What is POMEmag?
POMEmag is an internet magazine for witchy goofballs who are also big huge nerds. We publish smart, strange content for thoughtful and sensitive weirdos. The internet is full of publications explicitly for folks who spend a lot of time getting to know the host’s dog at any given party. And hey: it us. But we’re also:
- The person aggressively dancing to the Star Wars cantina theme at a New Year’s Eve party
- The friend you recommend books to who actually reads them (uh, mostly)
- The coworker who remembers your birthday
POMEmag is owned, operated, and financed by crones and honorary crones exclusively. Our contributors receive a small honorarium for their work. Find out more about supporting POMEmag here.
What is POMEmag about?
We publish whatever we think is interesting — from pop culture analysis to political rants to quizzes about the end of the world. We are a feminist publication full of dweebs who consume a lot of media and have a lot of Feelings about the state of this desolate mortal plane we all share.
Why does POMEmag exist?
In 2014, two aspiring crones decided to live in an alternate reality where literally everybody in the world thinks comics and feelings are both really, really important. Fueled by this unified vision, they started POMEmag and slowly enticed kindhearted, like-minded weirdos to this cause.
- Articles / essays / reviews
- Short comics or strips
- Satirical or humorous articles
- Personal work about significant events
- Material aimed at teaching useful things (DIY)
- Critical examinations of current events
- Multimedia projects — i.e. podcasts, video series, games, songs, or other media that falls within our content niche (Please note that podcast submissions are closed at this time)
- Should be thoughtful & sincere
- Should have a strong voice and purpose
- Can be humorous but don’t have to be
- Can be about pretty much anything, seriously, try us
- Should be roughly 700-1200 words (no longer than 1500, please)
We do not publish:
- Vindictive, offensive, or needlessly cruel content — we love weird stuff, but hate petty, mean stuff
- News articles that lack in-depth analysis of the covered event (i.e. “newsjacking”)
- Any content that is not original or has been posted elsewhere (including personal blogs)
- Standalone illustrations
- Narrative fiction comics — but only the POMEmag website. (We do run fictional comics in our POMEpress print books.)
If you are interested in contributing to POMEmag, you can submit a pitch to us at email@example.com. POMEmag provides modest compensation to all of our writers and artists.
Who can submit to POMEmag?
- Any thoughtful, sincere human with something cool to share with us
What to include with your pitch:
- A working title
- A short description
- A link to your portfolio and/or examples of your previous work.
- For comics pitches: please be sure to show us an example of your previous comics work — this can be strips, a single page, etc; we want to see anything that gives us a feel for how you put your comics together!
Here’s how it goes:
- Send us a pitch or a draft to review — please note that we only accept original content that does not appear elsewhere on the internet. However, we are more than willing to discuss this policy on a case-by-case basis.
- One of our editorial crones will let you know if it is something we’re looking for.
- All work published on POMEmag goes through our editorial process, regardless of whether or not the work has been completed, to ensure that it is consistent with POMEmag’s in-house style.
- Then you get a small capitalism in the mail within one month of your submission’s publication.
Please contact POMEmag for additional information about our submissions process.
POMEpress is POMEmag’s small press comics publishing imprint. We publish anthologies, zines, and other work. As of September 2017, we pay a page rate and provide complimentary copies to creators whose work runs in our publications. You can find more info on the POMEpress page.
Can I throw money at the POMEmag coven?
You certainly can! Throw your money at us over on our Support POME page. You can also support us over on the POMEmag Patreon.