FAQs

gal-dem is addressing inequality and misrepresentation in the industry through platforming the creative and editorial work of young women and non-binary people of colour.

How do I pitch to gal-dem?

Please see our pitching guide.

Does gal-dem offer work experience or internships?

We cannot yet support work experience requests but keep an eye out for internship opportunities which will appear on our website.

How do I become a gal-dem contributor?

By sending us pitches! Most editors have a mailing list which they use to send out the bulk of our opportunities for interviews and ideas for pieces but most of the articles we publish come from contributors working with editors on their ideas.

Does gal-dem pay for articles?

Yes! We have recently switched from a volunteer-led structure to a business model. We have set rates for different types of content.

Who runs gal-dem?

gal-dem is run by a team of editorial and commercial staff. It was founded by Liv Little in 2015.

How quickly will we look at your pitch?

We may take a few weeks to look at your pitch. If the piece is time sensitive please make this clear in the subject line of your email. Please bear in mind that we are a small team.

Does gal-dem republish content or can I republish my gal-dem content?

No, apart from under exceptional circumstances we will not republish blog posts and content that has appeared online or in print for other media outlets and we prefer if our contributors do not republish their pieces.

Will my piece definitely get published?

Publishing your work is at gal-dem’s discretion. Although we aim to work with all writers, sometimes we do reject pitches and “spike” pieces after they have been commissioned and written.

Can I submit a press release for post-event coverage and reviews?

This may be subject to the editor but the music section strictly does not accept pitches for post-event reviews, album reviews or track premieres.

How often do you produce a printed issue?

Annually. Our third print issue is out now.

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