Thank you for your interest in submitting to Informed Comment.
Whether you are a reporter, academic, photographer, or video producer, Informed Comment a good site at which to have one’s work seen and distributed. Readership is hard to estimate because email forwarding and mirroring cannot easily be measured, but the site gets millions of page views each year. It is well read in policy circles and among foreign policy and area studies thinkers.
We are especially interested in experienced reporters or academics with original information or interviews on Middle Eastern politics and US foreign policy, and in experienced reporters or academics writing about primarily the Middle Eastern and US dimensions of religion, human rights, women’s rights, workers’ rights, and religious discrimination, and energy and climate change. We are not currently looking for freelance writing on Africa, Pakistan or India.
We seek out topical, original opinion pieces that make a single point and run 800-1000 words. We are currently able to pay an honorarium of $100 (via Paypal only).
Please note: Submissions via the contact form must contain information about the author, establishing his or her bona fides. Inexperienced writers are discouraged from submitting, and we cannot reply to authors who do not introduce themselves professionally and credibly. Also note that Juan Cole is a Middle East expert only wants to publish the best writing on that subject; academics and journalists with experience on the ground are best placed here, and he values language knowledge.
Publishers who would like to have an entry mirrored at Informed Comment are welcome to inquire, and would receive a link back and credit.
Likewise, IC has had success in bringing books to the attention of readers by offering authors the opportunity to write an op-ed on some burning issue in the day’s headlines that is related to the book. If you are a publisher or author looking to publicize a recent title, please submit via the form below. Please note, however, that we are not looking for book summaries or synopses, but rather, an original opinion piece.
Please use this Contact Form for submissions.