Lola Davina Writing Request Guidelines
Thank you so much for your writing request. It’s an honor, and I look forward to connecting with your readers. Please understand that I write for a living and my writing time is precious to me, so I have to put limits on what I offer for free. If your project requires more than I've outlined here, I will expect to be paid for my contribution.
quotes or comments:
As a sex work/sexuality self-help expert for your publication, I am available to answer up to five questions, for a total of 200 words in response. Please provide:
· Your questions in writing
· Your time deadline
I strive to have quotes/comments turned around within 24 hours of accepting the project. I am available for one round of polish, clarification, additional comments, etc. You do not need my permission to edit for grammar, clarity, or brevity.
Responses to written questions for an article or blog posting: I'm available to answer up to five questions, for a total of 500 words in response. Please:
· Submit your questions in writing, most important questions first.
· Let me know if it is important to answer all the questions, or if I can decide what I wish to answer.
· Provide your time deadline.
I strive to have written interviews turned around within 72 hours of accepting the project. I am available for one round of polish, clarification, additional comments, etc. You do not need my permission to edit for grammar, clarity, or brevity, or to pull quotes, as long as my core points remain intact.
short review or blurb for a book, documentary, etc.
I am available to write up to 100 words. Please note: Full reviews are available on an extremely limited basis, depending on my writing calendar.
· Submit your work in its entirety. (A link is fine—no need to send me a file)
· Submit any summations of the material: TOC, narrative summary, outline, and/or trailer.
· Provide your time deadline.
I strive to have blurbs/short reviews turned around within 72 hours of accepting the project. I am available for one round of polish, clarification, additional comments, etc. You do not need my permission to edit for grammar, clarity, or brevity.
Please provide me with the following information about you and your project:
1. Your name, pronouns, credentials/bio, and publishing/distribution info, if any (web links are fine.)
2. A one-sentence description of your target audience.
3. A rough date for when this article/blog posting/review will go live (within a week or so.)
4. If you create your own promotional artwork, THANK YOU! Send that to me along with any relevant links before the piece goes live. Otherwise… send me your logo, artwork, or picture, and I will create a meme for my advertising. The week the piece is published, I will promote it across my social media, on my website, etc.
***Please note: I will not start writing until I receive all requested information.
1. My name is pronounced LO-la Dah-VEE-nah; she/her pronouns.
2. You can find out more about me here and my books here. Please read over my press kit page that offers my extended bio, choice excerpts from the books, some sample questions, and lots of images. Feel free to use any and everything on my website to promote your piece/blog!
3. ***Please respect photo credits.*** If I include a name on my website, include that in your publication.
4. When quoting me, please refer to me as:
“Lola Davina, former sex worker, and author of several books, including Thriving in Sex Work: Heartfelt Advice for Staying Sane in the Sex Industry.”
If, for any reason, this attribution is not appropriate or possible, please inform me how you intend to credit me.
5. If appropriate, include this bio:
Lola Davina has spent more than 25 years in and around the sex industry, working as a stripper, dominatrix, porn actress, and escort over a fifteen-year period. She’s earned an M.A. in Human Sexuality and an M.S. in Nonprofit Fundraising, and writes a self-care and wellness column for YNOTcam.com.
6. If we haven’t had this conversation yet, you should be aware that my mission is self-care for sex workers, which means sex workers are my primary audience. I’m delighted to answer questions for the wider public on most issues concerning the sex industry, but in service of humanizing and normalizing the people who do the actual work.
7. Please note: I am not an expert on sex work decriminalization, especially international models. If this is your focus, please consider first whether I am an appropriate authority for your piece. I reserve the right to determine whether I am a good fit for your project after I've reviewed all your materials.
8. If there’s anything else you need, please let me know!