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About Us, Contact Info, and Submission Guidelines

Hello and welcome! The Hairpin is a general-interest site aimed at women. It was founded in 2010 by Edith Zimmerman, edited by Emma Carmichael from 2013-2014, and edited by Haley Mlotek from 2014-2015.

If you would like to submit original, unpublished content, please email with a draft or detailed outline. We are always flexible on length. We will be in touch directly and promptly if the piece is a potential fit for the site.

The Hairpin is the sister site in a network of independent sites that includes The Awl, The Billfold and Splitsider.

For advertising and all other business-related inquiries, please email our group publisher Michael Macher, at

Thanks for reading.