GenX women in higher ed from around the globe

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We are pleased to inform you that the call for posts for University of Venus, August 2016 is currently open. The next deadline for submitting posts will be July 15, 2016.

The University of Venus is an Education Writer’s Association award-winning, peer-reviewed blog bringing together GenX women in higher education from around the globe. We can be found in Inside Higher Ed at BlogU (link here). Inside Higher Ed is an online publication focused on issues in higher education with offices located in Washington, DC in the USA.  IHE was  founded in 2004 by former managers/editors from The Chronicle of Higher Ed and the publication provides free online access to all of their articles.

We generally publish posts twice a week, Tuesday and Thursday, at 6am UTC+12. We accept posts in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese, with a goal of reaching a global readership. (If you would like to submit a post written in another language, we are pretty flexible)

Posts should focus on current issues in higher education and should be no longer than 750 words. Most of our posts are written in a first-person narrative style to encourage a broader reach to a more general audience but we also welcome research-based posts. (Note – Although our focus is on GenX women, we also publish posts written by older and younger women and posts written by men.)


Send an email to with the following:

  1. Attach your post to the email in Microsoft Word format.
  2. The subject line of your email should include your first and last name: example –  Mary Churchill Submission.
  3. Tell us how you think your post will fit into University of Venus.
  4. Provide a brief biography of yourself  (approx. 3-5 sentences) – include links to your own blog if you have one and contact info if you are open to readers contacting you.  If you would like to include a photo of yourself (strongly encouraged for building connections with your readers), please attach it to your email in jpg format.

We invite you to go through our website and to submit posts for upcoming months. Inquiries can be directed to Mary Churchill at

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  1. […] The University of Venus is a peer-reviewed/edited blog hosted by Inside Higher Ed.  UVenus features GenX (and younger) women in the academy and across the globe who write about their various academic experiences.  Currently, they are looking for submissions for guest posts. […]

  2. […] If you are interested in writing a piece about your experience of the academy, then you’ll want to think about contributing to University of Venus.  It’s a blog on Inside Higher Ed with a vibrant community of women academics sharing their perspectives on a variety issues regarding higher education.  Check out their call for submissions. […]

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  4. Ecstatic to have stumbled upon your site. Following! Thanks for the post on teaching sensitive subjects–it very much jibes with my experience. Reblogged🙂

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