Ziva Voices – HerStory in the Making Guest Contributor Submiss

Ziva Voices - Guest Articles: Submission Guidelines

**Please read these guidelines in their entirety.**

Ziva Voices – HerStory in the Making guest articles deliver practical knowledge and stories in the author’s own voice, based on experience, perspective, data and best practices. 

Guest articles in Ziva Voices’s quarterly ‘bookazine’ draw from the author’s expertise or personal experience and deliver inspiration and insight in the author’s voice. You do not need to be a writer, you simply need to have a story to tell. 

The overall tone of the Ziva Voices – HerStory in the Making bookazine is progressive, educational, and candid, with each contributor’s personality shining through. 

Submissions typically run from 650 to 850 words, although we sometimes publish shorter or longer articles. We welcome inputs across mediums, including photography, illustration, statistical visualization, and more.

1) Our editors edit every submission that is to be published. We will not contact you about this unless the edits are substantive.
2) It’s important to include sources or references when stating a matter of fact (insert hyperlinks or footnotes).
3) Before submitting please make sure to read the standard outline for accepted articles (below).
AI Policy for Contributors
We understand that AI can be a valuable tool for research and brainstorming. Contributors and writers are welcome to use AI assistance. However, it’s important that your article is written in your own authentic voice. The unique perspectives and writing styles of our contributors are a core part of what makes our magazine engaging and valuable to readers.
We ask that all articles be written by the contributor themselves, without relying on AI to produce the final text. We want your voice and personality to shine through! 

Please review the below details, check out previous issues, and if you additional questions about how to submit a guest essay, please contact [email protected].

Guest articles can take many forms, such as:

  • Sharing meaningful personal stories: Everyday people describe turning points in their lives that have created a significant change. It must be compelling, connect to people’s feelings, and encourage readers to see a different viewpoint. 
  • A hub for industry experts: Experts present their uniquely developed tools, techniques, and findings and share their ‘how to.’ Business strategists, social scientists, economists, engineers, authors, and many others can share their expertise. Ziva Voices – HerStory in the Making focuses on wealth building, entrepreneurship, leadership, Web3, relationships, equality, self-knowledge, and sociability. 
  • A platform for collecting women’s history: HerStory is about Women’s history, a significant part of the Ziva project, ensuring that women will be heard, their stories will be shared, and our voices will be amplified. We are looking for stories about women who have significantly contributed to social, cultural, economic, and scientific change.

There is no standard answer to this question. We are generally looking for stories written by women for women, but will also consider articles written by anyone for women. The best articles have a few things in common:

  • They tell a powerful and relatively unknown story about a woman who has created tremendous social impact.
  • They appeal to a global audience.
  • They inspire other women to speak up, step up, and make an impact.
  • They showcase innovative business ideas and/or female startups.
  • They challenge the status-quo.
  • They show an opinion from different, even opposing, perspectives. 
  • They spark interests in audiences that don’t necessarily share the same view.
  • They provide insight into complicated issues or explore big ideas in the making.
  • They start conversations, motivate, and create a movement.
  • They are typically 650 to 850 words, although we sometimes publish articles, poems, or interviews that are shorter or longer.
  • They include at least 2 keywords.
  • They include a few bullet points or other formatting to break up the text and make it more readable.
  • They include inspirational or pull-out quotes.

Originality: Essays must be original to Ziva Voices – HerStory in the Making, meaning they cannot have appeared elsewhere in the same form.

Authority / Experience: When submitting your essay, explain the professional or personal background that connects you to the argument or idea in your essay.    

Fact-checking: Source information should be directly connected to each claim made, whether as a footnote, hyperlink, or parenthetical.

When an article is accepted for publication, we may ask the author to send sources that back up their claims. If we determine that a particular fact cannot be verified, we will not publish it.

Our editors will work to verify the facts in your article, but as the writer, you hold the responsibility for the accuracy of your work. We cannot fix anything after publication.

A staff member will read and review every submission, but because of the large number of messages we receive, we may not be able to respond to everyone individually. We do our very best not to overlook anyone. Feel free to check in to confirm that we received your piece – we never mind this!

To submit your article, please contact [email protected] and we will send you the appropriate forms to complete. It’s easy!

You may also go straight to the forms here: 


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