BYB 059: Bitch Media Wants To Publish Your Feminist Take On Pop Culture With Online Editor, Sarah Mirk

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Bitch Media Wants To Publish Your Feminist Take On Pop Culture With Online Editor, Sarah Mirk - Beyond Your Blog Podcast 59

Bitch Media is a nonprofit, independent, feminist media organization dedicated to providing and encouraging an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture.”

Online editor Sarah Mirk explains why they are named Bitch, why you will want to write for them, and how they are vastly different from your typical media organization. This interview will tell you the types of pitches they are interested in seeing, why they feel it is important to pay all writers, and how your pitches will receive a quick response.

Bitch Media Wants To Publish Your Feminist Take On Pop Culture With Online Editor, Sarah Mirk - Beyond Your Blog Podcast 59

The interview includes

  • How Bitch Media publishes content that looks at the media through a feminist lens
  • Why ‘Bitch’ was chosen for the magazine name, and how Sarah explains it to her grandparents
  • Who reads Bitch Magazine and how they want to change the world
  • The number one thing Sarah wants to see in an article submission
  • 3 strong pieces Bitch has recently published that interested contributors should read
  • Why Sarah prefers a pitch to a full story and how she feels about previously published pieces
  • Why Sarah likes to respond to online pitches quickly and why print takes longer
  • The difference between online and print content for Bitch Media
  • How much you will get paid as a Bitch contributor
  • How Bitch Media promotes your work on social media, and how they like to see writers promote work
  • Why you will want to listen to Bitch’s podcasts Popaganda and Backtalk
  • How Bitch Media has secured funding for 20 years without a billionaire backer

Resources

What “The Golden Girls” Taught Me About Bioethics – By Elizabeth Yuko

A New Webseries Centers On The Lives Of Two Friends—Who Happen To Be Deaf – By S.E. Smith

Bitch Media cofounder Andi Zeisler on the word “Bitch” – Rochester NTK

Bitch Media Print and Online Contributors’ Guidelines

Cut & Paste: Zines About Mental Health and Self Care – By Elizabeth King

Before Serena Williams, There Was Champion Tennis Player Althea Gibson – By Evelyn C. White

“Sisters Of The Revolution”Collects Powerful Feminist Sci-Fi – By Sarah Mirk

Victoria Law (prison issues writer mentioned in podcast)

Critical Conditions For Trans Individuals, Seeking Medical Care Can Be A Minefield – By Kari Mugo

There Will Be Blood – The Precarious Politics Of Representing Abortion Onscreen – By Gretchen Sisson

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About the Author

Susan Maccarelli

Susan Maccarelli is the creator of Beyond Your Blog, a site helping bloggers successfully submit their writing for publishing opportunities beyond their personal blogs. She also offers online training and consulting to new bloggers looking for direction on submitting their writing for publication. Susan has interviewed dozens of editors from publications like The New York Times, Huffington Post, Brain, Child, Chicken Soup For The Soul, The Washington Post, and speaks at many respected writing and blogging conferences.

2 Comments on “BYB 059: Bitch Media Wants To Publish Your Feminist Take On Pop Culture With Online Editor, Sarah Mirk”

  1. Dear Sara, It’s a pleasure to find you and your Bitch media.
    This is a great step toward breaking taboos related to women.
    I write short stories about women’s issues in Iran( where I come from).
    I have plan to publish a collection in Farsi and English.
    I published some in Farsi in “Feminist School” s women journal and
    all got reprinted by some other feminist magazines.
    I wonder if you can have one of them (in English) for your program.
    Of course they are different socially and culturally but they are all true.
    Thank you again for standing for women. It is a huge task.
    Farideh

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