Looking to spread the word about your own women’s history project, add another stop on your virtual book tour, or just want to share about your favorite women in history?
You’re in the right place – I’d love to feature you as a guest author!
I have a few submission requirements. Here they are in a nutshell, with more details and suggestions below:
- Articles should generally be between 500-1500 words.
- The first paragraph of the post should be a short summary of her life: a few sentences about what she’s accomplished and why she’s amazing.
- Each article should be about one woman. A woman is self-defined: i.e. if she says she is a woman, she is.
- Your subject shouldn’t already be famous—choose a woman who most people haven’t heard of.
- Images are not required, but appreciated. Please provide your images sources.
- Articles will be minimally edited. I reserve the right to reject your guest post for any reason (reasons might include: article quality or style doesn’t match AWH, article doesn’t meet requirements listed here, etc.)
- You will be credited with a short bio, website link, and social media links (LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook). Sign up for a Gravatar and provide me with the associated email address to display your image.
- Your article will be promoted via AWH’s social media and email list.
- Contact me with your idea, or send your completed article to [email protected].
Choosing Your Subject
Amazing Women In History is about the lesser-known women that the history books left out. I adore Susan B. Anthony and Mary Wollstonecraft, but this website isn’t for them.
If you need suggestions on who to write about, you could take a look at the WikiProject Women’s History page on Wikipedia, or “Women by occupation” or similar categories. Keep in mind a lot of amazing women don’t even have Wikipedia pages, though!
Part of AWH’s mission is to present a diverse range of women from all around the world, from all time periods, all classes, all races, etc. We already feature a lot of 20th century white American women! Let’s widen our view.
Please take the time to research your subject. Don’t just write info that’s available on her Wikipedia page. If there is a Wikipedia page on her, try looking for citation sources at the bottom of the page. Google Books and Google Scholar are also good places for research, as well as your local library or historical society.
Style & Content
The most important thing in regards to how you write the post is to let her stand on her own two feet. Don’t define her by the men in her life: avoid describing her as “Famous Dude’s wife”, etc. Let her stand on her own merits.
AWH has a very international audience, so please don’t make assumptions about the nationality of your readers.
Please be aware that I do some minor editing to all submitted posts, in order to make them optimally readable for a blog. For example, I may add more paragraph breaks, and I usually add emphases/bolds. I may add or change a few words here and there to make your post more clear and easily readable. By submitting your guest post to me for AWH, you agree that I am allowed to make these minor changes before posting it.
Let’s Get Started!
Still with me? :) If you’d like to write for AWH, just drop me an email at [email protected] or use the contact form below.
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