Write for Us

We gladly accept guest articles, transcripts, and book reviews from serious voices in the community wishing to contribute to the dialogue about the legacy of US and allied operations in the Middle East and Afghanistan, submitted through the form below. Of course, the best way to determine whether your article is suitable for publication is to read other original pieces on this website.


The journal does not represent a single viewpoint, and we encourage authors with any opinion to submit their work, as long as claims are supported with research. Authors submitting their original, unpublished work to be considered for publication in The Post-War Watch should review this section to make sure their article meets our “nuts-and-bolts” criteria.

  • We accept ready-to-go original works. Please do not send us drafts for comments or suggestions; we are understaffed, and cannot provide feedback. Moreover, if your draft is “good enough” it may get published as is, which could come as an unpleasant surprise. You can send your article to us using the form below. We will not review pitches or inquiries regarding articles — only completed works.
  • You must represent and warrant that you are the sole copyright holder of the original work or are otherwise duly authorized to act irrevocably on behalf of the copyright holder(s).
  • Articles should be 800-1,200 words, but articles of any length will be reviewed for publication. We reserve the right to make minor editorial alterations to your article to conform to length or style requirements; however, we do not have the resources for rigorous editing, and thus we urge you to make sure there are no typos or grammatical errors in your article before you submit it for publication. There is no need for parenthetical or footnote citations (embedded hyperlinks to online articles are greatly appreciated, though). Please allow us 2 days to review your submission and reach a decision. We try to guarantee a timely response because we greatly appreciate your work.
  • You, as the author, retain sole copyright to your contribution, which means that you are free to use your work and its derivatives elsewhere. However, if you are published in The Post-War Watch, we would appreciate if you recognize first publication in any future citations.
  • We also are happy to accept original transcripts of interviews conducted by the author.


We accept ‘Letters to the Editor’ from serious voices. Send all letters using the form below — we reserve the right to edit these letters for length, civility, and clarity. Letters should be no more than 350 words in length.


We do now accept unsolicited book reviews on a case-by-case basis. Please include your own short biographical information with any book review submission.


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