Seeking New Pitches for Diverse Voices Series

The Open Notebook is seeking pitches for our Diverse Voices series. This series examines the experiences, expertise, and perspectives of science journalists from communities that are underrepresented in science journalism. We strive, in our coverage, to consider multiple dimensions of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender, LGBTQ status, mental/physical ability, religion, class, age, nation of origin, and more. (Read our growing collection of Diverse Voices stories here.)

We invite pitches for original reported articles, Q&A interviews, roundtable discussions, first-person or reported essays, and other stories that help fulfill the series goals. Pitches should describe the proposed story’s angle and key elements. Note that TON stories typically include a heavy focus on science journalism craft, so we expect writers to offer strategies and tools that people can take away and apply to their own work. Please also briefly describe your background/credentials and include links to a few pieces of your published work. Articles should be about 1,500-2,000 words, and we pay between $750 and $1,000 per article. We do not have a travel budget.

This series is made possible by a partnership with the National Association of Science Writers Diversity Committee and is supported by Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation.

Please submit pitches via email to Siri Carpenter ( before May 10. Include pitches and writing samples in the body of your email.

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