Brass Chicks is a blog written for, by and about female brass musicians celebrating the work of the women in our community. We are currently seeking guest post submissions in two formats: “Five Things Friday” and free-form narrative. We have published over 30 guest posts so far from women of all ages and experience levels; from students to professionals.
The two formats function differently, and which format you choose will vary depending on what you want to say and how much you want to write:
- “Five Things Friday” posts include a list of five items, each with a description or an explanation, which belong to a single category or theme. Recent posts have covered topics such as practice methodology, entrepreneurship, performance psychology, book recommendations, yoga poses for releasing tension, and food recommendations for busy musicians. Five Things Friday is a great way to share your ideas with a large audience in a concise, easy-to-write format.
- Narrative posts are more flexible in format (1,000–2,000 words), better suited to longer stories or extended discussion. A published narrative post will be a unique story, testimony, or report from the perspective of its author. These posts provide a space for women to share their experiences and perspectives with the larger community in a freer-form manner.
We are especially interested in publishing material written by women which is engaging, creative, informative, and factually accurate, and which aligns with our mission of supporting women in the brass community. We believe in the power of community, of feminist storytelling, and, most of all, of music. We look forward to reading what you have to say; your voice and lived experience are what make our work worthwhile!
These guidelines are also available in a handy PDF format here: