Women in STEM anthology: Call for submissions

Reposted from Finding Ada

Our first anthology of stories about women in STEM, A Passion for Science: Stories of Discovery and Invention, has been a fantastic success and it’s time to start thinking about the next one! To that end, we would like to invite you to submit an idea for articles about individual women or, especially, groups of women in:

  • Science
  • Medicine
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Maths
  • Pioneering users of technology

In the latter category, we’re after fascinating stories of women, individually or as part of a group, who played important roles as the users of technology, such as the women who ran the Doodson-Légé Tide Predicting Machine,or the women pilots of WWII.

We would like to get a fairly even distribution across the categories outlined above, but are also open to ideas that don’t fit in quite so neatly, so if you have an oddball idea, we want to hear it! Please also note that A Passion for Science featured quite a lot of astronomers, so we’re looking for a wider variety of sciences, and more women from the tech, eng, and maths categories, for this second book.

Initially, we would like you to send us 250 words on the woman or women that you want to write about, explaining why they are notable or interesting, along with a link to a sample of your writing. To submit your idea, please complete our form by 28 February 2014 and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can after that. The deadline for final submission is 30 April.

Ultimately, we’re looking for 20 articles of between 2,000 and 6,000 words. At this point, we don’t have a budget, but we’re hoping to raise some money to pay for editing, cover design and an honorarium for writers. Profits go towards supporting Ada Lovelace Day, which remains essentially a budgetless organisation run by a very small group of dedicated volunteers.

If you need a bit of inspiration, do take a look at some of the sample chapters from last year’s book. And if you want to know exactly what you’ll be getting yourself into, please take a look at our draft author notes and style guide.

Submit your abstract or find more information at http://findingada.com/book/call-for-submissions/

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