Fantastic! The editors invite women -- cis women, trans women, and woman-aligned constructors -- to submit themed and themeless crosswords or queries in any stage of development. (If you think you may be eligible to construct, but you're not sure, you're eligible to construct. Still not sure? Ask us!) If you’re new to constructing, we’ll make every effort to connect you with a collaborator.
Submission guidelines: Puzzle dimensions are flexible and can be a non-traditional size or shape to accommodate a theme. Grids should generally adhere to a standard crossword symmetry and connectivity, avoiding unchecked squares and two-letter words, unless you’re breaking from the established form for a creative reason. Themes may be straightforward, word-playful, feminist, queer, activist, edgy, confrontational, polite, conventional, elegant, silly or sexy, and themes involving rebus squares can be accommodated. Themeless submissions of 74 words or less are also welcome. In the fill, please avoid obscurities. Imagine solvers of different ages, orientations, and identities reading your clues. Email queries and completed puzzles (.puz files preferred) to inkubatorcrosswords [at] gmail.com. Constructors are paid $300 per puzzle upon publication. Please limit queries and submissions to one puzzle at a time.