Wear Your Voice is an intersectional feminist magazine centering the voices of Black & brown queer women, femmes, trans & non binary people.
What are we looking for? If you want to write about pop-culture, news, sexuality, queer culture, gender, (mental) health, race, body politics, and more 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.
Maintaining a safe space for marginalized people: Before pitching and while writing any drafts, be aware of ableist language, here is a useful resource for everyone, especially writers and editors. If your piece or pitch includes descriptions of violence and trauma, please include a trigger warning for our editors.
How to pitch: We prefer detailed pitches over drafts. If you are new to pitching, please answer the basics:
- What is your piece about?
- Why is it important?
- Why should YOU write it?
- Who is it for?
- Approximate deadline
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.
Pitches which are incomplete or lacking in detail may not receive a response and due to our current operating capacity, please give us one to two weeks for a response to your pitch — if it is time-sensitive, we’ll respond sooner.
Pay: We are an independent and primarily self-funded 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.
Are you ready? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org