The Great War is constantly
seeking any and all suitable material for publication in future issues.
The Great War magazine is
happy to accept contributions on all aspects of the Great War covering the period 1914 to 1919 (includes the period after the war and deals with such things as the Relief of Archangel and Russia, and repatriation of troops etc). No area or
topic is excluded.
We welcome contributions both large and small from everyone
and you do not have to be an academic, historian or researcher to send in
We are not an academic-based magazine
and are not seeking in-depth historical essays or debates, etc. We have
firmly rooted the magazine in the personal stories of those who served, and we
intend to continue in this vein.
Although we have included our general submission guidelines below, we
are always happy to accept all material, no matter how it is supplied, provided
it is legible. Priority is always given to subscribers, but non subscribers are
welcome to submit material too.
If you have family, company, battalion,
regimental, unit, ship, squadron or any other kind of Great War material in the
form of diaries, letters, postcards, photographs, etc., we would be delighted
to hear from you.
Sadly, many families now believe there
is little interest in the few bits of material they may have in the attic, an
old shoe box, or in family albums. Or that because the material they have would
not make a book, no one would want to read or see it. That is not the case -
this is exactly the kind of material we are constantly searching for.
Such family material does not just have
to include the military, as we publish material related to the home front,
hospitals, nurses, support workers, animal welfare organisations, munitions
workers and factories, etc., etc., in fact anything at all from anyone who
lived through the war years.
We would specifically like to hear from any
Regimental, Military, Naval or Air museums or organisations/associations who
have archive material (no matter how slight and incomplete) relating to the
period 1914-1919. Many smaller museums are unable for financial
reasons to publish their archive material and so it ends up being locked away,
never to see the light of day unless someone happens upon it by chance or in
the course of research.
We are more than happy to transcribe original
material and provide typescripts - at no cost - to those museums who would like
this work undertaken and who would like to see some of that material published
in the magazine. If you have any connection with such a museum or
archive collection please let them know that the magazine is always happy to
hear from them.
We would also greatly welcome material
from overseas (outside the UK), provided it is in English. Any person from any
country or nationality is welcome to submit material to the
We regret we are unable to pay for
submissions at this time.
All contributors receive a copy of the issue their work appears in.
We no longer accept any unsolicited material, be it text or image, as email
attachments due to the constant threat of a virus download without the editor first being
contacted and discussing the various options available for submitting material.
We are not interested in work from academics and historians looking to expound their own views and opinions - but welcome such contributors seeking to submit historical and well researched material.
Our advice to potential contributors is always to see a copy or more of the magazine before submitting material as our style and tone are specific to the magazine and the way we present our stories to our readers.