Call for Papers:
Women and Baseball

Ever since baseball has been played, women have sought to take part in the game. Despite substantial societal resistance, some succeeded. We are pleased to announce that a double issue of NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture, devoted to women’s history and experiences in baseball, is scheduled for spring 2022. The guest editor is Jean Hastings Ardell, author of Breaking into Baseball: Women and the National Pastime and co-author of Making My Pitch: A Woman’s Baseball Odyssey, the memoir of pitcher Ila Borders.

We solicit original, previously unpublished essays that address any aspect of women in baseball. This includes both biographical and historical pieces on popular culture, players, umpires, coaches, broadcasters, sportswriters, filmmakers, the front office, and any other aspect of the game in which women have a role.

Additionally, we solicit poetry, flash fiction, and black and white photography.

Submissions must be no longer than 8,000 words, double-spaced, in a Word document. The journal follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition. Please send submissions to NINE editor Willie Steele at by November 30, 2020. Authors will be notified as soon as possible of their inclusion into this special issue.