Realist Review Submission Guidelines

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What We Want:

The Realist Review is primarily interested in written commentary or analysis that expresses a perspective on policies or developments in international affairs and diplomacy.

Minimum: 800 words

Maximum: 1500 words

Other forms of content, such as journalism or audio/visual media, will be accepted on a case-by-case basis according to the editor’s discretion.

What We Don’t Want:

  • Academic Papers: The writing published by the Realist Review is intended for an informed but non-academic audience. This means writers should, at all costs, avoid the use of obscure phrases or excessively lengthy sentences.
  • Pure Memoir: Personal nonfiction is accepted on a rare basis and should include an unmistakable connection to broader regional/international issues. In general, writers should avoid using the first or second person voice in articles wherever possible.
  • Partisan Advocacy – The Realist Review will not publish pieces that advocate for the election of specific political candidates or parties, nor will it entertain personal attacks on policymakers.


  • The article as plain text in the submission email body is preferred.
  • Quotations, statistics and all other measurable claims should be hyperlinked to a reputable source.
  • Submissions should be free, for the most part, of grammatical and spelling mistakes.
  • Journalistic pieces should abide by standards explained in .
  • We intend to publish work that represents your unique voice and perspective. The Editorial Team will use its discretion to decide if a proposed article is worth publication and what revisions are necessary.

A Special Note from the Editor-in-Chief

The writer George Orwell published an essay titled “Politics and the English Language” in 1946. Orwell recommended six simple rules for improving any piece of written English language. Authors who apply these excellent rules to their article draft before submission will drastically improve their odds of being published on the Realist Review.