Sister is open for pitches, and we invite you to join our growing list of awesome contributors. We’re currently looking for the following types of submissions:

  • How does your STEM identity connect with your political identity? For National Voter Registration Day in September, we are partnering with Science Rising to show that people working in and studying STEM can be political — and that our STEM work can even shape our advocacy work. We want to share your story: How does your STEM identity connect with your political identity (your advocacy work, the issues you care about, etc.)? How does this tie in with your personal identity and/or journey in STEM? Send your pitch to hello@sisterstem.org by August 16.
  • 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? Don’t be shy — send us a pitch!

To contribute, please send a pitch describing your article to hello@sisterstem.org. Feel free to email us with questions, too.

What are we looking for? We are seeking pieces that 1) illuminate the lived experiences of women and non-binary people in STEM and 2) push the boundaries of the conversation by offering a new question, angle, or perspective.

In addition to essays and op-eds, we welcome other formats of articles, like practical advice, 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
Beyond Imposter Syndrome

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, members of the LGBTQ community, 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.