed to

Please include the following information in your submission:
Full Name
Email Address
Mailing Address
Day and Night Phone Number

If you’re emailing your submission, please send it as an attachment. If you’re mailing your submission, please note that submissions will not be returned.

If we’re interested in running your piece, we’ll get back to you about it, probably within two to three months. If we aren’t, we won’t. Unfortunately, due to the volume of submissions we receive, we will not get back to you if we decide not to use your idea. Please don’t take it personally: it’s just that we are woefully understaffed here at BUST HQ.

BUST does not accept poetry. Sorry.

If you are submitting a story idea rather than a story, please also send us clips of your previous writing.


Does your brilliant idea fall into one of these handy categories? If so, please specify the section when submitting.

About the Magazine

Founded in 1993, BUST is the inclusive feminist lifestyle trailblazer offering a unique mix of humor, female-focused entertainment, uncensored personal stories, and candid reporting that tells the truth about women’s lives.