The Mary Sue is searching for freelance writers to join our team! We’re looking for journalists/writers who get our intersectional feminist perspective and have significant knowledge of, and passion for, movies, TV, geek culture, politics, internet culture, The Discourse™, fandom, weird internet memes, and more! You should especially be plugged into the 24/7 news cycle. Do you have fifteen notifications pop onto your phone from a variety of sources whenever something happens in your favorite fandom? We want to hear from you!

We cover a wide variety of subjects, with approaches varying from news and opinion articles to evergreen lists and more. On a daily basis, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of pre-approved topics and/or pitch your own story ideas, working alongside the rest of our freelance and full-time team members in a collaborative atmosphere.

We’re particularly, but not exclusively, looking for writers with expertise in:

  • Thriller and horror TV & movies
  • Comedy movies/shows
  • Reality shows
  • Family friendly TV

What are we looking for in a prospective freelance writer?

  • Someone who’s proud to be called a feminist and a geek
  • A wide range of pop culture interests
  • Someone with their finger on the pulse of the fandom conversation
  • The ability to write quickly and accurately
  • Someone eager to learn and incorporate feedback to build their writing skills
  • Familiarity with WordPress/blogging platforms
  • A high level of English language fluency

What do we want in addition to your resume?

  • At least two links to samples of your writing.
  • Links to your personal website/portfolio/blog, podcasts/videos, and/or any public social media accounts you would like to share.

Our rates vary right along with the content, ranging from $15 to $65 depending on the length and type of story. Pay rate may vary based on location for international candidates.