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.