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Queereka Looking for Writers!

Update 2/6/2015: We’ve had an amazing amount of interest in writing for Queereka! I have decided to close down our call for writers for now. If you were not selected this time around, please keep an eye on Queereka for future calls for writers. Thanks!

Queereka is looking for more 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 skepticism and feminism. We are particularly interested in bringing on queer people of color, as well as trans*, bisexual, pansexual, and asexual folks, but all applications will be considered.

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!

Will

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.

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4 Comments

  1. Whoa, whoa. Depending on where you’re located, including a requirement of a sexual orientation in a job posting could be illegal.

    I’m not sure if there are exceptions for volunteer roles either. Did you run this by a lawyer?

    1. As clearly stated in the post, this is not a job. It’s a volunteer gig at a queer-oriented blog. If someone wants to come after me for asking people who apply to write for a queer blog to be queer, they can come after me.

      But thanks for your faux concern.

      1. Dude, I totally understand WHY you want them to be. I’m just not sure it’s actually legal.

        I know I’m a recent registration, so could be anyone on the internet, but my concern is genuine.

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