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Organizing: The Submission Guide by Protest Magazine

Protest Magazine Submission Guide

Today I told myself I had no business moving across country on my own, no business considering a career in writing and definitely none in starting a magazine. Self-doubt and impostor syndrome have told me to play it safe, but I’ve done that and it hasn’t lead me anywhere I want to be. I have no business playing it safe- the image above offers guidelines to keep in mind when submitting work but in no way does it mean to take a safe route. Protest Magazine is a platform for femme/women of color to detail their experiences in, whether they are the cherished or the haunting ones, they are moments that need to be told. These experiences make up stories you may not have gotten the chance to tell. Our personal stories may resonate with our sisters living miles away, our words and images have the power to validate and comfort each other.  Protest is a welcoming platform for black and brown women to express themselves, it is space for us to exist in when we’ve felt excluded from everywhere else. The community of Protest Magazine cannot exist until we create it, If you’re ready to submit or pitch ideas, you can email us at  i nquire@protestmagazine.com. Keep in mind the theme of the first issue is healing and forgiveness in women, take this idea and explore it the way you see fit. If you’re interested in being apart of the first issue and issues to come but have more questions, we’d love to hear from you, too.

Today I told myself I had no business moving across country on my own, no business considering a career in writing and definitely none in starting a magazine. Self-doubt and impostor syndrome have told me to play it safe, but I’ve done that and it hasn’t lead me anywhere I want to be. I have no business playing it safe- the image above offers guidelines to keep in mind when submitting work but in no way does it mean to take a safe route. Protest Magazine is a platform for femme/women of color to detail their experiences in, whether they are the cherished or the haunting ones, they are moments that need to be told. These experiences make up stories you may not have gotten the chance to tell. Our personal stories may resonate with our sisters living miles away, our words and images have the power to validate and comfort each other.

Protest is a welcoming platform for black and brown women to express themselves, it is space for us to exist in when we’ve felt excluded from everywhere else. The community of Protest Magazine cannot exist until we create it, If you’re ready to submit or pitch ideas, you can email us at inquire@protestmagazine.com. Keep in mind the theme of the first issue is healing and forgiveness in women, take this idea and explore it the way you see fit. If you’re interested in being apart of the first issue and issues to come but have more questions, we’d love to hear from you, too.

People Supporting Women by Simone Jones

Protest Magazine will survive with the help of the readers, contributors and friends. Protest’s goal is to create and maintain a community sustained publication company. The formation and work presented in the each issue will be the outcome of the collaborative effort between us, the organizers of Protest, and the public, the supporters of Protest.    Protest Magazine is not a non profit, but a low-profit limited liability company. Meaning our main goal for the creation and continuance of the magazine is to fill a cultural, educational and social need. We value having the freedom to publish whatever we feel needs to be seen and heard without the restriction of a huge corporation. It’s vital that we remain completely independent, this magazine is for us women of color who are vulnerable to silencing, we will not work with a capitalist corporation that would rather censor us.  With this in mind, most of the funding for the magazine will come from donations and sales. Right now, donations and submitted work are our main focus. We’re are looking for submissions from creatives from our communities and money to compensate them for their work. While we will graciously accept donated written and artistic work, we also recognize art as labor. In this capitalist world, money acts as fuel to help them along their artistic journey and aids daily survival. We welcome you to donate what you can to us through our PayPal account, button located under the  demonstration  header, top right.     Reach out with any ideas, pitches and questions and to find out ways you can help Protest Magazine launch and thrive.

Protest Magazine will survive with the help of the readers, contributors and friends. Protest’s goal is to create and maintain a community sustained publication company. The formation and work presented in the each issue will be the outcome of the collaborative effort between us, the organizers of Protest, and the public, the supporters of Protest.  

Protest Magazine is not a non profit, but a low-profit limited liability company. Meaning our main goal for the creation and continuance of the magazine is to fill a cultural, educational and social need. We value having the freedom to publish whatever we feel needs to be seen and heard without the restriction of a huge corporation. It’s vital that we remain completely independent, this magazine is for us women of color who are vulnerable to silencing, we will not work with a capitalist corporation that would rather censor us.

With this in mind, most of the funding for the magazine will come from donations and sales. Right now, donations and submitted work are our main focus. We’re are looking for submissions from creatives from our communities and money to compensate them for their work. While we will graciously accept donated written and artistic work, we also recognize art as labor. In this capitalist world, money acts as fuel to help them along their artistic journey and aids daily survival. We welcome you to donate what you can to us through our PayPal account, button located under the demonstration header, top right. 

 Reach out with any ideas, pitches and questions and to find out ways you can help Protest Magazine launch and thrive.

Protest. by Simone Jones

Protest Magazine. An independent print and digital publication focusing on the feminine point of view.  We believe self-expression and autonomy are crucial forms of protest. We believe in developing solidarity between marginalized people of varying cultures. We believe in the art of curating your own life. We believe in your art. We know the honesty in your art is revolutionary. We encourage you to protest.

Protest Magazine declares itself a welcoming organization created to feature work from artists and writers of neglected communities. Protest is dedicated to preserving the cultural identities and supporting the artistic advancement of trans/women and femme people of color. 

Art can be used as a vessel for personal ideas and commentary on the good and the bad of our cultures and societies. The critiques can open up discussions that educate and lead to change when change is necessary.

The goal is to create a community sustained company to feature the work- all work presented in the magazine is submission based and those who contribute (money and artwork) are the readers and viewers of the magazine. In this world, money is treated as fuel. Protest Mag recognizes the financial disparities across black and brown communities, to combat this we need to put funds back into the hands of our brothers and sisters. We want to compensate the artists through donations received from the general public, organizations which align with our ethical beliefs and practices and all other others who support the cause. Contributors are allowed to submit their personal essays, short stories, artwork and photography and pitch to profile and interview members of marginalized communities who have dedicated their energy into uplifting others. It is the collaborative effort between the audience and the company that will keep the work featured honest and new.

  Remember! Protest Magazine will survive with the help of the readers, contributors and friends. Reach out with any ideas, pitches and questions and to find out ways you can help Protest Magazine launch and make it.