Protest Magazine

Content Writer—Publication for Women (Freelance)

Intro: Protest Magazine is a submission-based, quarterly publication created to explore the perspectives of women of color through creative work. Protest's seasonal anthology and portfolio is a space saved for femme people of color who reject harmful stereotypes and social norms. Our goal is to establish Protest Magazine as a hub that preserves the cultural identity and aids the artistic advancement of marginalized women. To nurture this initiative, we encourage women to use Protest Magazine as another avenue to showcase their work. To write and illustrate their stories honestly and with feeling. To rally behind one another. Talented women of color often turn away from pursuing creative careers due to feeling unwelcome and misunderstood within academic and artistic spaces. Many of us find that established institutions, clubs and collectives exclude the non-white, femme-identifying experience. As a woman run organization, we dedicate Protest Magazine's platform to embracing various cultures, heritages, and lifestyles of women.

Protest Magazine’s blog is currently looking for women of color who write! We encourage women to share their thoughts, story, poetry, and lyrics on the subject of their choosing. Protest is a company started by women for women and as art is labor, all writers we choose to work with will be compensated for their work. See below for a list of areas to consider when sending in work.

  • Features and interviews are between 500-800 words: $65 per piece

    • Thoughtful and well-researched essays and articles, interview someone they feel deserves to be profiled, interviewees considered are active in their communities and have refreshing and important things to say

  • Journal entries are between 500-800 words: $65 per piece

    • This section will act as an ‘open letter’ where contributors will be able to share intimate thoughts and concerns. Writers can this space to detail and bring about awareness to other readers of an issue that affects them in a personal way and one that coincides with the magazine’s current theme. Can be submitted as poetry or personal essay.

  • Rituals are between 500-800 words: $50 per piece

    • This section is for women to detail customs, traditions, celebrations, and practices found in their culture and communities that have played major parts in shaping the type of women they have become. Women can share stories of how these customs influence their lifestyle and if there has ever been a conflict between these practices and living the life they want to lead.

  • Short fiction are between 800-1000: $80 per piece

    • Any short stories submitted to the magazine must feature, center or be told from the feminine perspective.
       

SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS & PITCHES TO INQUIRE@PROTESTMAGAZINE.COM. PLEASE INCLUDE THE WORD ‘BLOG,’ TYPE OF WORK AND YOUR NAME IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

  • EXAMPLE: BLOG X JOURNAL ENTRY X THELMA EVANS

Looking for women/femme people of color who identify as writers, poets and/or essayists. Published work or prior experience is not required. Writers are encouraged to send multiple pieces if possible.

This is a freelance position and writers work from home.

Simone & Protest Magazine Team.

 

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Protest Magazine is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a nonprofit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Protest Magazine must be made payable to "Fractured Atlas" only. Any contribution above the value of the goods and services received by the donor is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Contact Information

Simone Jones, Jones
Curator & Founder
New Orleans
LA
70115