The Conscious Critic is a place for sharp, humorous, and relevant evaluations of contemporary media and public performance. Critical theory offers a critique of how communal forms of expression and performance create, replicate, reinforce, or challenge power dynamics built into social norms and contemporary culture.
The mediums of television, music, news, movies, and other performances can be oppressive or liberating. This section offers looks at this media, from the problematic to the protesting to the re-envisioning of human relationships in ways that equalize and humanize community and human struggles.
Articles should be 750-2000 words in length, provide at least two citations or links for verifiable source material, and fit the column you’re submitting for. Photography, art, and all submissions should list all proper credit to be attributable on publication. Videos should be 2-10 minutes. If accepted, authors will be notified within two weeks, and sent proofread copies of submitted work for approval pre-publication. Though there is an editorial review, decently polished drafts are appreciated.
At present, contributors have the benefit of exposure for work, connection with new audiences, a updated writing sample, and a public website publication credit for your resume. A kickstarter, donation acceptance and paid subscription plans for premium content are the ultimate goals. All contributors will also have a free premium subscription access for the issue submitted to, one month free community access (creative pages + forum), and a free e-copy of the released compilation issue e-book on Amazon and possibly other release sites.*