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Looking for new writers!

Hey everyone! Queereka is looking for new writers. The gig requires with some commitment and provides zero monetary pay, but what it lacks in generating coin is made up for with friendship and love! And glitter! So what are we looking for?

At a minimum, applicants should self-identify as queer (by which we mean any non-normative sex, gender, or sexuality) and be knowledgeable about feminism and LGBT social movements. While we have room for many people and all applications will be considered, we want to especially encourage applications from people of color, trans*, bisexual, pansexual, and asexual folks. While Skepchick as a network centers around feminism, critical thinking, and science, and we certainly value contributions along those lines at Queereka, we’re also open to all kinds of queer writing that’s not only focused on those areas, such as on popular culture, art, history, philosophy, technology, media, travel, just to name a few.

Some further details:

  • You should be able to write clearly and concisely
  • A sense of humor is a must (especially on lighthearted posts, though sarcasm certainly has its rightful place in more serious discussions)
  • You need to be able to handle an increased e-mail load (it comes from other writers as well as readers)
  • You gotta be prepared for the occasional assholes that appear from time to time, though we do not hesitate to smack them down
  • You should be able to commit to posting a minimum of at least once every 1-2 weeks

Are you still interested? Great! Here’s how to apply:

  • Fill out the Help Wanted contact form
  • Tell us a little bit about yourself, including how you identify (e.g., genderqueer, transgender, bisexual, etc.) and your relevant interests.
  • What sorts of issues would you like to write about?
  • A link to any writing samples is definitely helpful, but not required.

If you don’t fit these criteria but think you know someone who does, please send them our way!

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Will is the admin of Queereka, part of the Skepchick network. They are a cultural/medical anthropologist who works at the intersections of sex/gender, sexuality, health, and education. Their other interests include politics, science studies, popular culture, and public perceptions and understandings of anthropology. Follow them on Twitter at @anthrowill and Facebook at facebook.com/anthrowill.