Submit to the Blog!

Thank you for your interest in submitting content to Brief Policy Perspectives. Submissions are open to any member of the Trachtenberg School community, including current students, staff, faculty, and alumni. To submit an article, please fill out this form.

Submission guidelines:

  • Please limit your submission to no more than 1000 words unless you receive prior approval from the editorial team.
  • Keep the focus on policy not politics.
    1. A good question to keep in mind when writing your article is “What are the policy implications?”
    2. We will accept submissions that discuss the political feasibility of a getting a policy initiative passed, or that discuss different partisan approaches to a issue.
    3. We will not accept overtly political and partisan content.
  • Write about something you are passionate about!  Brief Policy Perspectives should be considered a forum to educate and inform others about a policy area that’s important to you.
  • Be respectful.  We hope the content on Brief Policy Perspectives generates debate and exchange of ideas, just remember to keep it civil.

The following is a non-comprehensive list of content currently accepted by Brief Policy Perspectives:

  • Opinion and editorial pieces on existing or forthcoming policy and legislative proposals from agencies, government bodies, think tanks, non-profit organizations, NGOs, and INGOs.
  • Policy briefs:  Your policy brief should contain a short summary of the issue, the relevant policy options to deal with the issue, and a recommended “best” option.  You may also want to list resources where readers can find out more about the issue.
  • Article reviews: Like book reviews, but for long form articles (think feature pieces in something like The Atlantic or the New York Times Magazine).  If you submit an article review, please include a link to the article you are reviewing in your submission.
  • Event Recaps (speeches, debates, lectures, hearings, etc.): If you attend a policy related event we’d love to hear about it.  The write-up of your event should include things like who the speakers/presenters were, what issues were discussed, any particularly interesting questions that were asked, how the speakers/presenters were received, as well as anything else you found noteworthy.
  • Interviews: If you submit an interview please make sure to indicate when an answer was paraphrased versus a verbatim quote.

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