Sister is open for pitches, and we invite you to join our growing list of awesome contributors. We’re currently looking for essays and opinion pieces on the following themes:
- Open call: We are looking for pieces on a variety of topics to publish on a rolling basis. Is there a perspective, opinion, or experience you have been wanting to share? Don’t be shy — send us a pitch!
- Practical advice: we’re building a collection of how-to’s to encourage resource-sharing and to tap into the collective experience of our community. Everyone has something to teach others — what’s your share-able expertise or an experience you learned from? Can you share how to call your congressperson like a pro, or how you set up a database of women and non-binary folks in your field? How to negotiate, or how to choose a grad program? Your practical advice can be as universal or specific as you’d like, and can be a how-to, “how I [did xyz]”, or other format. Send us a pitch by April 30!
To contribute, please send a pitch describing your article to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to email us with questions, too.
What are we looking for? We are seeking pieces that push the boundaries of the current conversation around women in STEM. Articles should illuminate the lived experiences of women in STEM and offer a new question, angle, or perspective.
In addition to essays and op-eds, we welcome other formats of articles, like practical advice (see above!), interviews, photo essays, open letters, or book or media reviews.
Final articles should be approximately 700-1,000 words in length.
Here are some articles we love, which will give you an idea of what we are looking for:
Finding Myself in Research
On Women and “Good” Places to Work
People ask about my experiments on mice. The answers are… complicated
Imposter syndrome isn’t the problem—toxic workplaces are
Let your stars shine
Who can write for us? Anyone, though we encourage women and non-binary individuals in STEM to contribute. We recognize that many people are underrepresented within this group, including people of color, LGBT+ individuals, people with disabilities, first-generation students, immigrants, and many more. If this is you, we would especially like to amplify your voice.
Compensation: We are currently requesting non-paid contributions as we navigate startup mode. However, it is important to us to be able to pay contributors in the future.
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your interest in writing for Sister! We can’t wait to share your story and change the narrative together.