Merely having a feminist angle on a pop-cultural phenomenon or current event is not enough for the editors at Bitch: “Feminist rants won’t make the cut–neither will basic feminist analyses. Writers have to go deep.”
If you want to make it into the pages of this freelance-dependent feminist magazine, look around to see what others are writing–and make sure you’re not offering more of the same.
Bitch has a small staff, with no staff writers, so it relies heavily on freelancers and pitches for all of its magazine content and its website. Just be sure the road to all articles leads to feminism or social justice. There must be some sort of tie-in. And present the editors with smart, new analyses. “When Miley Cyrus was all anyone was talking about, we got a ton of pitches, but they all said the same thing. So even if you have a feminist response, we want to hear something new. We don’t just want to publish what everyone else is saying,” says [editor in chief Kjerstin] Johnson.
For more, read: How To Pitch: Bitch
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