Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Calling all marginalized voices: Make your mark in the media

Tired of writing from the margins? The Humanist magazine wants your contribution.

The American Humanist Association (AHA) launches the Call for Voices project, which strives to increase the visibility of historically marginalized writers. This project was piloted in 2020 by the Feminist Humanist Alliance and LGBTQ Humanist Alliance and will now be a part of the AHA’s ongoing programs. The AHA will take submissions and will compensate those who are chosen for publication.

“This program gives us the opportunity to spotlight an array of different voices,” commented The Humanist magazine and editor Nicole Carr. “Both publications are always looking for fresh perspectives and chances to amplify diverse humanist viewpoints.”

The Humanist magazine and, publications of the AHA, have recognized that cisgender, straight, white voices dominate newsrooms and the media.

The AHA hopes to better reflect the diversity of the humanist community and feature a greater amount of social justice-related content.

Longer submissions (3000-4000 words) will be considered for feature pieces within the print publication of The Humanist and will be compensated at a higher rate of $400. Meanwhile, shorter pieces (750-1500 words) could still be included in the print publication or considered for, and will be paid $125.

“In order to properly represent our community, we must feature the voices and stories of historically marginalized communities,” says AHA Executive Director Roy Speckhardt. “I’m looking forward to reading future submissions.”

The AHA is accepting submissions now and funding will be used until exhausted or renewed. Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to

Read full submission guidelines and fill out an application here.

Review The Humanist magazine and general submission guidelines here.

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