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Submitting to The Imaginative Conservative


If you are interested in submitting to The Imaginative Conservative, please first send a short summary of your proposed essay and a short professional biography to Alyssa Barnes: Proposed essays should be on subjects of interest to readers of The Imaginative Conservative and should not be opposed to our general worldview. We prefer essays in the range of 1,500—3,500 words, though longer essays will be considered.

Please note that we insist on maintaining a tone of civility in our journal. Though we appreciate sharp humor, please keep in mind that part of our mission is to raise the tone of intellectual exchange and to persuade, not alienate, others. Thus, for instance, ideas or people we oppose are generally not to be deemed “evil” or “insane.” We keep in mind the Biblical injunction to “come, let us reason together.”

Finally, keep in mind that we generally frown upon essays written in the first-person voice that relate personal experiences of the author, as we believe that our readers are primarily interested in the subjects and stories of the essays themselves, rather than the life of the storyteller.


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