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:

  • Reflecting on 2018: As you’re looking back on the year, we’d love to share your reflections, personally and/or for STEM as a whole. For example: What are the key lessons you learned this year that you think might help other women in STEM succeed? – OR – What happened in 2018 that shaped STEM (for better or for worse)? Articles can be brief, and will be published in the last week of December — send a pitch ASAP!
  • 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!
  • Republishing (with permission) already published pieces.

To contribute, please send an approximately 200-word pitch to sisterstem@gmail.com. If you would like to republish an article that you wrote, please email us a link to the article.

What are we looking for? We are seeking essays and opinion pieces that push the boundaries of the current conversation around women in STEM. Articles should be insightful, personal and thought-provoking, and they should illuminate the lived experiences of women in STEM.

We would also welcome other types 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

Who can write for us? Anyone, though we encourage cis and trans women, and gender-nonconforming people, in STEM to contribute. We recognize that many people who do identify as women in STEM are underrepresented within this group, including women of color, LGBT+ individuals, women with disabilities, first-generation students, immigrants, and many more. If this is you, we would especially like to amplify your voice.

Compensation: We are requesting non-paid contributions at this time. 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.