So, you want to write for Girls in Work?
Firstly, we want to say a huge thank you for your interest in contributing to GIW.
Our aim is to cover as many topics and share as many stories and experiences as possible across all industries and environments - and that's a pretty impossible feat with a small team. This is why we’re looking for contributors, to help us make GIW relevant for all women.
We are always looking for submissions - however, before you get stuck in, there a few things we need to let you know about.
What are we looking for?
- Personal career stories.
- Helpful tips and advice on work life, office life, or anything relating to personal or professional development.
- Discussion pieces on challenges women face in the workplace and what positive actions we can take to address them.
- Useful insights and lessons you may have learned from your career journey so far. that you want to share.
- Experiences that are authentic, relatable, and will be beneficial for our Girls in Work audience.
- While we're looking for real and authentic pieces, do try and keep things positive and respectful.
- When including any research or figures, try and link through to the source or study they came from.
- Try not to be too opinionated in your writing. We want to start open discussions with the GIW community, not lead them a certain way.
- If you are presenting an opinion piece, focus on the facts and refer to them when forming your opinion.
- No promotional material or ads should be included in your post.
- Spend some time planning your post before you write it - make sure that the post flows cohesively and has a clear point.
How to make a submission.
If you have an idea that you feel would be great for Girls in Work and beneficial for our readers, please email us with;
- A brief pitch of what you want to write about. This could be a summary of the post or even just a working title. We need to ensure that the topic is a good fit for GIW and doesn't clash with any other posts that we have already published, scheduled or accepted from other contributors.
- Or, if you already have a post written, please feel free to pop this in the email. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to publish any work already written for the reasons above.
- Any imagery you would like to use with the post. We will always try and use photos that our contributors suggest, unless we feel that they are not of the correct quality or size. In this case we will source our own imagery to go along with the post. Please also ensure that you own the rights to any photos or imagery you do send to us.
- Any links to your social profiles, blog or website that you would like us to include in the author profile at the bottom of your post.
- Pop all of the above into an email with 'Contributor Submission' in the subject line and send to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens next?
- Once we have received your submission, it will be reviewed by one of our team to ensure that the content and style is the right fit for our site. We will send you back any edits that we wish to make to the piece, and ask you to sign off the final draft to ensure we are both happy. We will then provide you with an approximate publish date and will send you a link to the published post once it is live.
- Of course, we want you all to be super proud of your work and what you do - because let's face it, we're all pretty fabulous - and so please feel free to share your published work on your own socials and with family and friends!
A few last little things…
- Unfortunately, we currently don't have a budget to pay contributors - however, we will always credit your work and link to your own websites or social channels.
- By submitting a piece of writing to us, you are confirming that the work is your own, that you own the content and it is in no way plagiarising someone else's work.
- We do ask that if you wish to re-publish a piece that you have written for us on your own blog or website, that you use the following little stamp to link back to the original piece.