I can think of some cool queer moms who should totally submit to do this. Deadline is 2/9. See call for submissions below:
Call For Submissions: Brand New Queer Mamas
We’re growing up a lot around here and we want desperately for this site to grow up with us. In fact, Laneia and Riese have made this their #1 priority for 2015 — to get more stuff on this site geared towards gay ladies in their thirties, like them!
First up? We’re looking for a columnist in a same-sex relationship who is either currently pregnant with their first baby, or who has recently (within the last few years) birthed a brand new human into this glorious world and would like to write ~1,500-2,500 words about it every other week or so. Basically you’ll be talking about the joys, trials and tribulations of becoming/being pregnant, getting ready for a baby, and being a new mom. We’ll want some of this to be about the period of time immediately after your human burst onto this planet, but that can be done in retrospect if it’s been a year or two since that time.
To apply, send an email to riese [at] autostraddle [dot] com and laneia [at] autostraddle [dot] com with:
- YOUR MOM in the subject line.
- A brief cover letter that tells us who you are, your writing experience and the kinds of things you imagine you could write about in this column.
- Either a draft of what would be your first column (preferred, but we realize you’re probably very busy and might not be able to pull this off for an application) or links to examples of your writing online that will give us an idea of your writing style.
- If you have a clever title idea, we’re all ears.
Please do not send us any word documents!
The main thing we’re looking for is a witty and intelligent writing voice and somebody we can count on to meet deadlines. Payment is $50/post. Deadline is Monday February 9th!
While you’re all here, we’re also interested in hearing from adoptive parents, step-parents, and parents whose babies aren’t really babies anymore! And we’ve had multiple requests for a story about sex after childbirth. If you can speak to any of these things, please hit up our submissions page!
Also, if you’re in your thirties and have requests for the types of stories you’d like to see, let us know in the comments!
Makes me wonder if I qualify and try to make this work. I’m a little miffed about the relationship requirement.
I emailed them…maybe they were just being myopic and not thinking about queer people who parent on their own.
But they just had that smc article recently! Let me know what they say.
Oh that’s right! Well, we shall see. I’ll keep you posted!
I know they are interested in many different stories. Single parents, adoption stories, fostering stories, etc etc. Just submit! For the columnist role, they are looking for someone who is pregnant right now or recently pregnant. 🙂 (I write for AS now, though not about parenting…yet)