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 we publish is intended for an informed but non-academic audience.
  • Pure Memoir – Personal nonfiction is accepted, but should include some connection to broader regional/international issues.
  • Partisan Advocacy – The Review will not publish pieces that advocate for the election of specific political candidates or parties, nor will it entertain ad hominem attacks on policymakers.


  • The article as plain text in the submission email body is preferred.
  • Quotes, statistics and all other claims should be accurately sourced and hyperlinked.
  • 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, not writing that could be found on the front page or op/ed sections of the New York Times, or The Washington Post.