Writer's Update - Writing Ideas for Guest Contributors

Updated: Jan 26

We love receiving publication submissions from guest contributors. At Applied Worldwide we are currently offering two paid writing opportunities. The first is our full SEO articles. These articles should be 800-1200 words and conform specifically to the prompts below. Our second writing opportunity is on our blog. These are roughly 500 word submissions that loosely relate to sociology and Applied Worldwide's mission. If you have writing ideas and would like to contribute to Applied Worldwide, contact us at AppliedWorldwide@gmail.com.

Holidays: We have published several articles to the Applying Sociology to Holidays page on our website. If you look through our publications on this page, they tend to be fun, easily-consumable, and analytical. This really makes for great content for instructors to assign around holidays. It also makes for content that people are willing to share on social media. For these reasons, we would like to continue calling for writing ideas involving a sociological analysis of holidays around the world! We will of course want to continue covering the major holidays, but we would also like to diversify the holidays represented on our website.

Industry: This is an area on our website that we are looking to expand. We constantly get questions like, “How do I get a job with my degree in sociology?” We can offer general mentorship and professional advice, but on our industry page we want to present readers with some specifics. If you visit the page, we have articles about sociology in journalism, healthcare, technology, childhood development, business, and city planning. If anyone has experience, expertise, or advice about how people with sociology degrees can become employed in these industries or others, we want to continue publishing in this space.

Teaching: The teaching section of our website needs more content. This is the least public-facing section of our website, considering it is primarily aimed at teachers and those training to teach. The purpose of this section of the site is to provide stories and other resources that can help teachers nurture students who will go on to apply their knowledge for social change. We want to hear stories of community-engaged teaching and learning, uses of social media in teaching, or other philosophies and techniques.

Subfields: As we are all aware, sociology has a wide variety of sections, sub-areas, or what we refer to as subfields. As an example, on our current “subfields” page we include articles related to culture, gender, medicine, and the economy. We want these articles to include not only an educational description of the subfield, but also how knowledge from these areas can be applied. Some areas in which we would currently be interested in publishing include:

  • Urban sociology: Particularly the connection between urban sociology and city planning, community development, and/or equitable spaces.

  • Rural sociology: Particularly in the African or Nigerian context. We have received several inquiries from students in Nigeria looking for information on how they might use their education in rural sociology to find employment and improve their communities.

  • Crime, law and deviance: In addition to a brief overview of this subfield, we would particularly be interested in how and where the sociology of crime can be applied to improve the well-being of society. There are obviously global applications of this subfield, so articles from various countries are encouraged.

  • Sexuality: Particularly cases where sociology can and should be applied to improve the quality of life for those with sexual identities who are excluded or marginalized within social institutions.

  • Race and ethnicity: The meaning of the terms race and ethnicity vary depending on global location of the author, so we would be interested in publishing articles describing and applying sociology of race to the social circumstances and opportunities from the author’s locale.

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