So you know you’re fabulous. And you know BigCityLife is fabulous! Clearly this is meant to be! You are meant to be featured on the simply incredible BigCityLife site, as well as in the newsletter and naturally the social media as well. You just know that about 90,000 readers are dying to watch you strut your creative stuff.

We are on the hunt for paid content around the following topics:

  • City Guide, cool places to go, eat and sleep
  • Design Trails, the best and secret shopping districts and design areas and their inhabitants.
  • Interior showcase, including, gorgeous office design, shop design, restaurant design, home interiors.

All submissions must be accompanied with 10-15 high quality images, and a story that is witty, fun and entertaining to read (between 700-800 words).

A few examples of our tone and what we LOVE!

We (naturally) have a few guidelines for you, and of course we, the inimitable BigCityLife fashion, creative and editorial team reserve the right to accept or deny any submissions submitted to ourselves. We review all items based on their quality, content, brand affinity, and fabulousness! We do demand unique content please, (yes we have Google too!), and we reserve the right to edit at will.



Any articles/ blogs need to be between 600 and 1200 words, ideal word count 800. Please submit a good selection of quality images (10- 15) either dropbox or yousendit will be accepted. Please do not send high res images over email. Please check our policy on credits and ownership please, and remember we reserve the right to edit pics and prose! Watermarks/ logos are not acceptable on your images.

Also see our notes at the bottom regarding ownership and credits of images, which we take extremely seriously.

Rate: each published submission that is received: R500.00

PLEASE NOTE – not all articles that are submitted will be published.

Should you need a little inspiration, please email us and we will send you our upcoming publication plan.

Please email us at

*We won’t be held accountable for any missing or misspelt credits. Please make sure that all people involved in the submission are included in the credits and their names are spelt correctly. If for any reason a submission is published and an individual/s credit is missing, the person who submitted the feature will be held responsible. Along with model’s name be sure to list the agency’s name.

Once an image is accepted to be published, it grants us the permission to use your work in any of our publications, websites, videos, marketing pieces, advertisements, and any other mediums or formats used in the creation, dissemination, and monetisation of BigCityLife.

*Contributing Writers & Bloggers Submission

We are always looking for writers and bloggers who would like to contribute to the magazine and website. If you are interested in writing or blogging for us, please send an email to with the headline “Writer Submission” or “Blogger Submission” and include writing samples and links to your work, blog or portfolio.

*ALL submissions must be either owned by the submitter or accompanied by a permission/release form from the photographer/owner that owns the copyright to the images.

**With your submission, you have the option to submit a story or article/interview.***

***Submission Email:

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Philippa Rose-Tite
About me

Director | Wordsmith ~ Philippa worked her proverbial rear-end off to gain her MBA in 2006, while working full time, getting married, and having 2 babies. Though not regretting it, it certainly taught her how under-appreciated the art of juggling can be. After having worked in a number of sales and operational roles, she got tired of making money for other people and now only works with people and companies she loves. Her company is Purple Raindrop and they are a BigCityLife Partner on all things fabulous.