Thanks for thinking about submitting to Homer! Please read the following guidelines closely before getting in touch.

First of all, if your submission to Homer is accepted, you’ll be paid for your work.

The rates will vary depending on how flush we are, but we’re committed to a minimum base rate of $50 AUD per published piece. We do not offer kill fees.

Second, we want submissions from everyone.

Homer is neither exclusively by men nor for them. Homer is about masculinities within the framework of progressive political action and thought. Masculinities affect everyone – positively, negatively, differently. However you’ve encountered them, every angle is needed to create as robust a picture of masculinities as they deserve and sorely need.

Third, we’re looking to create a particular kind of conversation.

Ask yourself if your piece lends something to public dialogues around men, masculinities, and progressive politics that isn’t out there already. If you’re not sure, please do some research.

Fourth, we publish non-fiction. What that can mean is up to you. 

Word counts are totally negotiable but generally sit between 800 and 2,000 words per piece. 

Fifth, some recommended reading.

If you want to know where we’re coming from, here are a few of our past pieces that we strongly recommend wrapping your brain around.

– ‘Small acts of violence: On men in public spaces‘ (Nov 2016)
– ‘#RoleModelReading: An interview with Mike Esler‘ (Jan 2017)
– ‘The evolution of ‘Man’: Hard science and human masculinity‘ (Sep 2017)
– ‘The shape of a mentor: What I learnt from my uncle and Elton‘ (May 2018)

And when you’re feeling fat and sassy, email your pitches and content to Ashley Thomson at editor.homer@gmail.com.

You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. We respond to all enquiries, pitches and submissions as promptly as possible.