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Humanists Launch Project to Uplift Marginalized Writers

Humanists Launch Project to Uplift Marginalized Writers May 25, 2021

From the American Humanist Association:

Today, the American Humanist Association (AHA) launches the Call for Voices project, which strives to increase the visibility of historically marginalized writers. This project was piloted in 2020 by the Feminist Humanist Alliance and LGBTQ Humanist Alliance and will now be a part of the AHA’s ongoing programs. The AHA will take submissions and will compensate those who are chosen for publication.

“This program gives us the opportunity to spotlight an array of different voices,” commented The Humanist magazine and theHumanist.com editor Nicole Carr. “Both publications are always looking for fresh perspectives and chances to amplify diverse humanist viewpoints.”

The Humanist magazine and theHumanist.com, publications of the AHA, have recognized that cisgender, straight, white voices dominate newsrooms and the media. The AHA hopes to better reflect the diversity of the humanist community and feature a greater amount of social justice-related content.

Longer submissions (3000-4000 words) will be considered for feature pieces within the print publication of The Humanist and will be compensated at a higher rate of $400. Meanwhile, shorter pieces (750-1500 words) could still be included in the print publication or considered for theHumanist.com, and will be paid $125.

“In order to properly represent our community, we must feature the voices and stories of historically marginalized communities,” says AHA Executive Director Roy Speckhardt. “I’m looking forward to reading future submissions.”

The AHA is accepting submissions now and funding will be used until exhausted or renewed. Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to callforvoices@americanhumanist.org.

Read full submission guidelines and fill out an application here.

Review The Humanist magazine and theHumanist.com general submission guidelines here.

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The American Humanist Association (AHA) works to protect the rights of humanists, atheists, and other nontheistic Americans. The AHA advances the ethical and life-affirming worldview of humanism, which—without beliefs in gods or other supernatural forces—encourages individuals to live informed and meaningful lives that aspire to the greater good of humanity.


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