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We’re always looking for new illustrators to work with.We commission people with various styles appropriate for each individual article. commission-based) but is generally between 0-0 for magazine features, 0-0 for spot illustrations, and 0 for a photo essay.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.For issue 83, we’re looking for reportage, analysis, information, and commentary that steps directly into the fire.Should we talk about how fame can light up—and burn down—movements toward political transformation and social justice? Shall we look at the realm of food trends, where spices signify so much more than literal flavor? Can we circle up to discuss religion, imagination, and visions of Hell? Do we want to meditate on expressions of anger that intersect with feminine and racial imperatives? So give us fiery pitches that illuminate how we understand—and don’t understand—Heat as a cultural concept.We are looking for discussion-provoking critical essays that are well researched with evidence to back up claims, timely statistics, and connections between one’s personal experience and larger social forces. Nonfiction essays only, though we do not publish experimental lyric essays or anything that reads like a dissertation. If sending only a query, please include clips or writing samples.
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.Recent features include a look at how women’s suicides became a cultural phenomenon, the colonization of ayahusca, questioning the perpetrator-victim binary in sexual-assault narratives, examining the Black-woman-as-savior trope, and celebrating a new literary renaissance of trans writers.Dispatches are 1,200-word missives from the front lines of underexamined or fictional worlds and places.First-person essays are great, but please read our print magazine and website to get a sense of how our contributors strike a happy balance between the personal “I” and the larger subject matter at hand. Quick Links: Print Magazine Guidelines Themes for Future Issues Online Writer Guidelines Illustrator Guidelines PR Guidelines If you’d like to pitch to the print magazine, please think about what section of the magazine would be the best fit for your idea.Features are between 1,500 and 3,000 words of meaty critiques, essays, and articles on culture from a feminist perspective.