We are not currently accepting guest pitches. However, there are a few ways you can join our team.
Who can write?
You must be a scientist, graduate student, or other science-trained professional (such as a medical provider, engineer, science teacher, R&D scientist, etc.) who follows the peer-reviewed literature of your chosen field. We are not currently accepting pitches from college undergraduates.
We do NOT accept sponsored content, blog posts, op-eds, press releases, list articles, articles that aren’t about scientific studies, or book reviews. Requests for this type of content will not receive a response.
How to join the team
Method 1: You can join through our Professor Partnership Program
If you are a graduate student in a science field (any year, either MS or PhD), and you were in a class or a research group where the professor has participated in the Professor Partnership Program (PPP), and your article was accepted to the site, then you are eligible to submit more pitches to us. The pitch submission form is here. If you want to know more about the PPP and how your class or research group can join, that information is here.
Undergraduates who have gone through the PPP will be accepted on a case by case basis.
Method 2: You can apply to join the regular contributor team team.
If you meet the minimum requirement of being at least a graduate student in an MS or PhD program, then you are welcomed to apply (this includes past successful PPP participants). Strong writing skills are critical and we are very picky, because we are looking for candidates that understand the “encyclopedic” writing style and only require light editing. You must also be sympathetic to the cause of being politically neutral even with highly politicized science topics, like an encyclopedia writer. Lastly, you must be willing to take our online training and commit to a minimum number of articles each spring, summer, and fall.
If you think you might fit this description, apply here. We may not be able to respond to everyone, but we will do our best.
Method 3: You are a Blue Marble Space research affiliate
Sciworthy is an initiative of the non-profit Blue Marble Space, and so is the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science. If you are already vetted as an affiliate, visiting scholar, or staff scientist at the Masters level or above and would like to contribute to us, you still have to take our online training but you will not have to apply.