We invite you to join our growing list of contributors writing about STEM’s most pressing issues. We are accepting pitches on the following themes:
- Open call: We are looking for essays and op-eds on a variety of topics to publish on a rolling basis. Is there a perspective, opinion, or experience you have been wanting to share? Send us a pitch using the form below.
Guidelines and Tips
What are we looking for? We accept pieces that 1) Illuminate the lived experiences of gender minorities in STEM and 2) Push the boundaries of the conversation by offering a new question, angle, or perspective.
Final articles should be approximately 700-1,000 words in length. We encourage a conversational, non-technical tone, and recommend against long, dense paragraphs.
Who can write for us? We encourage those who are gender minorities in STEM to contribute. We recognize that many people within this group have been historically excluded from STEM, including people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disabilities, first-generation students, New Americans, and many more. If this is you, we would especially like to amplify your voice.
Are authors paid? We currently offer authors a $125 honorarium for each piece.
Here are some articles we love, which will give you an idea of what we are looking for:
- The disability is there, but I belong
- Finding Myself in Research
- People ask about my experiments on mice. The answers are… complicated
- Imposter syndrome isn’t the problem—toxic workplaces are
- Let your stars shine
- Beyond Imposter Syndrome