Wear Your Voice is an intersectional feminist magazine centering the voices of Black & brown queer women, femmes, trans and non binary people. We prioritize the perspectives of LGBTQIA+ Black and brown folks because it is crucial to ensure that our perspectives have a platform where our creative contributions and ideas are honored.
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 the framework of intersectionality, then you’re at the right place! We are looking for nuanced and incisive critiques. 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 only accept pitches, not complete drafts. If you are new to pitching, please answer the basics:
- What is your piece about?
- Why is it important?
- Who is it for?
- Why should YOU write it?
- 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 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. We respond to pitches between Wednesdays and Fridays — if it is time-sensitive, we’ll respond sooner.
Payment: All published articles are paid. Rates vary from $100 to $150 and writers are paid the day of publication.
Wear Your Voice is currently accepting pitches around these topics for November and December 2019:
November is Trans Awareness Month, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
Second Week in November: Transgender Awareness Week
November 8: Intersex Solidarity Day/Intersex Day of Remembrance
November 20: International Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (UN)
November 30: Self Harm Awareness
November 25-December 10: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
December is Universal Human Rights Month
December 1: World AIDS Day
December 2: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities (UN)
December 6: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (Canada)
December 10: Human Rights Day
December 26-January 1: Kwanzaa
Are you ready? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Every single dollar matters to us—especially now when media is under constant threat. Your support is essential and your generosity is why Wear Your Voice keeps going! You are a part of the resistance that is needed—uplifting Black and brown feminists through your pledges is the direct community support that allows us to make more space for marginalized voices. For as little as $1 every month you can be a part of this journey with us. This platform is our way of making necessary and positive change, and together we can keep growing.