Fiftiness is a multi media website & living guideline for fearless woman who want to embrace living fearlessly over fifty!

 We publish video, podcasts and essays that inspire woman to take a whole life approach to being fit and in their fifties. We want stories that skew positive in these categories: FitnessNutritionFriendshipLove & SexFinancesWork (first or second careers in your fifties), stories about how you Celebrate Yourself (unique b'day celebrations, special events planned with friends, solo trips, first time adventures)

Please submit your 500 to 1200 word essays of high quality, engaging storytelling under the Category below that most fits your story. Okay if it's a bit of stretch, as long as it's well written, authentic and fits within the framework of our website, we'll find the right spot for it. Open to all women storytellers (50 or over) who have a story to tell about being in their fifties. Do not submit more than one story to each category and not more than three stories total until you hear back from us. We do welcome emerging writers and are happy to offer editorial suggestions.

Please include a short bio with your submission and have an author photo uploaded as a Gravatar. (Let us know the email attached to the Gravatar account if it is different than the email you submit with.)  Your Bio does not need to list all of your accomplishments or publications, just the ones that are most meaningful to you, or that an audience of incredible women in their fifties would find insightful. Feel free to list blogs and/or websites. Since we are not a paying market yet, we'd be happy to give your other work a little social media boost in exchange for the work you publish with us on Fiftiness.com.

If you are not so much a writer as you are a story teller, feel free to submit a Podcast (video or audio). Please see the specific guidelines for podcast submissions.

We look forward to seeing your work! But before you get back to the keyboard, please note the following:


Terms

By submitting your piece to Fiftiness, you understand and agree to the following:

Author’s Warranties: YOU warrant that the work submitted to Fiftiness is original work and that YOU own all rights to the written work, as well as to any and all photographs submitted with the work. YOU further warrant any research cited in your work has been vetted by you and appropriately cited and that YOU have used reasonable care to make sure all facts, events, depictions, and statements in the work are true and accurate, and that the work does not disclose any information YOU have previously agreed to keep confidential; is not defamatory and does not infringe upon the copyright, trademarks, rights of privacy or publicity or other rights of any other person.

Previously published work: We do consider previously published work, particularly if we are able to repurpose it from your personal blog. Please let us know if your content has previously been published. YOU must warrant that Fiftiness has rights to reuse the content. We will appropriately cite any previous publications of the work. We will link to the original online publication if a link is provided by you.

Fiftiness is not currently a paying market. In exchange for publishing your work on Fiftiness.com, we will link to all of your social media (within the editor’s discretion in regard to number of links) including blogs, as well as links to Amazon.com if YOU have published work that is available for sale on Amazon. If and when we do become a paying market in the future, payments will not be made retroactive for work published previously on Fiftiness.

Editorial rights, titles and content: By submitting your work to Fiftiness, YOU agree to allow Fiftiness to add to, take from, translate, otherwise modify, in its sole discretion, the title or titles of the work. In addition, minor editorial changes may be made to your work in the posting process to facilitate format, spacing and SEO needs. By submitting your work to Fiftiness, YOU waive rights (called moral rights or droit morale) to approve any changes or revisions to the work and/or its titles. The purpose of this waiver is to allow for SEO needs online and to accommodate the expedient nature of publication online. That being said and duly waived, Fiftiness will discuss, via email and/or by phone conference any desired material changes to your work submitted through its Submittable portable before accepting such work. Once your work is accepted, there is a mutual agreement to form and content, with this agreement that minor editorial or search compatible changes are in the sole discretion of Fiftiness.

Perpetual rights: Unless arrangements are made in advance, Fiftiness has the perpetual right to publish and use the content on any of our current or future media platforms. We also have the rights to excerpt and use your work for promotional purposes online or in written form.

Anthology rights: we have the rights to anthologize your work in written book or journal form, or in an online journal. YOU will be contacted before your work is included in any Fiftiness Anthology so that we can update your bio, and include any and all additional citations for your work.

Republication: When your work is accepted for publication on Fiftiness, YOU agree that it will not be republished elsewhere except on your personal site or on an online medium with a link back to Fiftness.com along with notification to the editors at Fiftiness that your work is being republished. We may chose to promote this republication on social media platforms.

Resale of your work: if the occasion arises that the work originally published on Fiftiness is being considered for resale, for example to be included in a third party's anthology, we will work with you to approve such resale. By this, we may require a significant reworking of the essay, or that our edits are not utilized and in either case we will require links and/or citations back to its original form appearing on Fiftiness.

Governing Law & Arbitration. Should any disputes arise from the publication of your work on Fiftiness these terms shall be construed according to the laws of the State of California and each party submits itself to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in California. Any disputes arising out of these terms shall be submitted to binding arbitration before a mutually agreed-upon arbitrator pursuant to the rules of the American Aribtration Association. The Arbitrator’s award shall be final, and judgment entered into any court having jurisdiction thereof. You shall be responsible for bearing the costs of any such arbitration, court costs, reasonable attorney’s fees, and legal interest on any award in favor of Fiftiness.

We want to promote all of our writers and see our writers achieve success and reach their goals. We will do this by promoting your work on our pages, with invitations to appear at and/or read at any events that are designed to bring writers and audiences together. In addition, and as previously mentioned, Fiftiness may, at its sole discretion, pay to promote your work appearing on Fiftieness.com through social media or in other paid markets. Fiftiness does not require, but strongly encourages contributors to follow all of our social media accounts, to subscribe to our email list and to promote their own work as well.

Want more info on what we're looking for? Contact Erica Jamieson at erica@fiftiness.com



Fiftiness is about the premise that everything we do in life comes back to how we feel about ourselves and that being physically active can be a catalyst (or a springboard) to challenging ourselves to take risks in all the other areas of our life. If we feel strong we may be more adventurous in stepping out of our comfort zone. This isn't about shape shifting or losing weight, or about feeling bad because we don't look like the women we see in magazines or on TV. This is about YOUR individual notions of health and well being. Do evening walks keep you from needing Xanax at night? Have you found your inner warrior by taking up boxing? What can you tell us about becoming fit, staying fit, feeling good about how you feel and how you exercise now? We welcome humorous stories about adventures in or out of the gym, starting new fitness regimes or giving up old ones


We’d also like to open wide the conversation about our bodies. What’s happening to our bodies? Physical changes to emotional changes, funny stories and poignant moments. Let’s talk menopause. Let’s talk vanity. Let’s talk about those lines on our faces, do we cover them up or show them with pride? Eyesight? Teeth? Knees and feet, boobs and bottoms -

Be bold, be funny, be authentic, we want to air it all!


500 to 1200 words of original and previously unpublished high quality, engaging storytelling. Please include a short bio with your submission. It does not need to list all of your accomplishments or publications, just the ones that are most meaningful to you, or that an audience of incredible women in their fifties would find insightful. Feel free to list blogs and/or websites. Since we are not a paying market yet, we'd be happy to give your other work a little social media boost in exchange for the work you publish with us on Fiftiness.com.


If you want to tell us your story in a podcast, please do! But see Podcast Category for specific guidelines for audio and video storytelling.


This is a conversation women everywhere want to have with abandon. What works, what doesn't, what's changed? Be bold, be brave, let your vulnerabilities and fantasies show -

Send us your stories about loving in your fifties. Have your feelings about/for sex changed? Has who you loved changed? Are you still with your spouse? A new love? Have you lived a single life? Have you been with younger men?  Any juicy Online/Tinder stories.

500 to 1200 words of original and previously unpublished high quality, engaging storytelling. Please include a short bio with your submission. It does not need to list all of your accomplishments or publications, just the ones that are most meaningful to you, or that an audience of incredible women in their fifties would find insightful. Feel free to list blogs and/or websites. Since we are not a paying market yet, we'd be happy to give your other work a little social media boost in exchange for the work you publish with us on Fiftiness.com.


If you want to tell us your story in a podcast, please do! But see Podcast Category for specific guidelines for audio and video storytelling.


Are you starting an encore career or having a 2nd act at work?  Tell us about your careers: Current, changing, retiring? What is it like to be in your fifties and still working, looking for work, changing jobs or retiring?

What about the job choices you've made so far? To work while raising kids? Not to work outside the home while raising kids? Regrets? Things you relished or learned? Fears in returning to work.

We are looking for stories on unique investing strategies aimed at women. Articles that might inspire and teach women who have never invested to get over their fears of the market. General stories about financial concerns, like living on a fixed budget, how to age with financial security? Any advice or stories about adventures in investing or starting a business and new jobs, both success & failures. 

Words of wisdom or personal stories. We want to know it all and make sure women are talking about this to change up the landscape and make it an easier transition.

500 to 1200 words of original and previously unpublished high quality, engaging storytelling. Please include a short bio with your submission. It does not need to list all of your accomplishments or publications, just the ones that are most meaningful to you, or that an audience of incredible women in their fifties would find insightful. Feel free to list blogs and/or websites. Since we are not a paying market yet, we'd be happy to give your other work a little social media boost in exchange for the work you publish with us on Fiftiness.com.

If you want to tell us your story in a podcast, please do! But see Podcast Category for specific guidelines for audio and video storytelling.


We want to know how you celebrate yourself at this wonderfully freeing time in our lives. From the altruistic to the totally selfish. Birthday parties, first time adventurers, returning to the scene of the crime - we want to hear it all!

500 to 1200 words of original and previously unpublished high quality, engaging storytelling. Please include a short bio with your submission. It does not need to list all of your accomplishments or publications, just the ones that are most meaningful to you, or that an audience of incredible women in their fifties would find insightful. Feel free to list blogs and/or websites. Since we are not a paying market yet, we'd be happy to give your other work a little social media boost in exchange for the work you publish with us on Fiftiness.com.


If you want to tell us your story in a podcast, please do! But see Podcast Category for specific guidelines for audio and video storytelling.


If you’re more comfortable telling your story rather than writing it, please submit an audio or video podcast, not more than two minutes in length. In your title, just indicate which category comes closest to the subject of your story. 

Two minutes of poignant or funny, and always engaging storytelling. Please include a short bio with your submission. It does not need to list all of your accomplishments or publications, just the ones that are most meaningful to you, or that an audience of incredible women in their fifties would find insightful. Feel free to list blogs and/or websites. Since we are not a paying market yet, we'd be happy to give your other work a little social media boost in exchange for the work you publish with us on Fiftiness.com.