Write for us

You can contribute articles to Ancient World Magazine. This page gives an overview of what we’re looking for, what you can send us, and how things are arranged with respect to copyright and so forth. If you have any questions or comments, you can contact us via the regular channels.

While formal education in the fields of ancient history, Classics or archaeology is highly recommended, it’s not absolutely mandatory, provided that you know your stuff. As far as topics are concerned, almost anything goes as long as it’s related to the ancient world in some way.

Please do not send us complete articles. Instead, send us a brief proposal, with a title and an outline of what you want to write about. If we haven’t been in touch before, please also include a short profile about yourself and why you’re qualified to write the proposed article.

As far as articles are concerned, here are the ground rules:

  • Any proposed articles must be be based on original work: no plagiarism!
  • Authors naturally retain the copyright to their submitted materials.
  • Authors grant Ancient World Magazine a non-exclusive licence to publish the submitted article.
  • Articles, once published, will not be removed: in principle, they remain on the website in perpetuity.
  • Authors agree not to republish the submitted article elsewhere, either online or offline, for a period of no less than four months.
  • If an author decides to have an article republished elsewhere, they should inform Ancient World Magazine about this beforehand.

If you submit an article for publication on this website, you agree to the rules laid out above.

Be aware that all submissions are reviewed by members of our regular team and, if accepted, may be edited before publication.

Unfortunately, we cannot at present pay contributors for their work. We hope that this will change eventually as Ancient World Magazine continues to grow. If you want to help us financially, you can become a supporter.

Send your proposal(s) to submissions@ancientworldmagazine.com.