Write for the Women’s Media Center
Women's Media Center Features—both news reports and commentaries—are published on the Women's Media Center website 2 to 3 times a week, covering issues relating to women and the media. Our goal is to increase women’s influence in the media and shape the way news is reported and issues are discussed. Submissions are reviewed by Mary Thom, web content editor.
We look for timely stories and commentaries that provide a missing feminist perspective on news events, underreported topics, stories that analyze the media’s treatment of women, and stories about women in the media industry. Personal perspectives are welcome. We avoid straight profiles, celebrity interviews, and reviews unless the reporting/commentary is in a context of investigating issues of concern to women in such areas as women and work, the environment, human rights, choice, and women as leaders and peacemakers.
The Women's Media Center goal is to publish articles written by a diverse group of journalists; in order to value the work of women writers and in respect for your writing, we offer an honorarium for articles published on the site. The Women's Media Center also distributes our commentaries via email to subscribers and media outlets, encouraging linking on other websites to widen the audience.
For examples of Women's Media Center commentaries and reports, please visit our Features postings.
The Women's Media Center welcomes your contributions. To submit a query, please follow these guidelines:
- Pitches should be 1 or 2 paragraphs in length
- Final commentaries and news reports should be 600 to 800 words (though we are flexible on this)
- You must submit your own work, following ethical standards of the industry (www.newjournalist.org/ethics/)
NOTE: We rarely reprint articles that have already been posted on other sites.
Please note: The Women's Media Center receives many more pitches than we can publish. We will make every effort to contact you quickly if we are interested.