A collection of content surrounding a common monthly theme. All content for the Cover Story should follow the scheduled themes for each month (below, in this section). We accept content in two (2) main categories: Deep Dives, and Stories of Us (see below sections for detail). These can cover: personal essays; historical, contextual, analytical pieces; listicles; audio and video content; collections of personal stories; interviews; photo essays; roundtable discussions; poetry and short stories; and more. 


September, WHITE: White allies, white supremacy, false narratives, history, and continued impact

October, FACE: The beauty of People of Color, the European beauty standard, and our QTPoC style

November, NERD: Queer and trans geek culture, plus QTPoC nerds and academics

December, FAM: The Chosen Family concept, and queer and trans homelessness

January, ELDERS: Honoring and respecting our QTPoC elders, plus advice from those who did it all before us

February, BLACK: Black History Month and the Black LGBTQ community


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efniks daily

Short, blog-style posts on daily news and events. Submissions should include 1) item-related photo, 2) linked item, and 3) 100-200 word blog-style summary and comment on the item. 


The deep dive

Longer articles focusing on history, context, reporting, analysis, and related discussion into some chosen topic. Submissions should include 1) subject-related photo, 2) supporting links within the text (or footnote citations), 3) 1500-2000 word article. Please keep personal, first-person narratives within these pieces to a minimum. 



Mid-range personal essays and first-person stories by QTPoC individuals. These submissions should include 1) essay-related photo, 2) 600-700 word personal essay. 



We accept video, video series, short film, recorded audio, podcast partnerships, poetry and short stories, artist features, and more. All content must follow the EFNIKS Editorial Opinion and be approved by our Director of EFNIKS Media. Contact for more. 



EFNIKS pays our contributors with money raised through our Donate page. These donations go to help fund all operations and pay our contributors, with more than 90% of money raised going directly to our writers, artists, and creatives. Our staff receives no compensation--this is a labor of love for our QTPoC family. 


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