Submissions Guidelines

Charged Affairs publishes a broad range of foreign policy-related topics without preference for region or issue. It aims to highlight fresh thinking from tomorrow’s leaders on new and old issues, written to be accessible by not only policy wonks but a broader general audience.  We accept several types of submissions from YPFP members and established foreign policy professionals.

[[FP professionals interested in writing with Charged Affairs, please email chargedaffairs@ypfp.org.]]

While we generally publish op-ed style analyses, members can also submit interviews, book reviews or response pieces. If you wish to submit anything other than an op-ed, please email chargedaffairs@ypfp.org. All submissions should be between 700-850 words in length – if this is impossible for your idea feel free to contact us to discuss.

Incoming submissions will be judged for their quality, originality, relevance, and suitability. Regardless of acceptance, an editor will provide YPFP members with feedback for improvement. If your submission is chosen for publication, an editor will contact you to work toward a final draft. Please note the process from submission to publication can take up to a month, depending on editor work load and how polished your initial submission is. Submissions must not implicitly or explicitly engage in any third party promotion. All work must be your original, unpublished work, free of factual errors and plagiarism.

Please include your name, article title, and a short bio. Make sure to include a 1-2 links to an image related to your article, with usable licensing (open source or creative commons license.) Submissions must not implicitly or explicitly engage in any third-party promotion. All work must be your original, unpublished work, free of factual errors and plagiarism.

By submitting to Charged Affairs, you affirm that your submission has not been published elsewhere. Please notify us if you have submitted your article elsewhere, or if you do while it is under consideration by us.   you grant it and YPFP copyright over the article, unless other arrangements have been explicitly made. Furthermore, by submitting to Charged Affairs you agree to our Terms of Use and Intellectual Independence policies.

Style guidelines can be accessed below.