Submission Guidelines for People of Color in Higher Education
We are delighted to welcome submissions from subscribers, administrators and faculty in higher education as well as organizational leaders with information on topics relevant to our readers.
Our Site’s Mission
To provide people of color on campus with practical ideas and insights to be more effective in their careers and lives. We want people of color in higher education to gain the power they need to win respect, influence others, sell ideas and take their rightful place in leading society.
Our goal is to enlighten, encourage, empower and enrage people of color on campus and to win acceptance of people of color not only higher education but also our larger society.
For the best notion of what works, please read the past issues closely.
People of Color in Higher Education is not an academic journal, but rather an online career resource and job board.
Use small words. Be clear and avoid academic jargon. Make sure to use active instead of passive voice. Aim for a “good read.” Try to be upbeat and positive, unless the topic requires a more serious tone. Think about what readers can learn from your article. Give practical ideas and recommendations. Provide concrete examples. Always try to imagine yourself as the reader and ask, “What would I want to know?” about your topic.
Word counts are estimates, but we don't publish articles over 1500 words.
- First Person: 800-1100 words — research results, personal essays and subjective insights on relevant topics
- Moveable type: 800-1100 words — synopsis of a useful book
- Interview: 800-1100 words — profile a person of color who is a leader in higher education
- Features: 800-1500 words — new programs, speeches, major research of interest
We pay $150 per solicited guest contribution. Currently, POCIHE is not paying for unsolicited guest submissions. Know that when you write for POCIHE you’re sharing what you know with a network of other people of color in higher education to help make a difference. You’re adding to your CV. You’re building a national reputation as an expert. You’re calling attention to a problem that may also exist on other campuses.
The Next Step
Contact editor Chris Coia at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss what you have in mind and to query whether it would fit with the site's editorial perspective.
Please pitch or query before writing a whole article. If you aren't sure how to write pitch or what a pitch is, that's okay! Keep it informal.
Please email pitches (at least one to two paragraphs long) to the editor. Acceptance of a pitch does not guarantee publication on the site.
Submissions should be an MS Word document and sent as an attachment to email@example.com.
Submissions are reviewed on a revolving basis. Our editor will get back to you ASAP, request a photo of you to accompany the article, and send the edited version back to you for comments and/or revisions. You will have an opportunity to review it prior to its appearance on the site, but the final version may be trimmed for size.