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;
Today’s History articles, which address in some detail issues relating to concerns of direct contemporary resonance and relevance, between 1,300 and 2,200 words;
History Matters articles, broadly a range of polemics and short articles, often of a timely nature, of between 600–1,000 words. (these also appear in the History Matterssection on this website).
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.
We also accept short articles for the History Mattersblog. At the present time we are unable to pay for any article posted on the blog, but it is a good way of getting your work exposure. Please submit any blog ideas to: