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Join The Fem!

Below are descriptions for positions we are looking to fill. All positions are 100% volunteer.

Applications are due December 30, 2016.

 

Art Editor

  • Review and accept art submissions that promote inclusive, intersectional feminism
  • Comfortable communicating with artists
  • Seeks artwork and artists that can be featured on The Fem
  • Must be a team player and participate in regular meetings
  • Must adhere to The Fem’s overall mission in protecting and publishing inclusive feminist work

Assistant Editor 

  • Assist the EIC in daily operations
  • Maintains an up-to-date posting schedule for entire staff
  • Initial screening of new applications when The Fem is hiring staff
  • Practices effective communication with the EIC and the rest of The Fem team
  • Take notes during regular team meetings
  • Lead or assist meetings, workshops, or other projects where the EIC is unavailable
  • Must be flexible and able to wear different hats. Experience with multiple genres is not required but is a plus.
  • Very organized and able to stay on top of multiple projects at once
  • Must adhere to The Fem’s overall mission in protecting and publishing inclusive feminist work

Blog Editor

  • Manage a group of regular and consistent bloggers/columnists
  • Listen to pitches and assigns article topics
  • Communicate which ideas are moving forward with Assistant Editor and EIC
  • Reviews and edits content before sending to EIC for publication
  • Must be a team player and participate in regular meetings
  • Must adhere to The Fem’s overall mission in protecting and publishing inclusive feminist work

Book Reviewer

  • Finds feminist, inclusive lit to read and review
  • Able to adopt a specific tone and format for publication
  • Able to meet monthly deadlines
  • Must be a team player and participate in regular meetings
  • Must adhere to The Fem’s overall mission in protecting and publishing inclusive feminist work

Nonfiction Editor

  • Review and accept essays that promote inclusive, intersectional feminism
  • Comfortable communicating with authors
  • Must be a team player and participate in regular meetings
  • Must adhere to The Fem’s overall mission in protecting and publishing inclusive feminist work

Regular Bloggers/Columnists

  • Pitch blog ideas weekly to Blog Editor
  • Able to demonstrate quick turnaround
  • Write and develop well researched content to be featured on the site
  • Must meet deadlines set by Blog Editor
  • Must be a team player and participate in regular meetings
  • Must adhere to The Fem’s overall mission in protecting and publishing inclusive feminist work

Social Media Manager

  • Work with Social Media Team to garner a relationship with the public
  • Manage our Facebook and Twitter
  • Promote any upcoming events and content
  • Stay up to date with feminist campaigns and the work of our partners
  • Must be a team player and participate in regular meetings
  • Must be an effective and timely communicator
  • Must adhere to The Fem’s overall mission in protecting and publishing inclusive feminist work

 

Send your resume and a brief description of why you’re interested in working with an inclusive, diverse, and feminist literary magazine to thefemlitmag@gmail.com. You may also include an explanation of previous experiences or writing samples that you feel are relevant.

Be sure to include which position you  are applying for in the subject line.

Tweet us @thefemlitmag with any questions!

*Please no follow up emails*

 

 

 

 

Intro to Spoken Word: A Fem Workshop

Greetings from The Fem!

We’re still on hiatus, but we have a wonderful (free) opportunity to share. The Fem Literary Magazine will be hosting our very first workshop! We’re looking for eight (8) people to join our editor, Jasmine Combs, as she explores the art of spoken word. What makes it different from written poetry? What does it mean to perform a piece?

When

Saturday, December 3, 2016 @ 1-2pm EST
Sunday, December 11, 2016 @ 1-2pm EST

Details
  • If interested, please email spokenfem@gmail.com
  • The subject of the email should contain your last name followed by “workshop app”(Example: Combs Workshop App) 
  • In the body of the email, please leave a brief statement explaining why you want to be a part of this workshop. How will this exercise benefit you as a writer/performer? Include anything else you may deem relevant (previous publications, video/audio examples of your spoken word, etc).
  • You must be available for both dates
  • Must have audio/video access on computer
  • This is entirely FREE!
  • Anyone may apply but please note that we are giving special consideration to writers who are new to spoken word
  • Deadline: November 28, 2016

Thanks in advance to all who apply. We hope to have more workshop activities in the future so please keep an eye out for those as well!

The Demon Arm by Alice Pow

Ginette took from the dryer a big hoodie, a pair of sweatpants, and a pair of fluffy socks. She dressed and returned to her room where papers and clothing decorated the floor and her dresser. After moving a pile of books from bed to floor, she crawled under the covers.

Cold corrupted the Chicago streets outside her home. Thermal capital passed from feet to cold, contracted wooden floors, and the vacuum of Chicago winter stole that drop of warmth from the broken-heater house.

Awake but absent from her head, she kept quiet, squeezing eyes shut, squeezing herself into a ball of heat under blankets.

She found a bruise of unknown origin on her left shoulder muscle. She poked the raw spot with her index and middle finger; flesh stung and pressed against bone. Continue reading “The Demon Arm by Alice Pow”