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Prospective writers may either submit a short proposal for an article or a fully-written piece. It is recommended to submit a proposal prior to developing an idea (see below for guidelines).

 

Exceptions may be made for pre-written, unpublished essays which directly respond to the theme of an upcoming issue. Please get in touch directly with the editorial team if you are looking to publish previously completed research including academic essays and dissertations.    

 

Guidelines for Proposals

 

Proposals can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed by the editorial team on a rolling basis.

 

Proposals should be submitted in the following format:

 

1. Name, date of birth and address

2. Proposed title of the article

3. A summary of your idea (max. 250 words)

4. Links to previous work you have published, or pdfs of any previous writing if available (academic or non-academic)

Once a proposal is accepted, writers should adhere to the guidelines below to complete their article. Having a proposal accepted does not guarantee the article will be published. Articles must be accepted for publication through our peer-review system.

 

Guidelines for Articles

 

Style

 

Articles should be written in simple prose and where possible use a truly

investigative style. Overly persuasive writing based on unfounded evidence will not be published. Writers are encouraged to think creatively about issues, pursue in-depth examination of the evidence and, where possible, string together original conclusions.   

 

Word Length

 

Articles may be any length. For standard articles, the recommended length is between 3,000-12,000 words, but we will accept proposals for shorter pieces. Longer articles may be published as stand alone pieces.

 

Referencing

 

Articles must be referenced according to the guidelines below in order to be accepted for publication:

 

Books

1. Kafka F (2014). Letter to My Father in The Essential Kafka. 1st ed. Translated by Williams J. Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions.

2. Murakami H (2009). IQ84, 1st. ed. Translated by Rubin J and Gabriel P in 2011. Great Britain: Harvill Secker, pg. 155-157

Magazines

1. Richmond S (2019). 'Isn't that what it's about?', Letters, London Review of Books, Vol. 41, No.9, pg 4.

Online articles

1. Kotter J (2006). The Power of Stories. Forbes, (online). 

Available at: http://www.forbes.com/2006/04/12/power-of-stories-oped-cx_jk_0412kotter.html. (Accessed 01 May 2019).

2. Nijdam D, Rood T, Westhoek H (2012). The price of protein: Review of land use and carbon footrpints from life cycle assessments of animal food products and their subsitutes. Food Policy. 37: 760-770​

Format

Proposals and articles should be sent as Word documents or similar to watershed.editor@gmail.com

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