PolicyMic’s Feminist Writing Skillshare Will Teach You How to Go Viral!


For all the aspiring writers looking to publish amazing viral articles about feminism, gender, race, and politics, listen up!

PolicyMic is launching our first ever Feminist Writing Skillshare designed to help young writers improve their writing on social justice topics and build a huge online audience.

PolicyMic’s lead feminism and gender editor Sam Meier and viral rockstar Liz Plank will work closely with writers to teach participants how to write powerful op-eds, build an online brand through effective Facebook and Twitter use, and hold smart conversations around race, politics, sexuality, and gender.

At the end of this mentorship program, writers will develop a wide portfolio of published articles, along with the skills to produce viral, impactful journalism. Participants will become part of an active community of young activists and bloggers concerned with feminism, gender, and related social justice topics.

How the Feminist Writing Skillshare works: The program begins on May 1, 2013 and will run for 8 weeks. Writers will produce a weekly column, participate in partake in special Google hangouts with Sam + Liz, and have access to regularly scheduled online training sessions in gender and politics writing. PolicyMic will promote writers’ content via social media and our newsletter (subscribe here).

Writers based in New York will be invited to attend offline meetups with the PolicyMic editors.

About PolicyMic: We are a high-quality democratic news and media platform powered by millennials. We have 4 million+ unique visitors per month, and our mission is to engage smart young thinkers in thoughtful discussion about news and current events.

How to apply: Please send an email to Caira Conner (caira@policymic.com) with the following:

- Resume

- Short post (~350 words) in which you teach us something you’re awesome at doing. Be creative!

Deadline: Please submit your application by April 29. Space is limited, and we’ll prioritize early submissions.