Want to write for Feministing? Want to be the next Lori Adelman, or the next Zerlina Maxwell? Want to join one of the most read and most respected feminist commentary teams on the internet? Want to make the world a fiercer, funnier, more feminist place? This is the chance you’ve been waiting for.
Feministing is looking for a new Contributor. We’re looking for someone to join the Feministing team and blog for us once a week, someone who’s smart, funny, insightful, reliable, and rearing to go. To that end, we’re holding a little contest.
Here’s how it’s going to work. Next week, contestants who want to be considered must write two blog posts on the Community blog between Monday the 20th and Friday the 25th. Each of them should say “A SYTYCB entry” at the top. Then, the Feministing team will pick several finalists, and those finalists will have another chance to show us their stuff before we pick a winner. It’s just like So You Think You Can Dance, except we don’t care how many fouettées you can do.
A few tips before you start:
- be timely
- be clear and to the point
- don’t be afraid of pictures or videos, but if you’re going to post video, please include a transcript
- show us your versatility – try to write about a range of issues. But don’t force it: if you diddly squat about pop culture, don’t feel obliged to write about pop culture.
- get your community involved! We’ll be having a look at the comments section to get a sense of how readers respond to you, so encourage your friends to come to the site and support you
The usual rules of the Community blog apply: racism, classism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, and hate speech constitute anti-feminism and have no place on the site. Additionally, posts that contain no feminist lens or analysis won’t be posted. To post on the Community blog you first need to register (go to the My Feministing tab in the upper righthand corner of the site).
We’re all so excited to hear from you. We know there are lots of smart aspiring feminist bloggers out there, and we can’t wait to read what you have to say. So get cracking! (via Announcing our new Contributor contest: So You Think You Can Blog?)