Science Write Now

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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Science Write Now is a network of people and resources that support creative writing about science. We believe that truth comes in many forms, some of which—like fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and memoir—help us translate complex or remote ideas into everyday lives, build spaces for empathy and change. We aim to: (1) help writers and scientists explore creative ways of communicating science; (2) inspire diverse writers to incorporate science into their practice; and (3) facilitate sustainable, creative connections between scientists and writers. To achieve these goals, Science Write Now will build an inclusive digital space that showcases and supports writing and writers across the science/literary ‘divide’; collates inspiring scientific images and links; and builds new collaborative networks. Science Write Now is edited by Dr Jessica White and Dr Amanda Niehaus.

Social Media Platforms Used
Facebook group, Twitter
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Jessica White
Submissions Policy
We have four issues per year, centred around particular themes. We currently accept submissions of the following: Craft essays from all kinds of creative-science writers and scientists that showcase key skills related to the processes of research, writing, or editing fiction, poetry, memoir, or creative nonfiction; scientific techniques that might be interesting and relevant to diverse creative writers; or annotated analyses of creative writing, as done so well for science journalism by The Open Notebook. Book reviews that discuss, extend, and contextualise the science in new novels, collections, memoirs, or other long-form creative writing about science. Essays, poems, or short stories that connect scientific ideas with literature, art, or life.
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Year round
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