Here at the GEA website, we welcome contributions from both members and non-members. You can write about a book you’ve read (or one you’ve written), a film you’ve seen (or one you’ve made), an event you’ve been to (or one you’re planning). You can respond to recent news story, policy or rant about something that’s happened to you.
We publish original pieces so please don’t send us anything you’ve published somewhere else first. The only other condition is that what you write needs to fit with the broadly feminist approach of the website and to relate to gender and/or education.
If you’re not sure whether your idea would fit then please contact the web editor Sumi Hollingworth first (S.firstname.lastname@example.org). We can’t promise to publish everything so this could save you time. And, even if we do like your idea, we may ask for edits before we publish what you’ve written.
Guide to writing a blog entry:
- Write a first paragraph that catches the attention of the reader and contains all the key ideas because that’s all that will appear on the home page with a ‘continue reading’ button.
- Write in short paragraphs – a total of 400-1000 words is ideal. We accept longer articles too but use subheadings for these to break them up
- Use a friendly, accessible (even personal) style and avoid sounding academic
- Keep it simple, avoid jargon and references, and include links throughout – particularly to people/ideas/words that might need looking up
- Write for a general audience – our website is for everyone from school students to academics
- Send images to include with your blog entry – links to online videos are great too