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So… You Want to Write for JEWCY?

We get the feeling that more and more of you want to write for us. This can be a good thing because we, like, seriously need talented writers. Or it can be a bad thing because many of the pitches … Read More

By / June 4, 2007

We get the feeling that more and more of you want to write for us. This can be a good thing because we, like, seriously need talented writers. Or it can be a bad thing because many of the pitches sent in indicate you really have no idea what we're looking for and serve only as mailbox filler. Hey, everyone likes to feel popular. But we sometimes do like to get things done.

So I'd like to share a note from our esteemed features editor, Izzy Grinspan, about what makes a story/idea Jewcy:

"In general, Jewcy pieces are driven by strong, counterintuitive argument. We're looking not only for what you'll say but how you'll say it. So a piece… could be great if you can come up with a novel, unexpected way of arguing it."

Now you know. Also note:

  • You don't have to be Jewish to be Jewcy. Neither do your pitches.
  • Circumcision stories are so out of style.
  • You may find writers' guidelines here. Read them before you pitch us. We'll attempt to forgive pitchers past for not, as we internet mavens recognize it may be our fault you missed them since design and functionality are tightly knitted threads. (Which is why we're redesigning. Hopefully you've noticed.)

Happy pitching,

The Jewcy Team

 

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