As you probably noticed, we were having tons of tech issues yesterday, but we want to make sure you saw the post about our efforts to add new voices and content on the site. After the jump, a (re) explanation.
Important: As noted below, do not send us submissions that include attachments. In addition, please use the email address noted below, NOT our personal email addresses or the main tips line. Any syndication suggestions sent to the tips line will be summarily deleted. Thanks.
A little over a month ago, we began experimenting with syndications, that is, publishing already-existing content in order to bring a broader range of voices, and material, to the readers on our site. We've been thrilled to showcase the fantastic work of such writers as Amanda Hess of the Sexist, Lisa Wade and Gwen Sharp of Sociological Images, Melissa Silverstein of Women & Hollywood, and the myriad of writers at Racialicious and Refinery29, and we've received great feedback from our readers in response to these contributions. (Examples of syndicated posts here, here, here and here. This one even got its author a query from a book editor at a fancy NYC publishing company.)
However, it doesn't end there. Our interest in showcasing new voices and compelling content extends far beyond already established and well-known blogs, and, though we like to think our awareness and aggregation of stories for women on the web is fairly comprehensive, we do not have the time, or womanpower, to delve into every topic we'd like. This is where you come in. If you know of (or are) a web writer or blogger whose work would make a great addition to the site, please, let us know via email (send to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject header SYNDICATION SUGGESTION) what blogs/writers you're excited about, why, and provide some links to relevant material. No attachments. (Note: this is not a call for resumes or applications for staff positions at Jezebel, but a call for introductions to writers and already-existing content that could benefit from a wider audience.) Topics of interest include anything and everything, including things we already cover. We're keen on strong voices, unique points of view, well-crafted arguments and engaging, accessible takes on oft-ignored issues of interest to women.