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 Bitch Media’s mission is to provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and culture. Bitch Media is in print with Bitch Magazine, online at bitchmedia.org, on the air with the Popaganda and Backtalk podcasts, and on campuses around the world via Bitch on Campus

Bitch seeks to be a fresh, revitalizing voice in contemporary feminism, one that welcomes complex arguments and refuses to ignore the contradictory and often uncomfortable realities of life in an unequivocally gendered world. Bitch Media has a broad reach, with a community that has grown to over 6 million readers around the globe. Learn more about Bitch Media here.


CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Sacred Writes is now accepting applications from scholars for up to two funded partnerships with Bitch Media. These three-month fellowships are modeled on Bitch Media’s Fellowships for Writers program. The goal is to develop, support, and amplify emerging, diverse voices in feminist, activist, and pop culture media. All fellows will work under the guidance of Bitch cofounder Andi Zeisler. 

Applicants must have graduate-level training in religious studies, theology, biblical studies, or a related field and be able to work in one of four subject areas: sexual politics, pop culture criticism, technology, or global feminism. This partnership is open to faculty, independent scholars, and graduate students. Deadline for applications is 1 November 2019.


DURATION

Two three-month cycles are available in 2020 (please specify on your application which you are available for):

  • March 1 - May 30

  • June 1 - August 31 


SCOPE

Fellows will work in one of four subject areas during their fellowship period:

  • Sexual politics

  • Pop culture criticism

  • Technology

  • Global feminism

During the three-month fellowship, fellows will produce a minimum of four online articles (1800-2000 words) for Bitch Media in the topic area of their fellowship. These pieces can take a variety of forms: reported, analytical, advocacy-focused, or even infographic. 

The partnership includes biweekly discussions (by phone or Zoom if fellows cannot meet in person) with the fellowship director and other members of the Bitch Media staff. Scholars will receive mentorship and support in creating, shaping, and editing articles and online pieces. 

 Sacred Writes will provide a $2000 stipend for the three-month fellowship for each scholar partnered with Bitch Media.


TO APPLY
 

Please submit the following materials through the online form.

  • A cover letter of no more than 600 words that describes your interest in the fellowship area of your choice

    • What are the topics you’re passionate about?
      What are the facets and angles of this subject that you think are underreported and under-discussed elsewhere in the media? 
      What unique experiences and perspectives will you bring to the topic?

  • CV (no more than 2 pages), including any relevant public scholarship experience and a list of previous publications, if applicable.

    • You can still apply even if you don’t have any clips or prior publications.

  • Three (3) relevant writing samples in your area of expertise, such as:

    • a short discussion portion of a dissertation or academic paper

    • a blog post

    • a published article 

  • Answers to a few fun short questions to help Bitch get to know you and the voice you will bring to their publication