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Submission Guidelines

All submissions and pitches should be original and not currently submitted elsewhere. Please email all pitches to with “pitch:[your idea]” in the subject line.


Submissions to the blog give the NACBS the perpetual right to publish the post with attribution to the author. By default, authors retain copyright. However, if authors prefer, they may designate a Creative Commons license for their work.



We welcome posts on any topic that may be of interest to scholars of British studies. This extends from historical connections to current events, to reviews of books, shows, or art exhibits, to pedagogical reflections – and everything in between. Likewise, we encourage submissions from a wide range of contributors working broadly in different fields. We aspire for inclusivity in all regards. 


Style and Length

Submissions should be written with a general audience in mind and prioritize clarity over technical jargon. The audience is primarily British Studies scholars. However, we encourage authors to write for an educated, non-specialist audience. Our blog represents a collegial and conversational forum, and as such, the tone for pieces should align with this environment.


All submissions should be between 800-1200 words.  Authors should use hyperlinks, rather than footnotes or endnotes.


Accuracy of all factual information is the author’s responsibility.



Along with your submission, please send one or two suggestions for images to accompany your post. Images should be high resolution and available for use either in the public domain, via an open Creative Commons license, or by the author’s permission for original works. Authors should include a full citation for the image.


Author Bio

Please also include a brief author bio and photograph that will appear alongside your post. Bios should be approximately 3-4 sentences and include (when desired) any relevant social media handles.

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