New College of the Humanities

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).

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:

For submissions to History Matters, email, with the same information:

For submissions to Miscellanies, our weekly online essay, email:

Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all submissions.