Wear Your Voice is an intersectional feminist magazine centering the voices of Black & brown queer women, femmes, trans & non binary people.
If you want to write about culture, entertainment, news, sexuality and/or health through an intersectional lens, then you’re at the right place! We are looking for nuanced and incisive critiques. We appreciate everything from love letters about Rihanna, to how environmental racism impacts marginalized folks. Essays, listicles, Q&As and reported pieces are welcome and we accept pieces from new writers as much as we do seasoned writers.
Before pitching and while writing any drafts, be aware of ableist language, here is a useful resource for everyone, especially writers and editors.
How to pitch: We accept full drafts or detailed pitches which should include your approximate deadline and word count. If you are new to pitching, try to answer the basics:
- What is your piece about?
- Why is it important?
- Why should YOU write it?
- Who is it for?
Be sure to check out our site to make sure we haven’t already published a similar piece. If it is time-sensitive, please state it in the subject line. Please include your preferred pronouns as well. If you have bylines/clips from other publications, include them in your email to submissions. We take one to four days to answer all queries.
Pay: We are an independent publication, so while we are working to pay our writers competitively we are currently offering $50 as a flat rate and $60 for anything over 700 words. We try to enforce a maximum word count of 1000 words until we can begin paying our writers more.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org