Submissions and Reviews - Decorating Diva

ABOUT

The Decorating Diva, LLC (thedecoratingdiva.com) is a luxury home design magazine and lifestyle journal dedicated to the concept of living a stylish and comfortably elegant life at home – joyfully surrounded by the beautiful things you love.

The Decorating Diva.com, a premier digital design publication with a readership that spans the globe, is well-known, well respected and influential within the design industry and with design enthusiasts alike.

The site is listed in the top one percent of all websites tracked by ALEXA and Technorati, and resides in the top one percent of accounts on Twitter (@decoratingdiva).  The Decorating Diva, LLC’s sphere of influence in the design and color market garners a monthly average of 3.0 million impressions across the top social media platforms (Facebook,Twitter and Pinterest).

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Please familiarize yourself with our publication before submitting product/design project/story pitch.

*****Items not accepted, nor considered for editorial coverage*****: Press releases, email blasts, generic pitches, guest blogging requests, product giveaways/contests, advertorials,  or anything sales or promotions related. If you have a promotion, contest, or any other sales related materials you’d like to share with our audience, please consider  a sponsored post or advertising buy. Details are available on The Decorating Diva’s sponsorship and advertising section.

Design Projects:  Please send your design project pitch accompanied by one or two project photos.  If there is interest, we will follow up with you regarding additional materials. Design project pitches can be submitted to: editorial@thedecoratingdiva.com.

Book/Blog/Content Reviews:  General categories considered:  architecture, art, fashion, interior design, entertaining, color, and decorating. Consideration will be given to the following if there is a design angle: travel, beauty, history,  pop culture, and industrial design (faucet design, lighting design etc. – If you familiarize yourself with The Decorating Diva publication you will find several examples to guide you.).  All content review pitches can be submitted to: editorial@thedecoratingdiva.com.

Product Reviews:  Products that fit into the following categories may be submitted for review. (Products not fitting in these categories will be considered at the discretion of The Decorating Diva, LLC editor).

  • Home Decor & Appliances:  Furniture (indoor and outdoor), decorative accessories, lighting, bedding, flooring, wall coverings, kitchen appliances (indoor and outdoor), laundry appliances, bath fixtures, tabletop, holiday décor, linens and art.
  • Room Type:  Living room, dining room, bedroom, bathroom, home office, kitchen, outdoor living room and laundry room.
  • Home fragrances, home cleaning and gift products will only be considered for special features including gift guides and select editorials (noted for each month in the editorial calendar).

Consideration for product review editorial coverage will only be undertaken for products we have tested or experienced first-hand – whether via a product submission, showroom, and trade show or in-person demonstration.  Product pitches without access to review copies or review samples will not be considered.  We will no longer be accepting reviews of products “on loan” or that require return.

Please send an email to productReviews@thedecoratingdiva.com  letting us know how this product will benefit our audience as well as either a digital press kit or links to images (If on ftp server, please provide access information).  We will contact you directly via email if your submitted product(s) has been selected for product review consideration, and instructions for shipping product to The Decorating Diva, LLC for review.

Note: Submission of products for review to The Decorating Diva, LLC does not result in guaranteed editorial coverage. If upon physical review we find that your product is worthy of sharing with our readers, then we will provide editorial coverage.

Being notified of submission receipt: We receive large amounts of editorial and product review submissions, and as such, are not able to reply to requests for products or services that are not a fit for The Decorating Diva.com.

FAQs

My product, project or story has been selected for editorial coverage; will you contact me to let me know when it publishes?

No, but we do recommend the following for keeping tabs – setup a Google alert for the product/project/company name along with “the Decorating Diva” to be notified by Google of the article publishing or simply initiate a site search using our search box on the top toolbar.

Why do I need to submit a physical product for review? Can’t I just send photos and marketing materials?

No, to the second question, and here’s the answer to the first question: to reiterate what was written earlier on this page – “Consideration for product review editorial coverage will only be undertaken for products we have tested or experienced first-hand – whether via a product submission, showroom, and trade show or in-person demonstration.”

If we haven’t worked with your company/product/service in the past we absolutely will not consider editorial coverage based on photos or a lovely narrative. Yes, we are sure the product may be the greatest design innovation in the history of design, but we really do need to test it out before we even consider placing it in front of our readers.

So in essence, any product pitch without access to review copies or review samples is discarded.

Hey, I just emailed about a great product/project/idea two days ago or a week ago or (fill in the blank with respect to lapsed time) and I haven’t heard back. Did you get my message? Are you interested? Just following up to make sure you got it…can you please let me know if this of interest or not of interest – just let me know either way?

Really, we aren’t ignoring you, but to revisit another item from this same page: “We receive large amounts of editorial and product review submissions, and as such, are not able to reply to requests for products or services that are not a fit for The Decorating Diva.com.”  If we decide to consider the item you submit for editorial coverage, you can rest assured that we will be in touch.