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Foreign Policy Journal welcomes article submissions. If you have an article you think would be well suited for publication at FPJ, please send it in an e-mail with the subject heading “Submission” to:
Jeremy R. Hammond
editor [at] foreignpolicyjournal.com
The submission guidelines are just that — guidelines. Submissions that adhere to the guidelines, however, will likely be given more consideration and have a greater chance of getting published. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines may not be considered.
FPJ seeks news and fact-based analysis and opinion outside the confines of partisan politics and the framework offered by the mainstream media. A good rant is okay once in a while, and may be considered, but fully fleshed out views or arguments that are well supported will have a much better chance of being featured.
Please submit your article in Word format (.doc or .docx). If you source information used in your article, you may use embedded links like this or use the automatic footnotes/endnotes feature in Word (Please use Chicago manual of style formatting for footnotes). Embedded links are recommended for news and opinion pieces and footnotes for more scholarly articles (such as those published under the “Special Reports” category). When hyperlinking text in Word, please set the “Target frame” to “New window” (so when readers click the link, it will open in a new tab or window and not take them away from the article).
Please fact check your work carefully. Particularly if your article is about something controversial, it’s best to provide sources to support your assertions. FPJ’s editorial policy can be summed up as follows: Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts.
By all means, please include images with your work. Just be sure that either you are the copyright owner, you have permission from the copyright owner, or the image is in the public domain. Please include photo credit information and send image files as separate attachments in your email (don’t embed them in Word).
Please notify the editor if your work has been published previously and, if so, whether you require attribution to the original publication. If you are submitting an exclusive to FPJ, please be sure to mention that this is the case so that can be taken into consideration by the editor.
Articles inciting violence, encouraging or defending violations of international law, which are prejudicial towards individual rights, etc., will be rejected. So if you’ve written an article, for example, about how the U.S. or Israel should bomb Iran, please don’t bother submitting it to FPJ.
Note to marketers: Do not bother emailing the editor inquiring about placing articles written to get inlinks for your clients. And please refrain from insulting what we do by calling that “journalism”. Your writers are marketers, not “in house journalists”. The editor will not reply to such inquiries.
Please attach articles as a Word document. Single-space and do not indent. Do not hit “Enter” twice to create space between paragraphs (use the paragraph spacing feature instead).
Submitted articles should be in final draft form. Please take care to proofread your own work before submitting it. Articles are carefully reviewed before publication, but submissions that would clearly require extensive proofing and revision are unlikely to be accepted. If English is not your first language, you may wish to have someone proofread and edit your work before submitting it.
Many (if not most) alternative news sites, if they accept your work, will copy and paste it for publication (oftentimes, typos and all). FPJ is different. Articles you read at FPJ have gone through an oftentimes extensive editorial review process. If you are not willing to work with an editor to address any concerns or willing to accept suggestions on how to revise and improve your article, do not submit to FPJ.
If the editor decides that your article requires any kind of significant revision before publication, you will be notified and given the opportunity to revise your draft and/or approve of any proposed changes. Any proposed revisions are intended only to improve the accuracy and quality of each article. Minor editorial revisions that don’t go to substance may be made without notification, and your title may also be revised (if you don’t want your title to be revised, please make sure that any reader scanning the headline will know what your article is about).
Bio and Description
Please include a short bio with your submission to let readers know a little bit about you; just something brief to let people know who you are. If you would like links to your website, Facebook page, Twitter profile, etc., to be featured with your bio, send them along. If you want your profile picture to appear, you may send one along attached to your email, or just set up a universal avatar via Gravatar.com. Regular contributors may also be featured on the Featured Writers page. If you contribute regularly and would like to be included, don’t hesitate to send an e-mail to the editor with the request. (Note: FPJ does not publish articles by anonymous or pseudonymous writers.)
Also please include a brief article description. Sometimes, a subtitle will suffice as the description. Other times, a sentence or two or a paragraph from the text itself, such as the lede or conclusion, serves as a useful description. If not, please just write a sentence or two prefacing your article and explaining briefly what it is about.
Authors generally retain copyright ownership of their work. The act of submitting an article constitutes the granting of permission for FPJ to publish that work. If either the article is submitted as an exclusive or the published version of an article is the product of significant collaboration with the editor, it is considered that you are granting to FPJ exclusive publishing rights.
Articles published at FPJ may not be republished without express permission from FPJ and/or the copyright owner. If you would like to republish an article from FPJ, please email your inquiry to: editor [at] foreignpolicyjournal.com.
Benefits of Publishing with FPJ
FPJ is not presently able to offer compensation for published work. However, FPJ can offer the following benefits if your work is accepted for publication:
Thank you for considering Foreign Policy Journal as an outlet for your writing!
The views and opinions expressed in articles published at FPJ are the respective author’s own and do not necessarily reflect those of FPJ, which seeks to publish a diverse range of perspectives on any given issue. Authors are fully responsible for their own work. While FPJ makes a good faith effort to ensure the accuracy of information in published articles, it assumes no responsibility or liability for the author’s work.