Too often, the voices of women on issues of conflict and security are marginalised or go unheard, despite the critical role they play in conflict, development, peacebuilding and international security. We want to support you to write your own chapter in the history of conflict.
The team at Strife is extremely proud to present the first year of our Women in Writing Mentoring Scheme.
Strife is an internationally recognised blog and peer-reviewed academic journal, led by doctoral and graduate researchers based in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. We study all aspects of ‘conflict’, combining political, historical, literary, and philosophical approaches to conflict to provide thought-provoking and unique perspectives for our readers. We have over 3.5 million readers a year, with strong engagement from governmental and academic institutions.
Upon joining our Women in Writing Mentoring Scheme, you will be assigned a mentor who will help guide you through every step of the writing process—from the generation of ideas, to editing, to publication. A companion on your year-long journey, your mentor will be your open door to the world of writing, so that you will be able to confidently walk through and shine on your own. Later, you may then lend a hand to the women following in your footsteps.
You will write two pieces for the Strife Blog over the course of the year (one in each term). You will also be invited to two dedicated and exclusive WiW Mentoring events per term, where you will have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field who have paved the way. It will be a unique opportunity for networking, community building, and growing your confidence as a writer.
Women currently undertaking an MA at KCL are welcome to apply; all events and meeting will take place online.
You are in control: you will get as much out of the scheme as you put in. The only thing you have to ask yourself is what do I want to do?
Applications are open until Monday 5th October. Apply now by completing the application form at this link.