Thank you for your interest in writing a guest post!  We are excited about featuring a variety of voices on Sociological Images.

Who Can Guest Post? We’re happy to look at short proposals or completed posts from scholars, instructors, and graduate students in sociology or related fields.  We will also consider guest posts from non-academics.

What Should Posts Look Like? Sociological Images aims to keep sociology accessible and enjoyable.  Accordingly, posts for the site need to be sociological, short and concise (generally between 100 and 500 words), and illustrated (with a graph, figure, photograph, advertisement, video clip, or other visual), with a limited number of take home points (between one and three is ideal).

What Should I Be Prepared For?  A lot of attention, or a little. It’s hard to predict. Comments that are supportive, but also the unnecessary cruelty of online discussion boards (if you want, you can flag comments for deletion).  The possibility of cross-posting.  SocImages posts are frequently cross-posted at other sites; by submitting a post to us, you are agreeing to the possibility that it will pop up on other sites as well.

How Are Comments on My Post Moderated?  Comments are not approved before posting, nor monitored.  Readers can flag comments for deletion and those will be reviewed at the earliest possible time.  Because our primary goal is to stimulate the most productive discussion possible, and unpopular and fallacious comments often trigger excellent responses, we delete only comments that are hateful or threatening toward other commenters or that are mean-spirited toward particular social groups.  We close comments only in extremely rare circumstances and typically only for a 24-hour window.

What is the Process? In terms of process, submitting to Sociological Images is similar to submitting to an academic journal. Lisa Wade, the editor, will ensure that the post is of proper quality and, if needed, help you work it into a form suitable for the venue and our audience.

Will I Get Paid?  Nope.  With the exception of technological help and the occasional Occidental College work study student, 100% of the labor behind this blog has been unpaid.  Join us!

Thank you again for your interest in making Sociological Images as fascinating as sociology itself!

Submit your idea or post to socimages@thesocietypages.org.

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
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