Are you an interested Bishop's Student?
Want to submit to Quanta Now?
IT'S REALLY EASY
What inspires you? What is so cool that you want other students to know about? Find anything STEM-related that you understand and want to share.
If you're a Bishop's student looking to be involved, we'd love to hear from you! You can reach out to any editor or email one of us. We'll pair you with an editor who will help you shape your article's angle and content.
Get started on writing your article in Google Docs! We usually expect articles to be around 500 words (that's only two pages, double spaced!). As you're writing, ask yourself: What do I want readers to take away form this? What's my focus?
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the editing process work?
Once you have selected a topic and perhaps done some research, an editor will talk with you about the specifics of your angle and content. From there, you'll continue your research and write a first rough draft to share with your editor. You'll get feedback on structure and content in Google Docs, and possibly meet with your editor one-on-one. After applying a round of edits, you'll email your editor to let him or her know your article is ready for another look. After several rounds of edits, you'll be on your way to publication!
How do deadlines work?
Quanta Now is much more flexible with its deadlines than the print publication. We will work with each editor and writer to set reasonable deadlines that can be managed with school work but still ensure meaningful progress towards publishing.
How long will it take for my article to be published?
It really depends on the writer! Most of our writers go at a pace of one drafting-editing-meeting cycle per week, so their articles take about a month from a first draft's submission to a final draft's publication on Quanta Now. Because of our release schedules, your article will probably not be published immediately after your editor receives your final draft.
How do I change the sharing settings on Google Docs so that I can turn in my first draft?
Share a Google Doc with an editor directly and with permission to edit. Read Google's explanation of how to share a document with editing permissions, and if you have any troubles, feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to walk you though.
Do I have to use Google Docs to write and submit my piece?
What are the Terms and Conditions I'm agreeing to when I submit my first draft?
99% of the time, most of these conditions will most likely be unnecessary, but sometimes we need to say, edit a final draft's grammatical error or restructure an article to fix a formatting issue, so we need to reserve the rights to do so. So here are our Terms and Conditions:
Terms and Conditions:
By submitting your first draft, you are agreeing to not publish or submit your article or any portion of your article to any website or any other publication or organization without Quanta Student Magazine's explicit consent, and agree to not reveal the details or text of your article before your Quanta Now article's publication release without Quanta Student Magazine's explicit consent.
When you submit your final draft, you waive all rights to your article to Quanta Student Magazine. These rights include but are not limited to: editing, restructuring, marketing, redacting, and publishing your article without prior notification. Submitting your article as a final draft will be considered consent for all of the aforementioned rights.