Submitting an article to History Today

History Today accepts submissions for articles for inclusion in the magazine. Submissions should be original, exclusive to History Today and offer an engaging and authoritative take on a historical subject.

Prospective contributors should look through our online archive to ensure the proposal or subject area hasn't been written about recently.

The magazine carries three types of article:

  • Feature-length articles which are around 3,500 - 4,000 words;
  • Mid-length articles, between 1,300 and 2,200 words;
  • History Matters articles, broadly a range of polemics and short articles, of between 600-1,000 words. (these also appear in the History Matters section on this website).
  • Miscellanies, our online weekly essay series, between 1,200-1,500 words.

For feature and mid-length articles, please send a brief email about your proposal, along with a few lines about your career / academic background, to:

Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all submissions.