Thank you very much for considering getting in touch – we’d love to hear from you! Please do have a read of the below information and if you have any questions, drop us a line.
The Phase is an extremely small operation (#JustTheTwoOfUs) and we currently do it purely because we love writing and we’re passionate about trying to ensure a wider range of queer perspectives are heard. We are keenly aware that our white, cis, non-disabled voices are very far from being the ones that are most underrepresented in UK media.
We’re not getting paid and we aren’t in a position to pay anyone, so we would always encourage anyone who might be thinking of pitching to The Phase to first consider pitching to places that can pay you! You are worth it! And if you’re not sure how, here’s a helpful article on how to do that.
Who are we looking for?
We’re looking to hear from UK-based writers who are bi or pansexual, or otherwise fluid, and who are women or non-binary people. If you’re also a new or unpublished writer, we would especially love to hear from you!
We’re particularly keen to hear from people with marginalised identities. That might include one or more of the following:
- Writers of Colour/Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic writers
- Trans and/or intersex writers
- Disabled and/or chronically-ill writers
- Fat/plus-size writers
- Writers from a religious background
- Working class writers
- Writers based outside of London
What are we looking for?
We’d love you to pitch essays, reviews, personal stories, features, roundups and opinion pieces on life and culture (music, movies, TV, books, theatre, etc). Your piece doesn’t need to have a specifically queer angle – we know queer people contain multitudes and we want to hear about what’s important to you!
As a guide, your pitch should be
- About 250 words
- Specific – what do you have to say and why should you be the one to say it?
- Relevant – why this story? Why now?
- Something we haven’t done before
Please include one or two examples of your writing – preferably not academic essays, but a link to your personal blog is just fine.
We can’t wait to hear from you!
Please get in touch with the contact information below, or send a message using the form.