- General Guidelines
Submissions should explicitly address social topics first and foremost - primarily politics, history, and philosophy. However, these categories are flexible, and we encourage you to branch out into all areas that interest you. Do not hesitate to submit a work even if it does not fit strictly within these categories! We encourage you to contact our editors if you have any questions about content. Any student or faculty member may submit. Submissions with racist, homophobic, sexist, or other offensive themes will not be accepted. We do accept schoolwork submissions!
Writing submissions cannot exceed 2000 words. There is no minimum word count. Please submit in plain, single-spaced 12 pt Times New Roman on a Google Docs document. Remember to turn on link sharing with editing permission! Please include your name (and pen name if applicable) and the title of the article at the top of the document. Please also include them in the name of the document. Please attribute any external sources using Chicago-style endnotes. You do not need to include a bibliography, but please use full notes. You can find IMSA’s guide to writing Chicago-style notes here. After receiving your feedback, we have decided that nonfiction articles still must use citations. However, if you have a preference for another style or have already written the article in a different style, don’t hesitate to submit it as-is.
Please submit your work as a .PNG file uploaded to your Google Drive. Please include your name and the title of the work in the name of your document. Please include a two to four-sentence description of your work. Focus on any relevant context and what ideas the piece addresses.
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