Radiant Health magazine is dedicated to the discerning African woman and her journey to wellness through health, beauty + culture.

Along with our dynamic online content on radianthealthmag.com, we publish a bi-annual print and digital editions of Radiant.  

Our mission is to produce high quality, credible, evidence-based and Africa-centric health content to guide, inspire and equip our readers to intentionally live healthy, fit and happy lives. Our readers are geographically diverse, residing both on the African continent and in the African diaspora.

We are currently accepting:
  • Submissions for online articles 
  • Pitches for our bi-annual print & digital magazine
  • Art/Illustration/Photography submissions

Online Submissions/Writing Guidelines

  • We're interested in strong writers who can produce practical and actionable content to guide our readers' wellness journey, which we believe encompasses the whole self from the inside out.
  • Areas of interest include articles or personal essays on health & wellness, fitness, nutrition, style, beauty, expert advice, mind-body, people profiles (see full list in the Online Submission tab below). 
  • Keep our target audience in mind and submit content that is relevant to them.
  • Length should be 1250 words or less. Articles may be longer if necessary but our emphasis is on quality and thoughtfully produced articles over quantity. 
  • Our tone is friendly and conversational. Writing in first person is acceptable if the article warrants it.
  • When making any health and factual claims, you must submit your source for our fact checking review.
  • You may submit images with your articles. If you are not the photographer, include written permission from the photographer.
  • Submitted articles should be publication ready and properly formatted with little or no grammatical errors. Articles that don’t appear to have much care put into them will be rejected outright.
  • Compensation: We do not offer compensation for online articles. However, acceptable articles published on our website will include writer's short bio and a link to two of the writer's social media platforms. We actively promote our articles for maximum exposure.  Writers for our bi-annual magazine issues are compensated at a fixed rate which we'll discuss with you if you're invited to submit for the magazine
  • We are actively seeking regular contributors. Monthly contributors will be listed on our website masthead.
  • We only accept original, never previously published submissions.
  • If we plan to use your article, we’ll respond within 4 weeks. If you haven’t heard from us, assume we cannot use your story at this time. But feel free to resubmit another article. Unfortunately we cannot respond to all enquiries.

Topics we’re interested in:

  1. Health and Wellness: news, scientific breakthroughs, practical tips, spirituality, mind+body, natural & traditional remedies. 

  2. Nutrition/Healthy Eating

    1. Healthy recipes of traditional & contemporary (or fusion) African dishes. Recipes should be accompanied by 200-250-word introduction for context. Must be accompanied by high res images of dish.

    2. Exploration of nutritional and medicinal benefits of local foods (spices, plants, fruits, etc)

  3. Fitness: workout routines for today’s busy woman, fitness tips and advice, weight loss journey, etc

  4. Personal essays on health and wellness. 

  5. Expert advice: health experts to answer reader questions. Experts include physicians, pharmacists, dentists and other clinicians; nutritionists; fitness experts, etc. Please express your interest in your cover letter and we will add you to our pool of experts we reach out to with readers' questions. 

  6. Style: how-to style guides, trends, positive body image, style/fashion event related analysis.

  7. Beauty: how-to beauty tips and regimen, beauty trends, hair and makeup tutorials, personal reflection on beauty and self image.

  8. Culture: thoughtful and timely personal op-ed; commentary that draws from current affairs, TV, art, music, books and film.

  9. Other lifestyle: travel, finance, career, relationships.  

If there's a topic you're interested in but do not see listed here, be sure to mention it in your cover letter. 

We are interested in photographers, artists and illustrators who will let us feature their existing work along side our articles. We also looking for creatives to commission artwork and photograph for specific features.

Please send us a link to your portfolio and let us know about you and your artistic style. If you have a particular section (fitness, style, etc) in mind for your work, be sure to let us know in your cover letter. 

We are looking for creative, driven, and engaged interns passionate about health, media and Africa. The ideal candidate is also curious and brings innovative and fresh ideas to the team. Our internships offer a great opportunity to gain meaningful hands-on experience in health journalism and digital media/publishing.

The Radiant Health internship is part-time, requiring about 20 hours per week for at least 3-4 months. Radiant Health internships are unpaid but eligible for school credit. Applicants must be Atlanta-based. 

General Expectations:

  • A passion for healthy living, Africa and stringing words together
  • Recent graduate or currently enrolled in a college or university program and pursuing a degree in relevant field. 
  • Strong writer with good grammar (witty sense of humor, a plus)
  • Experience with a content management system (WordPress, a plus)
  • A resourceful self-starter with the ability to work well remotely, independently and  as a contributing member of a team
  • Strong time-management and organization skill
  • Incredible attention to detail

Editorial/Web Intern Duties:

  • Create and maintain editorial calendar
  • Assist in article research, fact checks, and editing
  • Write weekly newsletter
  • Prepare articles in WordPress for publication
  • Assist in sourcing/choosing images for articles
  • Brainstorm and pitch story ideas
  • Writing tasks: assists in writing feature interview questions, feature introduction, witty or catchy titles for our articles and/or social media posts, article/blog posts including trending news and Radiant digest weekly news roundup
  • Assist in seeking out promising new contributors by reading print and online journals, blogs, etc. 
  • Assist in photoshoots and print issue production
  • Perform other duties as assigned
 Social Media/Marketing Intern Duties:
  • Brainstorm and contribute creative content ideas for weekly social media schedule
  • Identify trending social stories relevant to our audience
  • Assist with content creation (includes writing/copywriting), management and distribution across our social media platforms
  • Create and maintain social media editorial calendar
  • Assist in creating and executing social media marketing campaigns
  • Generate weekly and monthly social media report
  • Assist in growing and nurturing our social media community including responding to users in real time in a tone consistent with our brand
  • Develop and expand brand partnership outreach efforts
  • Research current trends and stay abreast of changes in the social media marketing space
  • Assist in photoshoots and print issue production 
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Design Intern Duties:

  • Assists in sourcing images for our stories
  • Assists in maintaining consistent branding across the company
  • Assists in creating and editing graphics
  • Assists with the weekly e-newsletter
  • Assist in photoshoots and print issue production
  • Coveted opportunity to take on a digital/print issue redesign project 
  • Performs other duties as assigned
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