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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.

2021 Editorial Fellowship

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

The 2021 Ruckus Editorial Fellowship program 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. 

Taylor+McAtee Welcoming Microgrant

Rolling application, offered annually on a first come-basis. 

Named in honor of Louisville’s Breonna Taylor and David McAtee, this annually-occurring microgrant fund provides additional compensation for Black writers who are publishing with Ruckus for the first time.  

For 2021, we have raised $1,200, which will provide an extra $200 to 6 new Black writers, in addition to the base writer compensation provided by Great Meadows Foundation and our individual subscribers on Patreon. 

To apply, simply check the “consider me for the Taylor+McAtee Welcoming Microgrant for new Black writers,” field in our pitch submission form.


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