One of the ways that feminists can get their voices out there is by becoming regular contributors to feminist magazines. It could be an already-existing magazine that favours the feminist agenda, or it could be a start-up magazine that is looking for new voices. If you are interested in becoming a columnist, these are some of the tips that you should follow.
Identify Your Passion
When you are pitching to become a columnist, the editors will ask you what your passion is. What do you want to write about, and why do you feel you are the right person to do it? Think through your experience and some of the driving factors that push you towards a specific topic. Some of the topics you could explore include fashion, gender stereotypes, and education.
Research on Publication
If you are thinking of being a columnist for an established feminist magazine, you should first do your research on their past editions. Find out what they stand for and how your voice will blend in with their values. Consider reaching out to the editors and some of the contributors if you are not so sure of what the publication stands for.
Think of Writing Logistics
Being a columnist for a magazine requires a lot of time commitment. More often than not, you will be working on a strict deadline. You need to factor in how the writing will fit into your schedule. You should also consider whether you will be compensated for your work or if you are doing it on a voluntary basic.
Understand the Audience
The audience that you will be writing for will determine the content you will be churning. It will also set the tone for your language and subject matter. For instance, if you are writing for a younger audience, your content should be simplified so that they understand what you are trying to communicate in the feminist magazine.