Diplomatic Courier magazine accepts submissions on a regular basis, including content for the various print editions (six regularly scheduled Diplomatic Courier editions and three special editions focused on the G7, G20, and APEC Summits), the Website, and the Blog. Contributors may also send other content for consideration, such as original Videos, Photos, and other Multimedia content. Experts, young professionals, and students of global affairs alike, are all welcome to submit their content.
Before submitting an idea or piece of writing, consider the following guidelines first.
Read our stuff first. Take a good look at the content we publish; it can serve as template for what we accept and what we don’t.
Send us an abstract and a working title. A short paragraph that describes your thesis and conclusions will help us find a spot for your piece. A working title would be just as helpful, but avoid the obvious. We receive too many pieces named: “Middle East Process” or “Conflict in Africa.” We take too long to look at them. Choose a title that reflects on the unique purpose of your piece.
Consider topics fitting to the Diplomatic Courier. From time to time the Courier's editors will choose a special theme and topics for an issue. However, in general, submissions can cover any topic of the author’s choice that is in line with the publication’s mandate and general themes of diplomacy, negotiations, and conflict resolution. Consider that the audience of the publication is global; therefore, issues should be relevant to our audience.
Avoid wonky language and insider jargon. Choose an engaging and accessible style, and consider that your audience is the world.
Tell us who you are. Give us a short bio that tells us who you are, and about your interests and aspirations. If possible, include a resume or prior clips.
Follow the particulars. Submit your article with your information in a word document (devoid of complicated graphics or fonts). Do not include footnotes, endnotes, or a list of references. Hyperlinks are welcome and will be included when the article is published online. However, please do not link to Wikipedia. Any accompanying graphics, photos, graphs, or tables should be submitted on a separate document. We will not return any material, so do not mail us original documents.
Below are the types of submissions we accept:
- Blogs: 500 words
- Web Features: 600-800 words
- Print Features: 1,000-1,200 words