Submission Guidelines for Women in Higher Education
We are delighted to welcome submissions from subscribers, administrators and faculty in higher education, and organization leaders with information on topics relevant to our readers.
Our Newsletter’s Mission
To provide women on campus with practical ideas and insights to be more effective in their careers and lives so they can gain the power they need to win respect, influence others, sell ideas and take their rightful place in leading society.
To enlighten, encourage, empower and enrage women on campus to win acceptance of women’s styles and values, improving higher education and society.
A New Subscriber Interest Inventory sent with subscribers’ first issue shows they are:
- Divided 60-40 in favor of four-year schools over two-year schools.
- Evenly divided between those with fewer than and more than 5,000 students.
- More than 98% are administrators, the rest faculty.
- More than 98% are women.
- Especially interested in: advice from successful women on campus, communication techniques, leadership, career strategies, ethical values, using intuition, research on gender differences, mentors & role models, problems of women chairs, ending sexual harassment.
For the best notion of what works, read the issues closely. Use small words, be clear, use active instead of passive voice, aim for “a good read,” be upbeat and positive, think “What can we learn from this?,” give practical ideas and recommendations, use concrete examples. Put yourself in the shoes of the reader and think, “What would I want to know?” about your topic.
Word counts are estimates.
- In Her Own Words: 1100–2200 words — research results, personal essays, and subjective insights on relevant topics
- Moveable type: 800-1100 words — synopsis of a useful book
- Interview: 800-1100 words — profile a woman leader in higher education
- Features: 800-1100 words — new programs, speeches, major research of interest
We pay $150 per solicited guest contribution. Currently, WIHE is not paying for unsolicited guest submissions.
Know that when you write for WIHE you’re sharing what you know with a network of other women in higher education to help make a difference. You’re adding to your CV. You’re building a national reputation as an expert. You’re calling attention to a problem that may also exist on other campuses.
The Next Step
Contact Editor Kelly J. Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss what you have in mind and to query whether it would fit with the newsletter’s editorial perspective. Please query before writing a whole article. Subscribers and others familiar with the publication should also pitch first.
Pitches can be emailed. Submissions should be an MS Word document and sent as an email attachment to email@example.com.
Submissions are reviewed on a revolving basis. Our editor will get back to you on it ASAP, request a photo of you to accompany the article, and send the edited version back to you for comments and/or revisions. You will have an opportunity to review it prior to its appearance in the newsletter, but the final version may be trimmed for size.