Changes are afoot here at Fantastic Fangirls, changes of an exciting nature!
We recently marked the departure of Jennifer Margret Smith to her new job at Marvel Comics. Congratulations, again, Jennifer! This shift in staffing has provided an opportunity for us to examine our organization and its goals. The time has come to expand Fantastic Fangirls.
Fantastic Fangirls is soliciting applications for both new Staff Writers and Guest Bloggers. Both Staff Writers and Guest Bloggers must be women — cis, trans, or something more complicated — who are enthusiastic about some aspect of comics. In addition, the duties of each are as follows:
Staff Writer duties:
+ contribute one essay per month
+ contribute at least twice a month to weekly Q&A
+ be available for 4-6 Skype calls a year for podcasts
+ contribute to 4-6 book clubs, round-robins, or other group posts per year
+ edit and proofread all of one’s own work
+ read and respond to comments on one’s posts
Guest Writer duties:
+ mail pitch to Editor with concept, 2-3 sample paragraphs, and intentions
+ write essay
+ edit and proofread essay
+ be available to read and respond to comments on the day of posting
+ may be asked to participate in podcasts, book clubs, or round robins
If you are interested, please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Legal Name: Your actual legal name, please.
Demographic Information: We’d like to know any demographic information that you feel is important, such as:
ethnicity, race, gender, orientation, ability, etc.
Work Sample: This can be attached essays, links to your blogs, or other ways you can share your writing.
Relevant Work Experience: Have you done podcasting? Do you manage a group Tumblr? Have you written book reviews? Are you a veteran cosplayer? Do you run conventions? Tell us about your experience working in or discussing geek culture.
Sample Q&A Questions:
Favorite Star Trek captain?
What was your first fandom?
What dream comic do you pine to read someday?
Please feel free to link this, tweet it, or send it to people you feel would be a good fit for Fantastic Fangirls. If you have any questions, email Sigrid at email@example.com.