Have a topic or idea you want to share? Send it to us!
We welcome submissions from outside writers, especially those with experience being part of the nitty gritty of making or implementing foreign policy at any level. It can be nerve wracking to write a piece and put it out there with your name on it, but it is also incredibly rewarding personally and professionally. If you’re thinking it, someone else probably is too, or should be. Sharing the unique perspective you have from working in a particular organization can be incredibly valuable to others working on a problem from a different angle. If you have an idea or rough draft, feel free to submit it and if it’s a good fit for our site we will have one of our members work with you to get it ready to publish.
- Submissions of any length will be considered, typically 500 to 2000 words works well in this format
- Bottom Line Up Front! Tell us what the issue you’re addressing is up front so readers know the value of what you’re writing about and why it matters to them
- Avoid jargon and unfamiliar acronyms. We have a broad audience with experience in different areas who likely aren’t familiar with the unique language of your community.
- Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly, we all need to start our writing journey some where. A mentor often said to me, “don’t let the great be the enemy of the good.” Don’t miss out on making a useful contribution to the conversation by waiting on the “perfect” issue or “perfect” draft.
- Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “submission” in the subject line. In the body of the email include a brief introduction of who you are and what your topic is, followed by what you’d like to submit. If you don’t have a draft yet and would like to pitch an idea, we welcome that as well.