Thank you for your interest in contributing to Women Suffrage!

On this page you can learn about what we’re looking for and the how-to of submitting to the site.  At this time, we are looking for contributions in the following areas:

academic posts teaching materials sharing on twitter


Writing Posts

Writing posts is one of the most rewarding ways to contribute to the Women Suffrage site.  Not only does it increase the visibility of your own work, it provides an easy way to contribute to the discourse surrounding women and social justice.

Submissions accepted in English or French. All submissions will be vetted for style and content by site editors with changes to be approved by contributors. In other words, these should be considered refereed posts. This does not constitute blind review.

Post Requirements:

  • Posts must be between 400 and 500 words.
  • Post citations must be formatted in APA style.
  • Posts must concern the franchise or surrounding issues (see our themes for this year for more on what we’re looking for).

How to Submit a Post:

Women Suffrage is a WordPress based site.  If you are familiar with WordPress and you already possess a username and login for the site, head on over to the login page.  If you do not already possess a login for the Women Suffrage site, you must e-mail the Women Suffrage admin to have one created for you.  The administrator can be reached at admin@womensuffrage.org

If you have more general questions about the process of submitting/review, please contact Veronica Strong-Boag at submit@womensuffrage.org

 

If you are not so familiar with WordPress, we recommend reading through this short visual guide.  WordPress is fairly straightforward blogging software, and it allows for easy text editing, similar to any desktop publishing software.

Once you are ready to submit your article, head over to the “Dashboard” and click on “Posts” -> “Add New Post”.

Once you click on New Post, you will bring up the page below.  Now you can begin entering your post content!

Text inputs are as listed above.  The large bar features the title of your article, and the space below features the text of your article.  You can edit the format with ease, as mentioned above, using the “bold”, “italics”, “strikethrough” buttons.  You can also make bulleted or numbered lists, insert a block quote, and alter the alignment of your text, just as you would in a text editor program.

Once you are finished formatting the text of your post, you’ll want to add the details.

You’ll want to select a “Category” for your post first.  If your post is related to a specific theme, check “Theme” and then whatever theme you believe it belongs under.  In this example, I have checked “Democratic Deficit”.  If you are submitting a biography (person profile), country profile, or organization profile, you should indicate it in the same way you would a theme article (example: check “Profile”, then “Person Profile”).  Make sure to click Regions, and choose a related region or regions for your post as well!

Tags are another way to add details to your post to make it easier to find or categorize on the site.  For example, if your post was about an issue surrounding women’s suffrage in Japan, you might add the tags in the example above: “women, suffrage, japan”.  Once you click “Add”, all three tags will be added to your post.  Anyone who clicks the “suffrage” tag on the site, for example, will be able to see your post as well as any other posts with the same tag.  You can add as many tags to your post as you like!

Once you are finished editing your post and its details, be sure to click “Submit for Review”! By clicking “Submit for Review” you will send your post into the queue of posts waiting for administrator approval.

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Contributing Teaching Materials

If you are a teacher at any academic level (from kindergarten to post-graduate) and are teaching or have taught a course concerning women suffrage, we would greatly appreciate the opportunity to share your course materials via the Women Suffrage site.  Course content can be contributed in a variety of forms, including links to online modules, course syllabi, worksheets, or other materials you feel may be pertinent.  If you have content you’d like to share or any questions about sharing teaching materials, please e-mail us at teaching (at) womensuffrage (dot) orgWith regards to any content other than links, please submit them in the form of a PDF file.

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Sharing on Twitter

Another way to contribute to Women Suffrage is through our Twitter account.  Twitter offers the opportunity to share short thoughts and links (with a limit of 140 characters), so contributing to it can be quite easy and quick.  If you are familiar with Twitter and are interested in getting involved, send us an e-mail at twitter (at) womensuffrage (dot) org.  Another quick and easy way to is to send us a tweet @WomenSuffrage and we can simply retweet it from you.

If you are not familiar with Twitter or you’d like a little more information about what is involved in sharing on Twitter, check out the short visual guide below.

There are two ways to share on Twitter.  The first and easiest one is via the “retweet” feature.  Once you have received the login information and are signed in on the WomenSuffrage twitter account, you can view the Twitter feed we’ve subscribed to.  As you look through it, you may see something that is appropriate for the WomenSuffrage feed that you’d like to share.  The easiest way to do that is to hit the “retweet” button.

Once you’ve hit the “retweet” button, that post will appear on the WomenSuffrage Twitter feed.  There will be also be a small green triangle in the top left hand corner of the post, indicating to you that your retweet was successful.  If you change your mind, you can also always undo it by hitting “undo retweet”.

The second way to contribute to the Twitter, is by posting a tweet directly on our page.  This is very simple as well.  Just go to the top of the Twitter home page, and enter your text into the box under “What’s Happening?”

Obviously 140 characters isn’t a lot of space, so one great way to save some space is by using a URL or link “shortener”.  We recommend Google’s Version.  Just take the link you want to share, copy and paste it into the goo.gl site, and it will produce a short version of the link like the one shown in the example above.  Once you’ve written your message and added the link you’d like to share, simply hit “Tweet” to post it!

There are other ways to share, of course.  While surfing around, you may see Twitter icons at the bottom of posts on news websites and blogs.  If you are logged in to Twitter via the WomenSuffrage account, you can use those icons to share articles with just the push of a button!

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