Once again we’re planning on running a programme of monthly guest bloggers at TFW over 2014. If you’ve ever wanted to voice your opinions here, this is your chance.
The gig is a one-month long slot during which you could blog much as you’d like. We would love it if you would blog once a week or more, but we recognise everyone has their own personal circumstances which may make that difficult. You’ll be given support and guidance by an assigned ‘buddy’ from the collective. We have a written guide for guest bloggers explaining what’s what. You don’t have to have perfect English; what you have to say is more important than being a fancy writer.
If you’re keen, please email me. Tell us a bit about you and what sort of things you would like to write about, and anything else you think will interest us! Alternatively, if you would like to recommend someone else, please feel free to suggest them, with contact details if you have them.
We’re open to anyone who applies but are particularly interested in views, topics and perspectives that are currently under-represented on the blog, particularly intersectional perspectives. This could be older women, sex workers, women of minority ethnicities (including Black, Asian, migrant or refugee women and women of dual or multiple ethnic heritage), disabled women, trans* women, lesbian, gay, bisexual or queer women, male feminists, socialist feminists or just someone keen to write about about a topic that you think we should feature more frequently. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list – please don’t be put off from emailing us if you’re interested but don’t identify with the perspectives above; particularly if you feel your perspective is currently under-represented in the feminist blogosphere.
We can’t promise a slot to everyone – we’ll try to set a programme over the next year that is as varied as possible. If you’ve emailed us in the past about being a guest blogger but haven’t heard anything then please do put your hand up again.
Last year for the first time we were approached by a campaign group to take a monthly slot, something we hadn’t previously considered (but were pleased to host). We will consider other such groups in future where they’re relevant, but we will want to keep the balance more towards individual posters, so we can’t guarantee any campaign groups a slot. If your groups wants to host multiple authors during your slot we will ask you to ‘curate’ this from your end and provide a single point of contact for us. As with all site content, hosting campaign group content doesn’t imply editorial endorsement unless explicitly stated.
Finally, a reminder that outside of the monthly guest blogging programme, everyone is still very welcome to submit features, reviews and one-off guest blog posts at any time to The F Word as normal; please see here for more details.
Image, courtesy of Stephan Rebernik, depicts an (assumed) older white woman partially visible behind a laptop. It is shared under a creative commons license.