Bitch Media seeks to be a fresh, revitalizing voice in contemporary feminism, one that welcomes complex, intersectional arguments and refuses to ignore the contradictory and often uncomfortable realities of life in an unequivocally gendered world. We are independent, we are feminist. We believe in pop culture as a valuable, dynamic site and we do not shy away from the rich and productive tensions that arise when analyzing and critiquing it through a feminist lens.

Bitch Media is pleased to offer the Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers, a series of three-month intensive writing fellowships whose goal is to develop, support, and amplify emerging, diverse voices in feminist, activist, and pop-culture media. The program is directed by Bitch cofounder Andi Zeisler. 

Fellows will work with Bitch Media during one of the following four quarters:

  • January 1 – March 30
  • April 1 – June 30
  • July 1 – September 30
  • October 1 – December 31

Fellows will work in one of four subject areas during the fellowship period:

  • Sexual politics
  • Pop-culture criticism
  • Technology
  • Global feminism 

During the 3-month fellowships, our 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, even infographic, and are least 600 words in length.
  • Produce at least one longform article to be published in the quarterly magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture
  • Participate in biweekly discussions (by phone or Skype if fellows cannot meet in person) with the fellowship director and other members of the Bitch Media staff.
  • Receive mentorship and support in creating, shaping, and editing articles and blog posts.
  • Receive 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 (to be submitted through Submittable):

  1. Read the FAQ's. But seriously, please be sure to read the FAQ’s before filling out the rest of this application.
  2. 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?

  3. 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 publications).
  4. Three (3) relevant writing samples
  5. Short answer questions to help Bitch get to know you

Who should apply?

This fellowship was 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 to apply. 

This is not a full-time position, but an independent fellowship designed for writers who want to develop confident, well-rounded voices and are particularly interested in feminist criticism and mission-driven journalism. Fellows may be based globally, and U.S. citizenship or residence is not required to be a fellow. Writers who have contributed to Bitch before will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Bitch Media is an independent 501(c)3 organization and an equal-opportunity employer. We seek a variety of perspectives and encourage applications from qualified writers of any age, race, color, gender, religion, ancestry, disability, marital status, and sexual orientation. We hope that our fellows will be able to find a community among their co-fellows and the staff of Bitch Media.

Have questions? Read our Fellowship FAQ sheet here.

Bitch Media is pleased to offer the Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers, a series of three-month intensive writing fellowships whose goal is to develop, support, and amplify emerging, diverse voices in feminist, activist, and pop-culture media. The program is directed by Bitch cofounder Andi Zeisler. 

Fellows will work with Bitch Media during one of the following four quarters:

  • January 1 – March 30
  • April 1 – June 30
  • July 1 – September 30
  • October 1 – December 31

Fellows will work in one of four subject areas during the fellowship period:

  • Sexual politics
  • Pop-culture criticism
  • Technology
  • Global feminism 

During the 3-month fellowships, our 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, even infographic, and are least 600 words in length.
  • Produce at least one longform article to be published in the quarterly magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture
  • Participate in biweekly discussions (by phone or Skype if fellows cannot meet in person) with the fellowship director and other members of the Bitch Media staff.
  • Receive mentorship and support in creating, shaping, and editing articles and blog posts.
  • Receive 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 (to be submitted through Submittable):

  1. Read the FAQ's. But seriously, please be sure to read the FAQ’s before filling out the rest of this application.
  2. 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?

  3. 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 publications).
  4. Three (3) relevant writing samples
  5. Short answer questions to help Bitch get to know you

Who should apply?

This fellowship was 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 to apply. 

This is not a full-time position, but an independent fellowship designed for writers who want to develop confident, well-rounded voices and are particularly interested in feminist criticism and mission-driven journalism. Fellows may be based globally, and U.S. citizenship or residence is not required to be a fellow. Writers who have contributed to Bitch before will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Bitch Media is an independent 501(c)3 organization and an equal-opportunity employer. We seek a variety of perspectives and encourage applications from qualified writers of any age, race, color, gender, religion, ancestry, disability, marital status, and sexual orientation. We hope that our fellows will be able to find a community among their co-fellows and the staff of Bitch Media.

Have questions? Read our Fellowship FAQ sheet here.

Bitch Media is pleased to offer the Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers, a series of three-month intensive writing fellowships whose goal is to develop, support, and amplify emerging, diverse voices in feminist, activist, and pop-culture media. The program is directed by Bitch cofounder Andi Zeisler. 

Fellows will work with Bitch Media during one of the following four quarters:

  • January 1 – March 30
  • April 1 – June 30
  • July 1 – September 30
  • October 1 – December 31

Fellows will work in one of four subject areas during the fellowship period:

  • Sexual politics
  • Pop-culture criticism
  • Technology
  • Global feminism 

During the 3-month fellowships, our 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, even infographic, and are least 600 words in length.
  • Produce at least one longform article to be published in the quarterly magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture
  • Participate in biweekly discussions (by phone or Skype if fellows cannot meet in person) with the fellowship director and other members of the Bitch Media staff.
  • Receive mentorship and support in creating, shaping, and editing articles and blog posts.
  • Receive 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 (to be submitted through Submittable):

  1. Read the FAQ's. But seriously, please be sure to read the FAQ’s before filling out the rest of this application.
  2. 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?

  3. 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 publications).
  4. Three (3) relevant writing samples
  5. Short answer questions to help Bitch get to know you

Who should apply?

This fellowship was 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 to apply. 

This is not a full-time position, but an independent fellowship designed for writers who want to develop confident, well-rounded voices and are particularly interested in feminist criticism and mission-driven journalism. Fellows may be based globally, and U.S. citizenship or residence is not required to be a fellow. Writers who have contributed to Bitch before will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Bitch Media is an independent 501(c)3 organization and an equal-opportunity employer. We seek a variety of perspectives and encourage applications from qualified writers of any age, race, color, gender, religion, ancestry, disability, marital status, and sexual orientation. We hope that our fellows will be able to find a community among their co-fellows and the staff of Bitch Media.

Have questions? Read our Fellowship FAQ sheet here.

Bitch Media is pleased to offer the Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers, a series of three-month intensive writing fellowships whose goal is to develop, support, and amplify emerging, diverse voices in feminist, activist, and pop-culture media. The program is directed by Bitch cofounder Andi Zeisler. 

Fellows will work with Bitch Media during one of the following four quarters:

  • January 1 – March 30
  • April 1 – June 30
  • July 1 – September 30
  • October 1 – December 31

Fellows will work in one of four subject areas during the fellowship period:

  • Sexual politics
  • Pop-culture criticism
  • Technology
  • Global feminism 

During the 3-month fellowships, our 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, even infographic, and are least 600 words in length.
  • Produce at least one longform article to be published in the quarterly magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture
  • Participate in biweekly discussions (by phone or Skype if fellows cannot meet in person) with the fellowship director and other members of the Bitch Media staff.
  • Receive mentorship and support in creating, shaping, and editing articles and blog posts.
  • Receive 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 (to be submitted through Submittable):

  1. Read the FAQ's. But seriously, please be sure to read the FAQ’s before filling out the rest of this application.
  2. 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?

  3. 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 publications).
  4. Three (3) relevant writing samples
  5. Short answer questions to help Bitch get to know you

Who should apply?

This fellowship was 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 to apply. 

This is not a full-time position, but an independent fellowship designed for writers who want to develop confident, well-rounded voices and are particularly interested in feminist criticism and mission-driven journalism. Fellows may be based globally, and U.S. citizenship or residence is not required to be a fellow. Writers who have contributed to Bitch before will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Bitch Media is an independent 501(c)3 organization and an equal-opportunity employer. We seek a variety of perspectives and encourage applications from qualified writers of any age, race, color, gender, religion, ancestry, disability, marital status, and sexual orientation. We hope that our fellows will be able to find a community among their co-fellows and the staff of Bitch Media.

Have questions? Read our Fellowship FAQ sheet here.

Bitch Media's content demonstrates our commitment to building community, deepening feminist conscience (individual and collective), and challenging systematic and cultural oppression with three standards.

(1) We create and curate original, responsive, interrogative, and engaging content that prioritizes the complex and shifting understandings of feminisms as a personal tool and social movement for liberation, justice, identity, and growth.

(2) We celebrate content that best challenges, reflects, equips, and empowers diverse feminist communities who are in robust conversation with mainstream media and pop culture.

(3) We choose and shape editorial content to deliver boldness characterized by originality, depth of insight, savvy, wit, and the practice of claiming an elusive truth that is either avoided by or escapes mainstream media outlets.

When you ask about devotion, you overturn surprise. What lies underneath fandom, cultural iconic power, cults, religion, advocacy, or activism can be explored by asking what drives devotion. We could investigate realities about what drives some LGBTQ folks to stay in religions that have harmful ideologies, or make connections between creative processes and obsession. Using “Devotion” as an investigative tool to understand feminism and pop culture could helps us explore some possible topics:

  • Technology: Has social media helped and/or hindered our relationship to celebrities?

  • Systems: Why we’re devoted to capitalism, the prison industrial complex, systems that we know don’t work for all of us.

  • Icons: Extreme fandom. Because nothing says hardcore like the Beyhive.

  • Relationships: Explore feminized domestic care for parents, grandparents, and the elderly.

Or shape a narrative that goes against the grain and shows how families remain devoted despite being separated by the broken immigration system. Name new ways of how “Devotion” is in practice with aged concepts such as cults, religions, and worship. What is the intersection of feminism and faith?

We’re hopelessly devoted to “Devotion,” and we want to to take a deep feminist dive. Let us know what the intersection of devotion looks like for you and how that matters to feminism and pop culture.


Key words:

devout, addiction, worship, believe, extreme, follow, gaze, discipline, reward, Interest, obsess, icons, gods, goddesses, cult, spirituality, nostalgia


We are looking for writers who bring sharp, incisive analysis to the page and are able to situate their personal perspective in relation to the larger subject matter at hand. In addition to your pitch you will be required to submit a short 75 word statement on your relationship to DEVOTION. How does your personal identity and experience influence your writing and perspective on this theme? This is not a public bio but rather a statement on the project you intend to pursue within this larger theme. Our editors will consider this statement alongside your pitch as part of our selection process.