Write for Us

Something to say? 

The Gender and Education Association (GEA) welcomes blog contributions from 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 a 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 be relevant to and aligned with the aims and values of the Gender and Education Association. We have outlined some guidelines for blogs below. 

If you’re not sure whether your idea would fit then please contact our Social Media Intern, Kate Marston first (marstonke@cardiff.ac.uk). 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 as a separate attachment to include with your blog entry – links to online videos are great too. Images must be your own or must be free for use (if the image is not your own, you must provide a link to where you downloaded the image).

GEA blog guidelines 

About GEA

The Gender and Education Association (GEA) is an international intersectional feminist organisation. Our inclusive community of educators, researchers, activists, leaders, artists, and more have been working together since 1997 to challenge and eradicate gender stereotyping, sexism, and gender inequality within and through education. Posts in this group must be relevant to and aligned with the aims and values of the Gender and Education Association.

No Hate Speech

Blogs containing hate speech g will not be tolerated. For clarity, by the United Nations definition, hate speech includes “any kind of communication in speech, writing or behaviour, that attacks or uses pejorative or discriminatory language with reference to a person or a group on the basis of who they are, in other words, based on their religion, ethnicity, nationality, race, colour, descent, gender or other identity factor”. 

 

CFPs, Promotion/Advertisement, Spam 

Calls for Participation/Calls for Proposals (CFPs) that are aligned with GEAs aims and values are welcome. Promotion of events, activities, resources, publications, exhibitions, etc that are aligned with GEAs aims and values are welcome. Promotion or advertisement of for-profit companies or ventures, spam, and irrelevant links will not be published. 

 Content Warnings 

Contributors will be asked to include relevant content warnings at the top of posts, for example, posts that include articles or research related to violence or hate speech. 

6 thoughts on “Write for Us

  1. I would like to know if it is possible to publish an article about discrimination by sexual orientation in schools, with data from Educational Ministry of Chile.
    If the above is possible, I also would like to know which are the publication rules (preparation of the article) and where I must send it.
    Thank you very much

  2. FEMINISMO/S CALL FOR PAPERS NUMBER 29: “Women (in)visibility in Higher Education: challenges and defiances in Academia”

    Interested people are welcome to send article’s proposals for number 29 of our magazine Feminismo/s “Women (in)visibility in Higher Education: challenges and defiances in Academia”
    Submissions: 16 January 2017

    More information Call for papers No. 29: https://ieg.ua.es/en/publicaciones/revista-feminismo-s/call-for-papers-revista-feminismo-s/call-for-papers-feminismo-s-num-29.html

    more information about the journal

    Marcos Jesús Iglesias Martínez
    Inés Lozano Cabezas
    Coordinadores Call for papers nº 29 Revista Feminismo/s

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    Instituto Universitario de Investigación de Estudios de Género
    Universidad de Alicante
    Tfno.: 965909415 / 965909658
    https://ieg.ua.es/

  3. Hello,

    As an avid reader of Gender & Education, I would love to read about How Your Education Can Prepare You to Ace Your Teaching Interview and I think your readers would as well.

    Your content on http://www.genderandeducation.com is great, but I think you can tie it all together by blogging on How Your Education Can Prepare You to Ace Your Teaching Interview

    I am planning to write a blog post around “How Your Education Can Prepare You to Ace Your Teaching Interview” .Would you be interested in publishing this on your blog for your readers?

    Let me know if you are interested. I already know your blogging style, plus I understand what your readers love as I am one.

    Please be assured that this will be an exclusive blog just for your website.

    Look forward to hearing from you,

    Thanks,
    Kelly (Content strategist at http://www.educationdegree.com)

  4. This is George from A Team Locksmith, security company. I am interested in submitting an editorial article on your blog. Therefore, could you provide me a detailed information about requirements and pricing please?

    Thanks in advance,

    Kind regards,

    George Smith

  5. To whom it may concern.

    I’m a feminist and a second-year Politics and International Relations student at Sheffield University, in the process of planning my dissertation.

    I have been reading into the impacts of gender inequality within education for a while now and would very much like to do my Work Related dissertation based on and alongside your project/organisation.

    My focus is hopefully going to be on language and the way patriarchy and gender inequality is perpetuated through everyday sexism and thus what the broader implications are for everyday life. I’m aiming to go into schools and talk to pupils of a variety of ages, ask questions and carry out some normative and quantitative research.

    I am also a national level Weightlifter and am aiming incorporate studies on gender stereotyping from an early age too.

    Would this be something you wouldn’t mind facilitating? I would require a person of contact/mentor from your end, someone I could shadow at talks and events, etc, that would be able to sign the odd piece of paper to say I’m keeping up haha.
    Do you have an office or a ‘base’? I would be happy to travel around the UK.

    Without sounding desperate… I REALLY want to write my dissertation alongside your association. I am a huge supporter of what you are trying to achieve. I am incredibly passionate about what I study and more so about gender studies.

    I hope you strongly consider my request;
    I look forward to your reply!

    Many thanks and kind regards,

    Jennifer Tong

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