Hello and thank you for your interest in writing for Autostraddle! We’re currently overwhelmed with submissions and therefore are only soliciting the following:
+ Stories from transgender people who have served in the U.S. military.
+ Personal essays or feature articles on topics related to queer, feminist and/or outsider culture written by people of color or trans women. We’re looking for really good stories, new angles, edgy style, unique arguments, keen intellect and searing wit.
+ Fashion, style and beauty pieces from masculine-of-center women and people of color.
+ Articles about sex, relationships or dating.
Payment: We are an independent publication with a tight budget, but we’re committed to paying all our writers, although we recognize that it’s not as much as we’d like to or as much as you deserve. Usually this falls within the $40-$100 range, although there are exceptions.
We are particularly inclined to compensate writers at higher rates who are: 1) QTPOC, 2) professionals turning in work that doesn’t require editing/revisions, 3) pitching a story from in a perspective or in a subject which is underrepresented on the site, 4) Pitching a story that involves extensive reporting, research or multimedia.
Please include your rates if relevant.