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.
Features are 2,000 to 2,500 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.
Payment varies but is generally $200-$650 for features, $300 for dispatches. All of our writers are paid. Please send all materials online. Submit to the section of the magazine that best fits your pitch. We do not accept submissions or pitches through the mail.
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.
While we may not be able to respond to every submission, we’ll keep your work on file if submitted by email or by post.
Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture
4930 NE 29th Avenue
Portland, OR 97211
By Phone: (503) 282-5699