Submit Your Work

Applications for the 2017 Issue are now closed. Please check back in Spring 2018 for submission information for the next issue. 

Papers must follow the guidelines below:

  • Submissions must be from an undergraduate student at GW. Recent graduates may submit work completed prior to graduation. Papers must be of outstanding quality, such as those that received a grade of A- or higher in a course at GW. 
  • Submissions must focus on engaging historical topics.
  • Submissions cannot have been previously published anywhere.
  • Papers must be no longer than 7,500 words double-spaced excluding the bibliography and footnotes, but do still attach the bibliography and notes. Research essays are preferable, but analytical pieces will also be considered.
  • Chicago-Style citations are required.


Please send your submissions to with “Essay Submission” in the subject line. In the body of your email please include:

  • Your name and year.
  • The class and professor for which the paper was originally written (if applicable).
  • The date the paper was submitted to the class.