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 spent the last couple of years writing a novel about women in 1950s London and is halfway through an English Literature MA at Westminster University. She has never turned down a chicken wing and firmly believes the Pina 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 looking for resident food writers to join the team! Food and drink is such a huge part of the DS editorial and we want to share exciting new voices and food inspiration in our daily newsletters. We hire a new writer in residence (paid, of course) every month or so to create exciting, original recipes and food editorial. We don’t have a central office – we’re on opposite ends of the country – so you get to work from your own kitchen at times that suit you.
You don’t need to be a professional writer – it’s more important to us that you get our audience and style – but you’ll need to be nifty with a camera and have a food blog to show us what you can do. We definitely want to hear from you if you cover a food niche that you think our readers will be interested in.
To apply, just drop us an email telling us more about you and your food, send us a link to your blog and suggest a couple of recipe ideas that you think our subscribers would love.
We’ll read every single application but due to the nature of the month-by-month process, we’re keeping the applications for our food writers open indefinitely so we’ll only be able to respond if we’re keen to talk to you about taking your application further. We’ll try our best to give feedback where requested.
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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. We always recommend the brands we link to and we only ever share things we love.