Bitch Media Fellowships 2020 for Writers worldwide ($2,000 stipend)
Fortune WobidiJune 13, 20190
Application Deadline: June 30th 2019
Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers applications are now open!
A series of three-month intensive writing fellowships, 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.
The fellowships were created in order to cultivate and amplify new
voices. If you are a writer who has minimal publication experience, we
strongly encourage you to apply. If you are passionate about one of the
above subject areas but do not have a history of writing or blogging
about them, we strongly encourage you to apply. If you are a writer
still figuring out what subjects obsess you, we strongly encourage you
Fellows will work in one of four subject areas during their fellowship period:
During the 3-month fellowship, fellows will:
Produce a minimum of six online articles for Bitch Media in the
topic area of their fellowship. These pieces can take a variety of
forms: reported, analytical, advocacy-focused, and even infographic.
Produce at least one longform article to be published in the quarterly magazine Bitch: A Feminist Response to Pop Culture.
in biweekly discussions (by phone or Zoom if fellows cannot meet in
person) with the fellowship director and other members of the Bitch
Receive mentorship and support in creating, shaping, and editing articles and online pieces.
follow-up support with placing future articles and essays, and make
great connections within the feminist-media community.
Receive a $2,000 stipend for the three-month fellowship.
Application Guidelines (Note that all applications are to be submitted via Submittable):
Read the FAQ’s. But seriously, please be sure to read the FAQ’s before filling out your application.
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?
A CV (no more than 2 pages) that includes a list of any previous
publications, if applicable. (You can still apply to a Bitch Media
Writing Fellowship even if you don’t have any clips or prior
Three (3) relevant writing samples
Short answer questions to help Bitch get to know you