If you have not been previously published in The Imaginative Conservative, please first send a short summary of your proposed essay and a short professional biography to the editorial board: editors@TheImaginativeConservative.org. Proposed essays should be on subjects of interest to readers of The Imaginative Conservative. We have a preference for essays in the range of 1,500—3,000 words, though longer essays are welcome.

At this time we are encouraging submission of essays on American history, and American constitutionalism. 

Please note that if you have not been previously published in The Imaginative Conservative, we ask that you only submit one essay at a time and that you wait for a publication decision before submitting a second.

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. We keep in mind the Biblical injunction to “come, let us reason together.”

We reserve the exclusive right to choose titles for all our essays, and that our policy is not to return prepared essays to authors for final approval, unless there are major changes made to content.

Thank you.