Call for story pitches!
We are looking for true, personal stories about what it's like being a scientist who can't* do field work or other kinds of work because of disability or a medical condition, including mental illness. We are still making firm plans, but we hope that this project will become a series of articles or a book of short stories and hope to pay contributors. The final written pieces will be anywhere from 750 - 2,000 words.

This form will be receiving pitches between October 3rd and December 1st, 2018.

*Also those that have struggled or found ways to adapt to field work conditions. Feel free to ask us questions to clarify. We are generally very open in our thinking about this project. If you think your story might fit, it probably does!

Your name and contact information and story will not be shared with anyone else while we collect pitches.
Comments or questions: contact Skylar Bayer ( and Gabi Serrato Marks (

Name *
We need your name for this part of the process, but are open to publishing stories anonymously.
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Email *
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Proposed topic in one sentence *
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Story pitch in 500 words or less *
The story should be true and about your own experience.
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How would you contribute to the diversity of stories to this series? *
Your answer to this can reflect your personal identities, your disability or health condition, and/or your perspective.
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