Send Your LA Love Story to the Los Angeles Times

Personal Essay Markets, part deux.


Our Personal Essay Market series continues this week with details on a fresh batch of publications seeking essays on topics that include relationships, religion, travel and gardening.

Among the options for freelancers is the perennially popular “Modern Love” series, but The New York Times isn’t the only game in town for relationship essays. If your town happens to be in SoCal, try pitching the LA Times’ “L.A. Affairs” column.

Los Angeles Times — “L.A. Affairs”
This first-person column in the Saturday section chronicles romance and relationships, and the essay should tie into Southern California. A past example is a woman who reunites with a college friend on an online dating site and finds love was there all along.
Length: 750-850 words
Pay: $300
Assigning editor: Assistant managing editor Alice Short. Please submit essays to HOME at LATIMES dot COM.
Editors’ advice: In addition to details outlined in our submission guidelines, we’re especially on the lookout for stories about new and recent relationships that give a sense of today’s dating scene.

For more, read: Personal Essay Markets, Part II

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