Write for CIMSEC

Prospective authors are always free to message the CIMSEC editorial team at Nextwar@cimsec.org with their ideas and draft writings. Described below are various ways to contribute. 

Active Calls for Articles: Short Story Fiction, Submissions Due November 26

Articles: CIMSEC publications usually range from 1000-3000 words, and we offer prospective authors great flexibility with word count. Some may choose to write longer pieces, or break up a publication into a multipart series. To promote research papers, authors may adapt an article from the longer publication.

Topic Weeks: CIMSEC runs monthly topic weeks on issues of interest. A call for articles is issued for each topic week and provides the due date for submissions as well as the dates the topic week will run. 

Reviews: Authors may review books or consult CIMSEC’s policy papers database to review open source papers. CIMSEC maintains relations with publishers to secure copies of interesting titles. Reviews are secured on a first-come, first-served basis.

Interviews: Share recommendations for CIMSEC interviews for our Sea Control podcast. Contributors may conduct interviews on behalf of CIMSEC in collaboration with editorial staff. 

Crossposts: CIMSEC crossposts quality content from other outlets. Reach out to recommend publications the CIMSEC audience may find interesting

Compendiums: CIMSEC regularly produces formatted compendiums of topic weeks and content of a similar theme. Contact the publications team at Publications@cimsec.org to suggest collection topics. 

Members’ Roundup: CIMSEC regularly publishes roundups of content written by our members. Share your publications with us at Dmp@cimsec.org.

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