Domestic Sluttery is a daily newsletter that makes your life more fun, more beautiful, more delicious and more interesting. Like the original blog, we are tongue-in-cheek, funny and informative – we take our pleasure seriously and we embrace our imperfections. We brighten up every day with our favourite things: design, food, fashion, travel and excellent women past and present.
Meet Team DS
Sian Meades regularly writes for MADE.COM, The Simple Things and The Times. She’s finishing up her novel about women in 1950s London and is halfway through an MA in Modern and Contemporary Fiction at Westminster University. She has never turned down a chicken wing and firmly believes the Piña Colada to be the greatest cocktail ever made.
Laura Brown is a freelance writer and editor, noted Jeff Goldblum enthusiast, and scotch egg superfan. She worked in the magazine industry for 11 years, most recently as Editor-in-Chief of the Beano and, before that, Editor of Shout. She wrote Sluttery Sales Spy and masterminded incredible gingerbread creations for the original Domestic Sluttery blog.
Who else is involved? Our previous food writers have been Laura Hounsom, Olivia Potts and Deepa Mistry. Previous team DS members Gemma Cartwright and Frances Ambler have been helping immeasurably behind the scenes.
We’re expanding our pool of freelance writers and we’re welcoming pitches for features in the following editions: our excellent women edition on Mondays, our themed issues on Wednesdays (this feature leads the issue so it’s wide open!) and recipes for Thursday’s food edition. We don’t have a central office – we’re on opposite ends of the country – so our team of writers work from home.
Interested? Make sure you’ve read a few of the relevant issues first and then send us an email telling us more about you and your idea. Please note that we’re only after specific pitches for the editions mentioned above and we won’t reply to speculative emails or pitches for other editions. We’ll read every single pitch but we’re a small and busy team and can’t promise a quick response, but if we’re keen we’ll be in touch.
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Our first book
The Domestic Sluttery lifestyle book was published by Pavilion in 2011. It’s a marvellous thing and we had a wonderful time writing it (and celebrating until the very early hours in a London piano bar). It’s got a very different vibe to the DS you see now, with a much younger feel. We’re super proud of it, but it’s Domestic Sluttery of a different era. Of course we’re working on another.
Sometimes we receive products to review, or get invited to events and do cool things that we don’t pay for. This is great fun but an invitation or something in the post doesn’t mean we’ll write about something, we’re pretty fussy. We’ll tell you when we’re writing about something we didn’t pay for.
So how do you make your money?
We make money by running the adverts you see in the newsletter and on the website. You’ll sometimes see a sponsored section in the daily email – we’ll always flag when that’s the case. Sometimes we’ll send out a dedicated email from one of our sponsors, but only if we’re sure it’s something you actually want to read.
We also use affiliate links in some of our content and on social media. We work with ShopStyle and Skimlinks as well as Amazon Affiliates. This means that occasionally if you buy something we write about, or do some window shopping after clicking, we might earn a bit of commission from the retailer. This doesn’t cost you anything and it means that we can continue to write about the things we love instead of plastering every inch of our newsletters with adverts.