curbed--enthusiasm asked: Hi Meghan! I'm a sophomore in high school and writing a few sample articles to submit to HelloGiggles because I really want to become a contributor. I've seen some younger girls/teens have a few articles on there, so I'm thinking that I might have some hope. Do you think they would be more interested in an essay about embracing your geeky side or why english teachers are the best...
growingpangs: Meghan claims this is my condo. Just because a guy has an appreciation for soft blankets, boutique eye cream, and lip exfoliator … My favorite tourist stop in Chicago is Oliver’s three-jet shower. Holy moly. It’s not just girl heaven, it’s person heaven.
heyjohnlennon asked: Hey Meghan! I loved your Hello Giggles submission advice. I've written four pieces for the site so far but I'm having a hard time hearing back from them about becoming a regular contributor. I'm an Arts & Entertainment journalist and that's what I've written so far for HG and I would love to be able to use them for my portfolio with my name actually prominently...
Some added notes...
Hello Giggles can take anywhere from a day to a few months to respond to your pitches. So, be patient. If someone contacts you and you don’t hear back after a week, politely follow up. Be patient. Follow up. If you love writing, keep on writing no matter what. If your first, second, or tenth pitch is rejected, it doesn’t mean you’re a bad writer. You just might not fit the...
stilljenn asked: As the HG editor, I gotta add this: 1. We actually LOVE snark, so long as it's not mean-spirited. When we launched the site, I used to write a column on pet peeves. While an entirely negative piece isn't great, we're into a slight bit of whining if it's funny and tongue-in-cheek (though I do recommend everyone steer clear of celeb criticism). 2. We also like criticism on hot...
Advice for pitching for Hello Giggles
Hello Giggles is now looking for new contributors. I’ve seen a number of people post on tumblr about it. As someone who cold submitted to the site and who is now a regular contributor, I thought I’d offer some advice. They don’t like snark. (Unless like me you can slide it in with a hyperbole, a wink and smile). They don’t like anything that criticizes anyone. (Unless...
I'm pitching a show called "Women" to HBO
It stars Fran Lebowitz as an adult woman who wants to write, but can’t. Her successful BFF, Toni Morrison. Their so fucking classy British friend, Anna Wintour. And then David Mamet is just there to curse at weird moments. It’ll be SO GOOD. Martin Scorcese will produce it.
thinkingupblognamesishard asked: I've pretty much only taken in the words "nutella pizza" recently... do marshmallows work on that? I think that they should go together.
How do I explain this...
This morning I had to explain to another comic what The Critic was and then I had to explain I know what The Critic is because as a child I didn’t tape The Simpsons (like most future comedy people did), but that I taped The Critic. I’m pretty sure my mom threw all my Critic VHSs out, though, because take it from me, kids, parents just don’t understand.
Becoming a Met Member was the best $100 I never...