Now that 2020 has begun, I would like to remind everybody that The Asexual Agenda is always open to new contributors. Although I was the only active writer for most of 2019, we’re intended to be a group blog, we just haven’t acquired new writers lately.
Why should you write for us? The Asexual Agenda has built up a lot of clout, and we can guarantee that your voice will be heard, and thoughtfully considered. And since we have so few contributors right now, I am happy to offer help and guidance in writing what you want to write about. This is a great opportunity, within reach of anyone who is willing to put in the effort.
I will demystify the application process by talking a little bit about the applications we received last year. We had a total of two applications, and both of them dropped out before being added. One person was accepted, but did not respond to further e-mails. From the other, we requested an additional writing sample, but they did not provide one. This is not unusual–online volunteer projects always have high dropout rates in my experience.
In short, this is not an especially competitive process, and people who want slots can have them.
If you apply, the important thing is to follow the instructions. Please include a writing sample, one that you think would fit on this blog. Not that it needs to be perfect, but some people have sent us class papers and that’s not appropriate. And although we love coming out stories, we recommend that the writing sample not just be a coming out story. The problem with coming out stories is that sometimes that’s the only essay that people ever write, and we want writers who can make ongoing contributions. If you already have a blog, you have likely already proven yourself.