Pretty. Damned. Fast. is an inclusive community to celebrate women* (women/trans/femme and non-binary folks) and we encourage free flowing ideas and conversations about women* both on and off the bike. We welcome a range of contributors on our blog and these guidelines will ensure that you optimize your work so it resonates with our audience and ideally throughout the entire industry.
Pretty. Damned. Fast has over 70,000 visitors from all over the world a year and is one of the only dedicated, women's cycling platforms in the United States.
No matter what you’re writing, we ask that it celebrates, or is related to, women’s cycling in some form. We also require a few things to help make both your and our lives a little easier when it comes to contributions:
Okay, are you ready to contribute to Pretty. Damned. Fast? Here’s how to submit your post:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
So you sent your story in - what’s next?
First, it could take a couple of weeks for the editors to reach out to you. Our editors are all volunteers. They work hard to have timely responses and work with contributors on their unique situations, but please understand they all have jobs outside of Pretty. Damned. Fast. and their availability may vary.
A date will be picked for the publication. If you have a specific timeline, please let us know in your first email.
We will share the article our social media accounts and from there, we encourage you to share, share and share some more.
While we appreciate each contribution, we cannot accept every contribution. It’s not necessarily that you’ve done something wrong, but each contribution is assessed based off the timing of the submission, our audience, and our current content schedule.
The PDF editors reserve the right to actually edit your posts. While we won’t completely rewrite your post, we will revise for clarity, grammatical issues, length or article structure. Our goal is not to strip your post of it’s voice but instead, craft it to work for the PDF audience. If your post needs major revisions, we may email you with questions or suggestions.