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Guidelines for contributors about Bad Subjects articles, including language, style and length.

Bad Subjects welcomes articles in a diverse international range of perspectives. All articles should follow these guidelines:

  • Originality: We publish original materials.
  • Translation: We publish English, Spanish, French submissions in the original languages. Accepted articles submitted in multiple languages will be published in each language.
  • Length: Articles typically run 2,000 to 3,500 words.
  • Language: Articles must employ accessible language.
  • Citations: Do not use footnotes or bibliography. If citations are needed, cite within the essay text. However, all sources for ideas must be attributed within the text.
  • Submissions: No abstracts or queries. Send the full text of your article as an attachment, in Microsoft Word, RTF or XHTML formats.
  • Reprints: Only rarely does Bad Subjects reprint previously-published materials, and then only with good cause. Any reprint material requires express permission from the original publishers, or proof that the author retained copyright.
  • Calls for articles: Calls for all current issues are available in the News section of this website.
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Bad Subjects #92: TBD

Please watch this space for call for contributions to the next issue. However, submissions are welcome at any time, and essays, Reviews and even guest Editorials will be considered.

Submissions should be written with a scholarly tone, but accessible to a wide audience, and footnotes are discouraged. Please become familiar with the publication (our rich archive!) and its general range of articles before submission. Quality submissions outside of this issue's theme will be considered. Send your pieces to submissions.badsubjects@gmail.com . Please submit essays in .rtf or .doc format. Authors do not have to submit graphics to accompany their pieces, however, if you choose to do so, please send as a JPEG no larger than 6", at 72 or 96 dpi.

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