It’s been a few weeks since we launched Autostraddle Plus, a program that enables our readers to support our ongoing existence in exchange for some fun perks. We’ve published two issues of The Autostraddle Insider, chock full of the witty, weird shit we say in our Skype chats and office reply-all; three issues of the A+ Bee, which is all about you, you, YOU and inspired by the daily newspaper Chelsey and Grace made at camp; Crystal’s heart-breaking-and-filling essay about The Cheesecake Factory, Laneia’s brilliant photoessay about going home, Rachel’s heart-warming confessions of a liar, a couple of thought-provoking and journalism-prize-worthy Interviews with An Ex and two erotic editions of The Kind of Sex We’re Talking About Today.
As promised, we want those who can’t monetarily support us through Autostraddle Plus at the moment to have the opportunity to join us for the best pizza party on the internet! So, we’re doing a contest a lot like the one we did last December. This won’t be our last A+ Membership Contest, but as you can see, it is indeed our first.
Here’s how you enter:
- If you haven’t already, register for an account on Autostraddle.
- Comment on this post — THIS ONE RIGHT HERE — and tell us what in school or life or work you would give yourself an A+ in — before September 15th. This serves as your declaration of intent to enter the contest.
- Then… keep on commenting! Comment at least a few more times before the end of the month.
- Interns Grace and Chelsey will then compile a list of everybody who entered themselves here, check comment logs to make sure you’ve stuck around with your thoughts and feelings, and toss all those names into a magical hat.
- On October 7th, the winners will be announced, most likely in video form, plucked out of a vessel by somebody undoubtedly adorable.
What Can You Win?
We’re giving away at least one bronze subscription and one silver subscription.
One Yearly Bronze Subscription to Autostraddle Plus
That means you get:
- one nifty A+ Member Sticker
- a cute, little gold circle around your display name in our comments
- to read our awesome monthly A+ Bee community newspaper
- to know all the inner-workings of this very website through the monthly behind-the-scenes Autostraddle Insider
- to laugh and cry at the “Interview with an Ex-Girlfriend” series
- to enjoy the special members-only layout
- exclusive A+ only discounts from super cool businesses like us
One Yearly Silver Subscription to Autostraddle Plus
That means you get all of the above PLUS
- Access to all our premium content, including personal essays, the upcoming podcast, the sex we’re talking about today and who knows what else!
But Wait…That’s Not All!
Right now we’ve got 536 A+ members, and our goal is to hit 1,000 by the end of the year. So, for every six new members we sign up, we’ll be giving away another Bronze Membership. If we reach 600 we’ll start giving away Silver Memberships for every six new sign-ups! This will continue until the end of the month. So, if you can afford it and you wanna help people who can’t get a membership, there’s no better time than now to do so!
Bookmark this post and check back to see how many memberships we’ve gotten!
9/18/2014: We’re up to 552 members! So that means we’re giving away two additional memberships and are well on our way to a third!
9/30/2014: 563 members! That’s 27 new members since we posted this, which makes for four more memberships being given away — and fifth if we get another two members by the end of the day.