We invite you to join our growing list of awesome contributors writing about STEM’s most pressing issues. We are currently accepting pitches on the following theme:

Why advocacy and voting still matter. What have major recent events, including the coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests, meant for your advocacy work? We want to share your story of advocacy in dynamic times — how you have creatively adapted your advocacy work, why advocacy and/or voting still matter, and your advice for others. This series is in partnership with Science Rising. Articles by women and non-binary folks in STEM and social sciences preferred. Writers will receive an honorarium of $75. Send your pitch to hello@sisterstem.org by August 14! Articles will be due August 28.

Guidelines and Tips

What are we looking for? We accept 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.

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 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, New Americans, and many more. If this is you, we would especially like to amplify your voice.

Here are some articles we love, which will give you an idea of what we are looking for:

Thank you for your interest in writing for Sister. We can’t wait to share your story and change the narrative together! Please email hello@sisterstem.org with pitches and questions.