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First thing’s first: we’re not a shul newsletter. We’re not solely interested in the “Jewish world”, but also in what it means to be a Jew in the world. Talk to us about antisemitism and annexation, but also coronavirus and the climate crisis.

As you’ll see, we’ve so far published 800-1,200-word opinion pieces. We’re also looking to commission 2,000-3,000-word essays. That said, we’re open-minded. If you’ve got a cartoon, quiz or some other off-the-wall idea you think might work—try us.

You don’t need to be Jewish to contribute to Vashti, nor do you need any journalism experience. We want to hear from you whoever you are, but particularly if you’re:

✡️ a woman
✡️ gender non-conforming
✡️ working-class
✡️ BAME
✡️ Mizrachi & Sephardi
✡️ Charedi
✡️ LGBTQ+

Once you’ve got your idea, tellvashti@gmail.com with the subject line ‘Pitch: [Pitch title]’. In your email, include up to 250 words about your idea, and a few more about yourself.

If we’re interested, we’ll negotiate a rate, word count and deadline, and help develop your piece.

We pay our contributors.

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