Submit a blog post

What are we looking for?

We are looking for excellent student essays and dissertation excerpts, short commentaries, book reviews, personal narratives and creative work for our Blog. We welcome submissions on a rolling basis from all disciplines on contemporary social, economic, political, environmental, humanitarian and security issues and how they relate to the theme of responsibility. Please get in touch if you are unsure whether your work meets our admissibility criteria.

Blog posts take the form of analytical pieces and commentaries related to the issues outlined above and their relation to the theme of responsibility.

Book reviews must engage with works whose topic can be connected to the notion of responsibility, though this connection does not need to be explicit in the original text. The book under review must be published recently (within the last year of submission) or be a seminal text in its field. In the latter case the review or commentary must discuss the relevance and influence of the text.

Personal narratives and creative works can include personal accounts and experiences, photography, poetry, songs/music and videography, but are not limited to these categories.

All submissions should adhere to the general author guidelines outlined below and be submitted to along with a completed submission form.

Author guidelines

Word count: Blog posts should be between 800-1,500 words. Creative work may be shorter.

Referencing: Where possible, include hyperlinks. Otherwise, please use the Harvard referencing style.

Plagiarism: If your manuscript was written as part of a course assessment, we advise you to submit it to the Responsibility Collective after it has been marked so that you do not plagiarise yourself.

Language: Submissions must be in English. If you would like to submit a piece but do not feel confident enough with your level of English, please get in touch. Our editorial team will be happy to work with you to refine your work and provide further guidance.

Formatting: Please use subheadings to structure your manuscript if needed. You must also include a suggested title with your submission. Any images included must be your own original work. Detailed formatting is done later in the editing process, once a submission is accepted.