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Call for Writers

Note: Feel free to re-publish this call for writers announcement in full elsewhere on the web to spread the word.  Are you interested in writing for a global feminist blog? Gender Across Borders (GAB) is always looking for writers to comment on gender, sexuality, race, and class issues at local, national, and/or international levels. Previous blogging experience is not necessary. People of color and people from countries outside of the U.S. are strongly encouraged to apply. This is an unpaid opportunity. We do accept cross-postings with other blogs, but a link to our blog must be included in the article.

NOTE: These instructions are not for submissions to our series. For submitting a piece to one of our series, see here for more info.

GAB only takes submissions or well-researched pitches, so please follow these instructions carefully:

SUBMISSIONS

Send an email to info@genderacrossborders.com with the following:

1. Attach your article to the email in Microsoft Word format. We will not accept PDF files or articles copied in an email. Below is our criteria for what we accept as material for GAB, please follow carefully:

  • Length: Should be between 300-1500 words.
  • Language: This is an English-language blog. But because we are a global feminist blog, if you feel comfortable submitting a piece in another language, you may do so, but in addition you must provide a good English translation. All submissions will be read in the English version.
  • Style: Even us GAB editors have different styles of writing, and so we encourage contributing writers to use their own styles as well. Remember, however, that this is an online blog and not an academic journal. As much as we love reading feminist scholarship, our blog appeals to a wider audience than just academics in the feminist field.
  • Pictures and videos are strongly encouraged. For submissions, only include link to picture(s) and/or video(s) within Word. For example, within article: [insert picture of turkey from http://www.flickr.com/photos/abbietabbie/3061648816/%5D.
  • Properly cite sources to support your argument, including links. Within Word, include links within your text using the below format:

2. Subject line should read with your first and last name: “Firstname Lastname Submission” (for example: Emily Heroy Submission).

3. How you think your article will fit into GAB.

4. Your favorite post on GAB and why.

5. A brief bio of yourself in one paragraph (approx. 3-5 sentences) consisting of where you’re from, what you do for work, what you do for fun, etc.

An editor will review your article and get back to you within 7-10 days.

PITCHES

Send an email to info@genderacrossborders.com with the following:

1. A 3-5 sentence paragraph pitch (we will not accept anything shorter than 3 sentences) explaining the topic and your argument. Other things you can include in your pitch are: the importance of the topic (i.e. why it needs to be written about on GAB) and examples for your argument.

  • Language: This is an English-language blog. But because we are a global feminist blog, if you feel comfortable submitting a pitch in another language, you may do so, but in addition you must provide a good English translation. All pitches will be read in the English version.

2. A writing sample from the past year in Word format or you can link to your current blog (we do not accept PDF files or samples copied into emails). If you wish to submit a pitch in a language other than English, see the above bullet marked “Language.”

3. Subject line should read with your first and last name: “Firstname Lastname Pitch” (for example, Emily Heroy Pitch).

4. Why you want to write this particular article for GAB and how you think this article will fit in with other GAB posts.

5. Your favorite post on GAB and why.

6. A brief bio of yourself in one paragraph (approx. 3-5 sentences) consisting of where you’re from, what you do for work, what you do for fun, etc.

An editor will review your pitch and get back to you within 7-10 days.

Questions/comments?

Please contact info@genderacrossborders.com if you have any questions or comments regarding the submission or pitch process.



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