Though The Mary Sue’s contributor form is always open, we are specifically looking for writers who can provide us with science and technology coverage. Particularly, we’d like applications from people who are interested in writing stories on women in STEM, be they reports, commentary, or creative pieces. Though your pitches don’t have to be focused on women in STEM, those usually get the best reception around these parts.
We want stories about science, technology, engineering, math, and space that are relatable and enjoyable for a wide audience. Some great examples of past contributor pieces focusing on women in STEM include this article about the history of female HAM radio operators, or this essay about one woman’s experience as an audio engineer.
Contributing to The Mary Sue is an unpaid position, although we are sometimes able to reimburse freelance writers who are assigned stories or journalists who apply through our [email protected] address.
If you have an excellent idea, please head over to our updated Contributors Page and apply via the form. In order to be considered, you must include:
- Your name and e-mail.
- A link to your best online writing sample (no fiction, please).
- One or more pitches! Be specific about your idea and what form the post would take.
If you’ve applied before and did not hear back but are still interested, feel free to reach out again; we’ve changed some of the ways we handle contributors over the past few months, so it’s likely your information got lost in the shuffle.
If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to [email protected].
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