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Write for the Tryst blog!

Write for the Tryst blog!

. 2 min read

As an organisation by and for sex workers, we value the experience and commentary that workers accrue. We recognise that we are part of a community that is often violently oppressed and whose members are not heard from enough. In our blog we would love to see a multitude of content from all kinds of workers who might not otherwise be listened too.

We also recognise that LGBTIQA+ communities and communities of colour are disproportionately represented in vulnerable sex work arenas. It is therefore extremely valuable to us and the community to have queer people and people of colour contribute to our blog. It is essential to lift up the people around us that do not share our privilege.

What we're looking for

Articles/stories and guides between 800-1500 words covering all things sex work. We are particularly interested in pieces by members of intersecting marginalised communities and how sex work has or is impacting your life. You can find a great example of this via Jessie Sage's piece on Fatpobia in the sex industry.

  • Commentary on the political climate surrounding the sex industry both online and offline
  • Exploration of stigma and intersecting/compounding marginalisation
  • Guides and tips for workers starting out in online work (photography tricks, lighting, getting started with online content etc.)
  • Opinion pieces on sex tech, laws and news (movement on the decrim front, tech discrimination)
  • Guides to help others diversify their income in the adult space
  • Personal experiences within the sex industry and tips for others
  • Reviews of sex work focused books/sex toys/products etc that you can't get enough of and think others should know about (must not be sponsored by the brand)

Compensation

We want our blog to be reflective of the community and strongly believe that everyone should be compensated for their labour. Currently we offer 180 TLC per article of 800-1500 words that is published. This equates to two months on premium, three months on standard or five months on basic.

Guidelines

1. We will not publish any kind of discriminatory content. This includes content which is racist, transphobic, homophobic, whorephobic, fatphobic or otherwise discriminatory. This includes rate shaming and outing another worker.

2. Articles must not be published elsewhere.

3. Self promotion must be minimal. We do not allow irrelevant links to personal websites, affiliate links etc.

4. Please ensure you are linking or citing any source material used in your piece

5. Content must not be defamatory. If you are unsure about anything, please feel free to reach out to us.

How to pitch your story

Please do not send us completed articles! We cannot publish everything and want to ensure you don't waste time on something that can't be hosted on the blog.

Submission Checklist:

  • A short brief of your idea and why you think it would matter to you/other sex workers
  • A little bit about you and your experience on the topic
  • A sample of any other writing you've done so we can get an idea of your writing style.
  • Please ensure that your work is original. We do not accept any content which has been published elsewhere. Please consider adding source links throughout your piece as reference points for your readers.

To submit, drop us a line and us know your idea!