Submitting an Article for Publication

We have a preference for articles that are timely and engage with current events, but original thinking about broader subjects is also welcome. Authors who refer to news items less than one week old will be given priority. All submissions must run between 800 and 1,200 words. They should be single-spaced with size 12 font. Please don’t indent paragraphs and use only one space between sentences. Authors are encouraged to add hyperlinks to references and supporting material. Send your article as a Word document to New contributors must also include a valid email address, telephone number and a short byline.  

Please note that all submissions may be subject to editing for grammar, style, content, and brevity. We endeavor to reply to all queries, but some occasionally slip through the cracks. If you don’t hear back from a member of the editorial team after one week, feel free to send a follow-up email.

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