Print & Art Bitch Magazine Call for Writers & Illustrators
International Deadline: Ongoing – Bitch Media is a nonprofit feminist media organization best known for publishing the magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture. Bitch Media’s mission is to provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture. We seek to be a fresh, revitalizing voice in contemporary feminism, one that welcomes complex arguments and refuses to ignore the contradictory and often uncomfortable realities of life in an unequivocally gendered world.
Since 1996, Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, has provided smart, witty, and thought-provoking commentary on and analysis of TV, film, music, advertising, books, and more. Each issue of Bitch offers a whip-smart collection of critical essays, thoughtful reported pieces, incisive reviews, and interviews with feminist artists, thinkers, culture-makers, and activists—a mix that readers simply won’t find anywhere else. In addition to a readership of 80,000 that loves having Bitch in their lives, the magazine has also received critical acclaim from other media outlets.
PRINT MAGAZINE GUIDELINES
Features are 1,500 to 3,000 words of meaty critiques, essays, and articles on pop culture from a feminist perspective. We’re looking for sharp-eyed perspectives on pop culture and the media, brimming with personal insight and wit. Features vary in format: interviews, reported pieces, and critical essays are welcome, as are roundups and graphically driven formats like timelines, charts, and comics.
Dispatches are 1,200-word missives from the front lines of underexamined or fictional worlds and places.
Front of Book is a section with fun, short pieces that still carry the heft of feminist critique in an accessible format.
Culture is where Bitch brands its cultural authority through essays about books, music, and screen; profiles of individuals and those who are creating and defining cultural moments; and interviews with those working in publishing, Hollywood, podcasting, and other areas who are helping us imagine new possibilities for representation and inclusion.
** Payment varies but is generally $700-$1000 for features, $350 for dispatches, and between $150-$700 for culture stories. All of our writers are paid.
We’re always looking for new illustrators to work with. We commission people with various styles appropriate for each individual article.
** Payment varies (existing work vs. commission-based) but is generally between $300-$600 for magazine features, $200-$400 for spot illustrations, and $600 for a photo essay.
We do commission online illustrations, infographics, and comics too, though less frequently. Payment starts at $150 for online images.
Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture
4930 NE 29th Avenue
Portland, OR 97211
By Phone: (503) 282-5699
** payment fees subject to change