We're looking for regular and occasional contributions from passionate and expressive mambagirls. All contributors' work is currently non-paying and non-exclusive and you retain copyright. As such, all original writing is yours to syndicate. It's your platform to reach thousands of people every month!
We can't promise to publish everything you send us, but will give all contributions full consideration within the context of our current objectives and goals. We'd like you to share your views, thoughts, stories and ideas with intelligence, style and wit.
Basic Skills & Needs
Must write in English
Something worth expressing
If you'd like to be a regular mambaonline freelance writer, artist or photographer let us know a little about you: Your interests, work experience and background. Please also attach samples of your past work and let us know what area or field you'd like to contribute in. We're especially keen on those willing to regularly report on and photograph clubbing and other events in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria. We can arrange possible free entry on those occasions. Ongoing reviews of music, books and other pop-culture releases are also sought after.
When sending us any contribution please include your full details, i.e. name, age, country, etc. You can contribute in the following areas:
News: Between 300 and 400 words per contribution. Let us know what's current, new and happening in your organisation, your community or the wider world. This is not so much an opportunity to express your opinion, as it is to let us know what's happening in an area of topical interest.
Features: 600 to 1200 words. We're also looking for more in-depth investigative and/or opinion pieces on topical areas of gay life and interest - whether it's politics, lifestyle or culture.
Profiles: 600 to 1400 words. mambaonline regularly highlights artists, celebrities and key figures in the gay community and those friendly to it. If you'd like to do a profile on anyone you think fits the bill, or would like to suggest anyone for us to profile, we'll gladly consider your input or work.
Express Yourself: Here's your chance to send us items of personal creative expression - from photography to comics to poetry. Anything you'd like to share with the world?
Tourism: 600 to 800 words. Been anywhere fabulous of late? Whether it's local or international let us know about interesting and gay friendly/interest destinations. Remember to include any advice or tips useful to our readers keen to visit. We're especially eager to promote South African destinations and resorts to our international audience.
Reviews: 300 to 400 words. Reviews of plays, CDs, exhibitions and books with emphasis on local talent and productions. Ideally the subject of the review should be gay or be popular with a gay audience.