There is so much power in unity, its the ultimate reflection of global citizenship
I love the fact that contributors are free to write about many issues, that we have a true voice, and can put forth our personal ideas and opinions about the issues.
Lorenza La Bella
"I like writing on Wib's Film column because I can review films that fascinated me and I have the chance to share my thoughts on pressing social issues through a cinematic perspective"
Agodo Shabella Patience
Being able to break down a topic that bothers me and sharing my found knowledge is very fulfilling for me. What is knowledge anyway if you keep it all to yourself? WiB gives me a platform for this.
I see WiB growing day by day, and this makes me proud. I feel honored to have the chance to work in this great multicultural team. This wonderful project is contributing to enhancing my personal and professional skills.
I enjoy the diversity of people and cultures through writing for WIB. The team of editors come from different countries, as well as the contributors, so naturally this is a big bonus for me.
I like the value WiB gives to my ideas and their willingness to support them. I like that WiB colleagues are constantly concerned about bringing diverse voices and give voice to young people willing to put their ideas in the world.
I love writing for WiB because it allows me to engage more deeply with the subjects I love and the team provides a fantastic support for those of us still practicing our journalism skills
I like writing for WIB because it is a publication concerned about the human side of conflict and current affairs. It also gives me the opportunity to work with a truly international network of people
What I like about WIB is that everyday is a learning experience, it is a dynamic workspace, an intercultural community. Thanks to our work with experts and researchers, it has enriched my knowledge of issues I care about and allowed me to explore new ones. That is WIB's strength.
I love having the opportunity to share my ideas, knowledge, and passion. It’s especially inspiring to be writing as part of the WIB team, whereby each writer is creating space and awareness for a diverse array of social justice issues. Additionally, I can’t say enough about how great it is to have the guidance and support of the WIB editors.
There is power in writings and the writings give people power; that’s what exactly I am doing with WIB.
I enjoy the opportunity to gather, synthesize, and share information from a unique yet objective perspective with the aim of informing and inspiring readers.
I love working with WiB's diverse global team, sharing, discussing, and implementing new ideas in an environment that is always innovating, engaging, and welcoming.
WIB has been an incredible professional journey which has opened many doors for me as well as improving my project management, writing and editing skills. I become more proud of it every day.
Diego da Silva Rodrigues
Personally, for the first time I feel my academic work is actually reaching people.
Words in the Bucket is a diverse hub for analysis and opinion on international issues. Together it's contributors help to uncover an alternative narrative to mainstream media.
Working with WiB has allowed me to see things from different perspectives. At WiB, you are part of a Team of highly skilled professionals who, by fomenting discussions through information sharing, bring about possibilities for multicultural understanding and social change.
I like writing for WIB because I feel it is different, not only because if the way it is designed but for its honesty and openness to discuss a wide range of human rights issues. And it is such an amazing and supportive community of contributors.
There is a power in telling a story, and it’s important to understand and be aware of this when you give a voice to a story and let it be heard. It matters what kind of stories we give a voice to, especially when this story might go unnoticed and unheard otherwise. So, that’s one part of what fascinates me about writing for Words in the Bucket. On the other hand, we are constantly being overflooded with information these days, and I feel it’s extremely valuable to reflect on all the processes and tendencies we witness. Reflection on ‘world thinking’ is also the main goal of WIB, which I find particularly interesting and am grateful to be part of.
I love the fact that the editors and contributors come from all over the world, which makes the website really unique.
“Well-presented reliable information can become knowledge, knowledge can become action, and action can become change.”
We are seeking researchers, experts, activists or established professionals in fields related to social issues, human rights, gender, and environment. So, if you are interested in sharing your expertise and work with an online global audience, you are in the right place!
What you get
- You will be part of a dynamic team of individuals from around the world who strive to provide reliable information about important global issues.
- You will receive writing and editing advice from the team of editors who will support in writing for an online global audience
The voice of each contributor is heard, and opinions are respected. The WIB team, especially the editors, only ask for mutual respect and effort in return so that together, we can produce the best quality work.
Our contributors cover issues and stories from every part of the world. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnic group, religion, political ideology, disability or sexual orientation. Our space is one in which everyone is free to express themselves without discrimination or fear.
Who you are
- You are a researcher, professional, activist or academic in a field related to human rights, gender, development, social issues, and environment.
- You are interested in sharing your expertise with a global audience
- You use accurate and reliable sources;
- You are interested in learning how to write for a global audience
- You are not looking to advertise your company/Organisation , but rather talk about the important topics you deal with on a daily basis.
- You write articles that are in line with our ethical principles.
We prefer to work with contributors who can write on a regular basis, but you may also join as a guest writer.
WIB has 2 types of contributors: regular and guest contributors.
Regular contributors typically write for the same topic category and contribute 1 article per month. Some individuals contribute 1 article every 2 months, depending on specific circumstances that must be communicated to the editors. Guest contributors write sporadically and have less direct interaction with the team.
If you are interested in contributing your expertise and knowledge, please send an email to [email protected] with information about you, your expertise and interests and how they are relevant to pour platform. Tell us why you are passionate about sharing your expertise with a global audience.
If you only want to write sporadically, please send a detailed pitch to [email protected] with the subject line “Guest post: Title of your article”. Before you send the piece, read the rules on formatting and style below.
- Word limit: 1000 words (ideally 700-800)
- Do not send us a blog post. We are looking for objective pieces that talk about a particular issue or happening, not a personal emotional experience. The piece should be relevant for the reader as much as it is for you. Always ask yourself before writing: why would/should a reader care?
- The article should not be detailing the work of a particular NGO or organization (we prefer to focus on the issue/s the organization addresses).
- We wont accept an article that promotes or condemns any religion or political party.
- Sources within articles should be inserted directly into the text as a hyperlink, use most recent and primary sources.
- DO NOT use academic references, footnotes or a bibliography.
IMPORTANT: We are a platform for experts, activists, researchers, professionals who share ideas and discuss a variety of topics. As of September 2016, we have decided to do not accept work from professional journalists as we are currently unable to pay for articles.
We wish to state this clearly because although WIB is not yet in a position to pay for professional journalists’ work, we are against media platforms offering low rates or unpaid work to professionals who spend time researching and writing.