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Contributor to Ruckus

Rolling application.

Year round, we are always eager to accpet pitches and submissions for pieces of writing, podcast episodes, and more. Read more about what we are looking for and how to tell us about your idea here.

Welcoming Microgrant for New BIPOC Writers

Rolling application, offered on a first come-basis until funds run out (funding renewed annually).

This microgrant fund provides an additional $200 compensation for BIPOC writers who are publishing with Ruckus for the first time. This is in addition to the standard writer compensation.  
To apply, simply check the “consider me for the Welcoming Microgrant for New BIPOC Writers“ field in our pitch submission form.

Editorial Fellowship

Applications Closed for the 2021-2022 Fellowship. Check back for more information in mid-2022 for the 2022-2023 Fellowship. 

The Editorial Fellow will work alongside Ruckus’ editorial staff in an equitable role within Ruckus’ non-hierarchical structure. The chosen fellow will focus on BIPOC issues and bring untold stories to the publication; BIPOC candidates will be prioritized for this opportunity, though candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this position. Over the course of nine months, the Editorial Fellow will gain experience running an independent journal and help shape the overall vision and voice of Ruckus through their contributions. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply; candidates need not have a degree or be degree-seeking. Click here for more information and how to apply. 



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