Want to interview artists, write articles, or volunteer in other ways? We are always interested in finding talented contributors for our zine and consider it important to help new writers find a platform for their voice.
UGSMAG is an independent hip hop zine focusing on underground rap from all around the world. Established way back in the year 2000, we continue to support the independent music industry. Our home base is Austin TX, but we have Canadian roots and accept writers from any location.
Start by letting us know why you would like to work with us. Attach your resume and/or relevant experience along with a couple of clips or links to your work. We love to get to know our contributors, so please also include a little info about yourself, where you’re from, social media links, etc.
What to Expect
Although our print issues are quarterly, things move fast here, so you can expect timely responses to any questions. We’d love to be able to provide payment to our contributors, but we want to stick to an ad-free model and have the zine priced to break-even, so payment just isn’t possible. Though things are strictly on a volunteer basis for every single one of us here, all contributors do receive a free copies of the zine shipped to them. Many of our former writers have gone on to enjoy successful professional writing/media careers and UGSMAG gives writers a credible, respected byline.
What we Expect
If you are accepted as a contributor, we expect all writers to be able to submit one interview or other article feature per issue. We also encourage contributors to develop new article ideas and think of new ways to increase our audience.
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