OK, I’ve bitten the bullet. Crunch.
Announcing: the Down Under Feminists Carnival!
This carnival, with submissions hosted at blogcarnival.com, is open to all feminist bloggers in Australia and New Zealand. Showcase your own posts or those of others.
The deadline is the end of each month. Each host should aim to get carnival up in the first week of the following month.
Submissions of all types are welcome: long thinky pieces, quick hits, images, vlogs, whatever you’re writing. All flavours of feminism are welcome, too. New bloggers and established bloggers. Formed ideas and unformed ones. Please don’t be shy – submit, submit, submit.
If you’d like to write something but don’t have a blog and don’t want one, send it through and we’ll consider posting it as a guest post. But blogs are quick, easy, and free, so why not get one of your own? Check out wordpress.com, or livejournal.com if you’d like a private/friends-locking feature for more personal posts. Carnivals are a great way to publicise your new blog – or your old one!
The categories at this stage are: politics, violence, racism, science, media, family & work, language, history, health & disability, reproductive justice, general feminism, other.
If I’ve missed something obvious, please let me know. I haven’t set any particular monthly themes at this point – what do you think? Perhaps this is something that could come later. If you’re hosting and you’d like to set a theme, you’re welcome.
I also don’t have a logo yet – if you have any bright ideas, drop a comment or an email.
1. Mark your calendar with a repeat and set an alert, sometime in the last week of each month, to submit some posts.
2. Spread the word amongst your feminist networks. Please include a link to this post and to the submission form.
3. Consider offering to host an edition of the carnival anytime down the track. Great fun, but it does take a bit of work and commitment, so please factor that in. The work will primarily be in the first couple or three days of the month, collating the submissions and putting them all into a post. If you’re interested in hosting, please feel free to comment here, but also email me, so I have your contact details and can keep track more readily.
4. Submit some posts for the inaugural carnival! Deadline : 31st May.
[Note: this is the first time I’ve used blogcarnival.com for anything other than submissions. It doesn’t seem to yet be registering the first deadline – it might just be taking time to process. Please let me know if it keeps playing up.]
Edited to add: I’m not sure whether the spambuster captcha on the submission form is accessible to everyone. If it’s not accessible to you, you’re more than welcome to email me, comment here, or use our contact form instead.
And edited again to add: the logo might not be in its final form, so if you’re going to use it, feel please free to hotlink instead of copying it to your own server. Then your readers will automatically get any updates.