11 November 2010

Call for Contributions: Re/action Issue 2 (pop culture viewed through a feminist lens)

Post date: 11 November 2010
Deadline: 31 December 2010

Write for re/action

Just like issue 1, issue 2 of re/action magazine will be an alternative take on pop culture. We’re looking for articles on film, TV, games, music, books, and comics, viewed through a feminist lens. We want to hear about interesting new projects by exciting people; we want to analyse and criticise popular culture; and most importantly, we want to highlight the kinds of voices that aren’t often heard in mainstream media. We want to talk about race, gender, sexuality, and class issues. We want you to make us laugh, inspire us, get us angry, or make us think.

There are some regular features in re/action, so if you’d like to write for some of these slots, let us know:

* Heroes and Villains: some people are awesome. Others, less so. We highlight one of each (approx 300 words each);
* Bechdel testing: comparing two movies in the same genre, or on the same subject, based on whether they pass the Bechdel test or not (approx 200 words each);
* Vital statistics: a selection of facts and figures;
* Reviews: long (approx 500 words) and short (approx 120 words) reviews of films, TV shows, and music.

We’re also after features of all lengths. If you’ve got an idea, get in touch!

The deadline for this issue will be 31 December.

As before, submissions may be edited for space, or we may ask you to make some revisions. We can’t guarantee to use every submission we receive.

Also – it’ll be in British English, because we’re British, and we’ll be subbing it. That doesn’t mean that USian contributors are discouraged, however, and the magazine will be available internationally. The best way to get an idea of our style is to read issue 1 – and if you don’t have a copy yet, you can buy one here.

Other stuff

Want to advertise in re/action? Or maybe you’re an illustrator/artist who’d be interested in showcasing your work in our magazine? Get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

More information here.
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