Content Policy

  1. DISCLAIMER — The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily affect the position of the organization.
  2. AUDIENCE — The Women in Debate ( blog is a resource for members of the debate community. All articles should be specific to debate.
  3. TOPICS — The blog is geared toward establishing a support network for gender minorities in debate. Articles can be written on people’s personal experiences in debate, guides to doing debate, or certain topics.

Examples of topics we cover include:

  • Guides and advice (e.g., debating as a gender minority, emailing tournaments, finding financial aid, etc.).
  • Articles about personal experiences in debate that contain advice and reflection.
  • Articles about sexist or discriminatory practices within debate (e.g., judging biases, in-round appearance, speaks, etc.).
  • Arguments about certain arguments in debate (e.g., Kant, Nebel-T, spark, etc.).

Examples of topics we do not cover include:

  • Any article mentioning a minor without their explicit written permission.
  • Call out articles that mention specific people by name.
  • Articles containing hate speech, harassment, or threats.
  • Misleading or manipulating content.
  1. LENGTH — Articles must be at least 400+ words in length. We will accept and publish anything up to roughly 5,000 words.
  2. EXCLUSIVITY — Articles submitted to the blog are not exclusive and the writer is free to publish them elsewhere.
  3. EDITING — The staff reserves the right to edit, change, revise, and modify any article submitted for publication.
  4. SELF-PROMOTION — We will not publish anything that is self-promotional. Commercial references and promotions of prep groups, debate services, etc. will be removed.
  5. VISUALS — Articles must have a thumbnail photo to be featured on the website. will handle the scaling and cropping of appropriate file formats.
  6. SCHEDULING & DEADLINES — There is no deadline, schedule, or editorial calendar for posts submitted to Articles approved for publication will typically be published within a week or two of reception.
  7. REASONS FOR REJECTION — Not every submission we receive can be published. The editorial board has the discretion to reject any article with or without reason.

Common reasons include:

  • Submissions that repeat advice offered in articles previously published by
  • Submissions that are not specific to debate.
  • Submissions that are self-promotional or self-serving.
  • Submissions that are below the minimum word count.