So You Think You Can Blog starts today!

Our contest to find Feministing’s next Contributor starts today! There are already some great entries over on the Community blog, so go and check them out!

For those of you who are entering, a few reminders about the rules:

Two posts per contestant between today and this Friday. Each post should say “A SYTYCB entry” at the top and include the SYTYCB logo. Then, the Feministing team will pick several finalists, and those finalists will have another chance to show us their stuff before we pick a winner.

And, in answer to the questions that came up in response to the announcement of the contest:

– there is no word limit, but brevity is the soul of everything

– you can submit something that has been published elsewhere

– you can write more than two posts if you want, but we can only guarantee that we’ll read your first two posts

– there is no age limit, upper or lower

– Contributors aren’t paid, but they are compensated: in addition to providing access to a platform that reaches hundreds of thousands of readers, being a Contributor also helps facilitate other paid writing gigs, as well as an opportunity to be part of our college tour, which is paid.

And now, let the blogging begin!

New York, NY

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia.

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  • Stacie Hewitt

    Question: I’ve submitted two posts. My second post has made it on the page but my first post did not. Should I resubmit it because it probably didn’t go through or are you going out of order?

  • feminist8

    I’ve submitted my first post, but I am unable to upload the SYTYCB logo…please advise!

  • Carly

    Can someone please answer the question on how to upload the logo? I do not see any button to upload/insert and html is not working.

  • scottishtanningsecrets

    Another question: Do most contributors write monthly or weekly? (I’d be balancing this with a part-time job).

    • Jos

      Contributors write two posts per week.

  • Carly

    Ok I figured out how to post the logo. But now I have a second question: How long does it take to be reviewed before it actually gets posted?

    • Jos

      We’ve got tons and tons of SYTYCB entries to approve, and are working through them as fast as we can. Your post should be up soon!

      • Carrie

        Will moderated comments be approved as well?

  • Amy Scott

    I submitted a post on Monday and it still says pending. I included the logo and the “A SYTYCB entry” at the top. Is there any reason why there is such a delay and if it will be posted at all? Its highly discouraging for it to take so long for the first one, what happens when I submit the second one.

  • Dayna

    How will I know if one or both of my posts are approved and put on the site?

    • Maya

      You’ll have to just keep checking back!

  • nadiaa

    I saw that there are a lot of wonderful articles posted under the SYTYCB entry heading so I know that you must be really busy approving them. I submitted my piece for approval last night and have not seen it posted. Do you review them as they come in? I am just curious how long it takes because I am beginning to think that maybe I did something wrong in the submission process :-)

    • Maya

      We’re reviewing them as they come but, yes, there’s a backlog. You probably didn’t do anything wrong. We’re going as fast as we can–hopefully yours will be approved soon!

  • Elizabeth Nelson

    Silly question but does ‘between today and this Friday mean we can submit posts on Friday? Til what time? Thanks!

    • Maya

      Yes, until Friday at midnight!

  • Jeanette

    Does Friday at midnight mean midnight on your clock or the timestamp on your article? I live in the West but my posts/comments show Eastern time. So would it be 9pm on my clock or 12am?

  • Deborah Davin

    Oops on the ‘logo’ comment in 1st post.