Thanks for being interested in contributing to the Black Girls Nerd Out blog! We are committed to being a hub for black women and nerds to not only create, but to build a space that is representative of our realities and experiences as a way to counter the ones largely depicted in mainstream.
We’re really interested in the blog being more of a forum: we want it to be conversational and feel more like a discussion rather than just the two of us talking at our readers and we feel like having more contributors to the space will help in that.
That being said, you can pretty much submit anything you want so long as you feel that it is somehow representative of your identity as a black nerd or creator. Feel free to look at some of our posts for examples. The two of us lean heavily towards science fiction and fantasy, but that is in no way all you have to write about. Getting a diverse array of topics is really important to us.
The process is really simple:
1. Let us know what you want to write about.
3. Send to us for feedback.
If you would like to write posts more regularly for the blog, feel free to let us know and we can set a schedule for posts to go out.
Unfortunately, since we are just starting up, we are unable to compensate anyone at this time. Hopefully as we build the site and gain more readership we will be able to monetize it and gain the capacity to pay contributors.
If you would like to submit a piece, contact Bayana Davis at bayana [at] blackgirlscreate [dot] org.