Contribution is currently mostly by invitation only, as we presently have zero funds for compensation. We do not accept any unsolicited work from whites/males.
If you're a person of colour and believe we need your voice and your work (all the more power to you!), you can pitch us at email@example.com, but once again: we have no funds to compensate contributors right now.
We are incredibly grateful for your interest!
Politics on compensation
We are working towards being able to pay our women, nonbinary, intersex, and Two-Spirit contributors of colour, our most marginalised contributors. Currently, we cannot afford to, and sui (our founder) is extremely low income and is not being compensated for their labour managing and editing this magazine.
Eventually, we aim to compensate on a sliding scale, with homeless, low income, and disabled/mentally ill (in that order) women, nonbinary, intersex, and Two-Spirit contributors of colour at the top.
White and/or male contributors are not paid for their work; they are voluntary donations. This is a conscious choice we have made in order to both balance out global pay inequity across axes of race and gender, and so we have more resources to pay women, nonbinary, intersex, and Two-Spirit contributors of colour.
Basically, we pay:
- women, nonbinary, and intersex people of colour, and people who identify as Two-Spirit
- with special consideration to homeless, low income, and disabled/mentally ill people in the above categories
We believe trans men are men, and therefore have privilege and are susceptible to toxic masculinity just as any other men.
so we can pay our rent (hosting and domain fees for the website), pay our managing editor, pay our contributors for their work, and maybe even make beautiful print issues one day!