Young Professionals in Foreign Policy accepts submissions on an open basis, and publishes content in a variety of formats, including blog posts, interviews, videos, long articles, and academic essays. You can expect to hear back from an editor in 24 to 48 hours.
Before submitting content to YPFP, please review the following:
- Using correct grammar is critical. We are interested in authors who can compose salient and grammatically correct sentences.
- Read the content on YPFP’s website first. It is a reliable guide to the level of quality that we expect.
- Write as if the world is your audience. There are more than 10,000 YPFP members around the globe. Write in a way that makes someone in Sao Paulo care about what is happening in Ulan Bator.
- Entertain us with something unexpected. Wit, new data, original research, and personal anecdotes go a long way.
- Avoid legalese, techo-babble, and jargon. Our readers are not exclusively foreign policy wonks. Be sure to define your terms.
- Cite sources and include hyperlinks. YPFP’s editors will fact-check all of your claims. We have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to plagiarism.
- Include a title, your name, and bio. Remember these important details. Bios should not be longer than two or three sentences.
- Titles should be engaging and succinct. Six to ten words will suffice.
- Left-align all text, including headers. This makes publishing your work easier.
- Hyperlink the subject of a sentence, instead of the entire sentence.
- For blogs and shorter pieces, please keep your submissions between 200 and 600 words. Longer articles are also accepted.
- Stick with common fonts. Arial is easier on the eyes than Wingdings.
Questions? No problem. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.