The Riveter: Read and Submit!


Joining PDXX Collective and Vela, there’s another new online magazine offering “riveting storytelling by women.” It’s cleverly called The Riveter.

Kaylen Ralph and Joanna Demkiewicz, a.k.a. “The Rosies,” created The Riveter to celebrate “the diversity of the female experience by publishing original longform and narrative pieces by women.” As two female twentysomething journalism students, Kaylen and Joanna “needed to create a space where [they] could exist.” Preach.

“We noticed a void in the representation of female longform journalists. This is our effort to fill it.” Fill that void! (Sex pun thoroughly intended.)

To submit original work, email therivetermagazine AT

The site also profiles women writers, like moihere and here. (If you use French, self-promotion is less disgusting, right?)

(Quick aside: I own a Rosie the Riveter action figure that looks like this. I often use her accessories, a brown plastic rivet gun and black plastic lunchpail with “ROSIE” written in white, as placeholders in books. Rosie’s right hand is clenched into a fist and her left is the shape of an “O,” a place to fit the handle of her gun or lunchpail or a miniature penis, sold separately. She has a firm expression, big breasts, a polka-dotted red bandanna, red lips, blue jumpsuit, and a camel toe. Buy yours today!)

Elissa Bassist edits the Funny Women column. She teaches humor writing at The New School and Catapult. Follow her on Twitter, and visit for more literary, feminist, and personal criticism. More from this author →