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 paying for all the work we publish.

Second, we want submissions from everyone: men, women, LGBTIQA writers, CALD and ethnically diverse writers. 

Homer is about masculinities, which does not mean it’s by men or even purely for them. Masculinities affect everyone – positively, negatively, differently. However you’ve encountered them, every angle is needed to create as robust and kaleidoscopic a picture of masculinities as they deserve (and sorely need).

Third, we’re looking to create a particular kind of conversation at Homer and we want every piece on the site to contribute to it.

Broadly speaking, that means pieces that lend insight into positive and negative experiences with mainstream and non-mainstream masculinities. It could be social commentary, comedic literature review, an outright hagiography of a wonderful and unusual man or anything else, but before submitting, ask yourself if it lends something to public dialogues around men and masculinities that isn’t out there already.

Fourth, here’s what we’re looking for more specifically:

– Memoir
– Personal essays
– Interviews
– Think pieces
– Humour

We DO NOT publish:

– Reviews
– Poetry
– Fiction

Fifth, here’s some recommended reading.

If you need inspiration/are bored/want to know where we’re coming from, we recommend familiarising yourself with this video by Gus Johnston, the work being done by Jackson Katz and Michael Kimmel, and with these pieces by Anwen Crawford at Meanjin, Christy Wampole at the New York Times, Rosanna Stevens at The Lifted Brow, Clementine Ford at The Drum, Jane Gilmore at Daily Life, Scaachi Koul at Hazlitt, Michael Salter at Meanjin, Andrew Reiner at the New York Times, Mallory Ortberg at The Toast, Alana Massey at Medium, Ben Riley at Junkee, Pamela Clark at XO Jane, Claire Vaye Watkins at Tin House and Rebecca Solnit at Lit Hub.

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

We will respond to all enquiries and submissions as promptly as possible. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks!