Join the Core Crew

The Real MainStream is the only LGBTQ-identified, intersectional, progressive publication serving Illinois and Iowa. We aim to serve marginalized communities including the LGBTQ, BIPOC, women, seniors, people of alternative faiths, and more. Learn how to get involved or seek possible employment below:

Become a Core Crew Member

Are you interested in being a writer, photographer, artist, poetry contributor, or ad salesperson for The Real MainStream? Reach out to us here!
  • Choose which roles you'd like to fill for The Real MainStream?
  • Upload your resume here for all roles! If you're interested in writing, also upload up to five writing samples. If you're interested in photography, graphic design or art, upload up to five samples of your work.
  • Share a few paragraphs about why you're interested in becoming part of The Real MainStream team.