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    Wanna submit to Bitch?

    We're looking for anything that can be described as "feminist response to pop culture." Our definition of pop culture is broad, encompassing cultural attitudes and myths, phenomena of the popular imagination, and social trends as well as movies, TV, magazines, books, advertising, and the like.

    Profiles of and interviews with feminist culture-makers are welcome, as are book and music reviews and nuanced analyses of particularly horrifying and/or inspiring examples of pop culture.

    Nonfiction essays only. We do not publish fiction or poetry. Ever. Seriously.

    Finished work and query letters are both welcome. If sending only a query, please include clips and/or writing samples. And hey, everyone likes a nice cover letter.

    We prefer e-mail submissions to bitch@bitchmagazine.com.

    More details:

    Features are 2,000 to 4,000 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. Interviews, reported pieces, and critical essays are welcome, as are roundups and graphically driven formats like timelines and charts. We do not publish personal essays unless personal narrative is tied strongly to the pop culture topic at hand.

    We're also looking for shorter pieces for the front of the magazine. This section features columns on film, television, language, politics, publishing, and the like in the form of reviews, critical essays, activist profiles, and more (1000-1500 words).

    We also have a back page to fill, generally with a brief history of a pop-culture phenomenon, in our "Annals of..." column. Recent back page topics have included a look at how female actors can win an Oscar (hint: playing a battered woman often helps), and how the classic sitcom alpha male has been usurped by a slew of funnier, shrewder beta males.

    And that's not all, we're always on the lookout for Love It/Shove It items. Love/Shoves are short (under 500 words) but sharp-eyed and cogent analyses of the latest things that either pleased you or enraged you. We're looking for pieces that are timely, and, more important, go beyond the sentiment of "wow, this sucks!" in search of deeper meaning. Love/Shoves are accepted on a rolling basis, and are often printed on our website as well as in the magazine, so send things along whenever the mood strikes.




    Our themes are intended to be nonexclusive jumping-off points rather than limiting factors. We encourage you not to interpret the themes too literally, and in fact to go ahead and interpret them as loosely as you wish. Furthermore, if you have an idea you think is right for us but that fits no theme, go ahead and pitch it anyway.

    Payment is $100 for features, $50 for front-of-book pieces and back-page pieces, and $10-$20 for Love/Shoves.


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