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Can't Talk | August 23, 2017

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Interested in writing for Can’t Talk Media? We are currently accepting submissions of complete articles.

The mission of Can’t Talk Media is to promote inclusiveness within geek and gaming culture for all people regardless of race, gender identity, sexual identity or any other factor. Under that umbrella, we offer a wide range of subjects to choose from:

  • Movies
  • Video Games
  • Tabletop Games
  • TV
  • Music
  • Books
  • Comics
  • Feminism
  • Mental Illness
  • Body Positivity
  • Health & Beauty
  • Crafts & Cosplay
  • Popular & Geek Culture
  • Social Commentary
  • Gender
  • Sexuality

We especially welcome authors who can bring perspectives that we cannot–please help us diversify our voice!

Submission Guidelines

Articles should be under 2000 words, on one of the topics listed above. We look for quality of writing, support of our mission, and a unique voice that only you can bring to your work. We are not a news outlet, so feel free to express opinions and write from the heart.

Submissions are accepted only via email at submissions@cant-talk.com. Submissions received elsewhere will not be considered. Subject line should read “submission: [article title] [author name].” At the top of the email, please list your name, pen name (if applicable), email address and any social media links you wish to use. Include a short summary of the article, any author credits you have acquired, and an author bio (150 words max). Paste the article into the body of your email (attachments will not be opened).

You will hear from us personally regarding your submission. Make sure your article meets the guidelines as written here. Please be patient with us–we have busy lives and Can’t Talk Media is a labor of love.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you a paying market?

No. We absolutely support finding paying markets for your writing. Our eventual goal is to be able to pay all our writers and contributors. The Can’t Talk Media policy is that you retain all rights to your written work. If you find a better market for an article published here, we will remove it in support of your goals.

Are you looking for regular contributors?

At this time, we are seeking articles from guest writers rather than contributors who write regularly. However, we are open to publishing more than one article from the same writer.

Can I pitch an article to you?

If you have been published at Can’t Talk Media before, we welcome article pitches. Pitches should include the following:

  • Summary and relevant links/information.
  • Your thesis–what do you intend to convey in the article?
  • How you think this article might interest Can’t Talk readers.
  • Your proposed deadline for the article’s publication.

Please be aware we only accept pitches from previously published authors. Authors new to us must submit full articles.

Further questions about writing for us should be directed to admin@cant-talk.com.

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