Four volumes of Women Lawyers Journal are published annually and we accept queries and submissions throughout the year. Your article or query should target our sophisticated, well-educated, career-focused female association membership.
We are always looking for fresh angles on bread-and-butter stories about career development, self-promotion, work-life balance, retirement planning, office etiquette and generational issues as they pertain to employee and peer relationships within law firms. We encourage profiles from organizations with successful programs for recruiting, promoting and retaining women. We welcome profiles of successful women lawyers, particularly those who would serve as inspiration to our readers. And we also look for analysis of legislation that affects women.
Other topics of interest include managing technology (for example, how lawyers use Twitter in daily practice; how tweets, Facebook, LinkedIn or other social media may have been used as evidence or to enhance a practice). How firm recruiters use social media in decisions to hire or not hire. How education debt affects career and life decisions made by young attorneys.
WLJ’s member news section is a good venue for keeping our readers informed about what is going on in your firm.
We also accept reviews of books with a broad interest to our Women Lawyer members.
With a few exceptions, WLJ follows the Associated Press Stylebook. Researched articles should be submitted with endnotes, as opposed to footnotes. Article length is dependent on topic. The editor reserves the right to edit or rewrite any article to suit the magazine’s needs; however, major alterations will be discussed with the author.
You may submit your queries or articles via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to 5055 Carnoustie Dr., Reno, NV 89502. Do not, under any circumstances, send unsolicited original slides or other artwork as we will not guarantee their return. You may also call the editor at 775-250-3352 to discuss article submissions between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific Time.
Deadlines for the remainder of 2014 are as follows:
- 4/21 Annual Meeting Issue
- 7/20 Selma Moidel Smith student writer competition; new officers and awards coverage
- 9/20 Women’s workplace issues
- 11/20 First issue of 2015