We are currently sourcing written and visual content for our online platform; we will begin sourcing for our annual magazine in week six of semester two.
All ANU students, staff members and alumni who are women-identifying, femme-aligned, non-binary and genderqueer* are invited to contribute and get involved with Bossy.
We are interested in all kinds of visuals: artwork, illustrations, photography, cartoons, pics of your latest sculpture, napkin scribbles, et cetera.
Visual contributions do not have to directly link to feminisms, gender or sexuality (though we are always excited to receive visuals that do).
If you have an idea for a standalone illustration then contact our art editor Elaine at email@example.com.
If you are unsure what you want to contribute, then join our visual contributor’s group on Facebook. Elaine will be posting briefs for illustrations in this group on a regular basis (about three times a week). If one takes your fancy, then comment on the post, make sure you are aware of the deadline, and when you have created the illustration then send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Images should be 300 dpi in CMYK.
If there are size requirements we will tell you.
If you need access to a scanner or a camera, then let us know.
If you are an artist or photographer whose work aligns with our ethos, then we would love to interview you and feature your work and on our website or in our annual magazine. If this sounds like you then contact us at email@example.com.
We’re not just looking for analytical articles and personal essays (though these are great). We are interested in all styles of writing: memoir, interview, opinion, prose poems, flash fiction, satire, a collection of random thoughts from bus trips to Sydney, et cetera …
We have no set-in-stone specifications as to word length but suggest that written contributions (with the exception of creative pieces) are over 600 words or else risk leaving readers unsatisfied. Note: We will be seeking smaller 100 – 250-word contributions at points, where multiple responses to a prompt or thoughts on a topic will be published collectively.
While we are interested in content that relates to feminisms, gender and sexuality, we also just want to help magnify your voice, so feel free to write about anything.
If you already know what you want to write about, then get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unsure what you want to write about, then join our contributor’s group on Facebook. This is a space where our content editors and sub-editors will be posting article inspiration and ideas on a regular basis. If something takes your fancy, then simply comment on the post and let us know.
The editing process
When you get in touch an editor or sub-editor will be assigned to your contribution – they are who you will liaise with.
When you send in your first (and maybe second) draft, they will use Word track changes to make suggestions about the length, structure, beginning, ending and clarity of your piece. This stage of the editing process is all about what you are trying to say, how you are saying it, and how this can be the best it can be.
It is not until you send in your final draft that your editor or sub-editor will adjust for spelling and grammar accuracy. They will then send the final copy back to you for approval. After this, it will be uploaded to our website and shared on our Facebook page.