Foreign Affairs covers a broad range of topics related to U.S. foreign policy and global affairs. It strives to present clear thinking by knowledgeable observers on important issues, written in English that can be read with ease and pleasure by both professionals and a broad general audience.
We publish six print issues each year, and we publish a number of Web-only articles on our website every weekday. Articles in the print edition tend to be longer, broader in scope, and less dependent for relevance on news events; articles on the website tend to be shorter, more narrowly focused, and more directly connected to news events.
We welcome pitches and unsolicited manuscripts, considering them on a rolling basis rather than according to a fixed editorial calendar. The best guide to what we are looking for, in terms of both substance and style, is what we have already published, so prospective authors should start by browsing our archives. All submissions should be accompanied by full contact information and a brief note describing the author's current and past positions, recent publications, and relevant experience. We rely mainly on authors to ensure the accuracy of information in their pieces; although our articles do not include footnotes, contributors should be able to provide appropriate citations for any facts or quotations their submissions contain. Unless otherwise informed, we assume any piece submitted to us is being offered exclusively and that no piece accepted for publication will be published elsewhere simultaneously in any form without our knowledge.
Visit our submissions page to upload and manage your submission(s). Please note that we no longer accept submissions via email. Editorial inquiries only can be sent via email (to [email protected]) or regular mail (to Foreign Affairs, Editorial Department, 58 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065).