Fields: LGBTQ, women, writing, humanities, publishing
Location: Freelance, Remote
About the Organization: Autostraddle is an intelligent, hilarious & provocative voice and a progressively feminist online community for multiple generations of kickass lesbian, bisexual & otherwise inclined ladies (and their friends). Autostraddle’s girl-on-girl culture is rooted in basic social values and ideals — we want women to feel good about themselves, we want equality and visibility for all marginalized groups and ultimately, we’d like to change the world. We are a trans-friendly website and aim to make Autostraddle an accepting and supportive environment for lesbian, bisexual and queer trans women. Although Autostraddle is a website created for and primarily aimed at lesbian, bisexual and queer women, as the community evolves we also are starting to include work by and about non-binary-identified people too.
About the Position: We’re looking for stories of defiance and/or deviance; of thriving in the outer limits, of living on the fringes and yearning for connection; stories of the underground and the underworld. We want to hear about when you did something that you knew was bad, but it just… didn’t feel that bad to you. Mistakes that turned out to be miracles. Defying convention or breaking the rules for because it made more sense than embracing convention and following the rules, and maybe you were right and maybe you weren’t. Stories about when the bad behavior was somebody else’s, but you were there too. We want investigations into people and groups who are challenging what “good” or “bad” even means. Is [action, decision] genuinely “bad behavior” or is it more nuanced than that? Why do people do [thing everybody says is bad] or avoid [thing everybody says is good]? We’re looking for personal essays, reported features, photoessays, graphic essays — anything that strikes your fancy and fits the theme as you conceive of it.
Special Requirements/Qualifications: We’re looking for personal essays, reported features, photoessays, graphic essays — anything that strikes your fancy and fits the theme as you conceive of it.
Estimated Salary: Depending on the piece (length, edits required, reporting involved if relevant), payment is between $50 – $200
Deadline: July 22, 2018