Submit Your Work

Applications are now closed for the 2018-2019 edition. Please check back in the Spring of 2019 for information on how to submit for the 2019-2020 edition.

The George Washington University Historical Review is now accepting submissions for our 2018 Edition

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.
  • You must be available throughout summer to make revisions to your submission.


Please send your submissions to [email protected] by 11:59 PM June 1, 2018 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.