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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 material.

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 magazine.

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.


We have no hard and fast rules when it comes to submissions. However we do prefer to have advance notice of any material you intend to send, whatever the method of delivery (post, email etc).

Our preference is for text material to be sent on a disc (CD-ROM) as a basic Word text document with as little formatting as possible. The font used should be basic Times New Roman. There should be no fancy fonts or layouts in the document. And there should be no pictures, tables or forms embedded in it.

Our preference for images is for them to be sent on a disc (CD-ROM) in standard jpeg or tiff format. They should be high resolution files of at least 200dpi (300dpi is best). This makes picture files quite large - typically between 5mb and 25mb in size.

However, we also accept typewritten hardcopy, provided it is legible and even some handwritten pages if they are easy to read and we can transcribe them without too much difficulty. We also accept standard photographs and drawings which we scan onto the computer and then send the originals back to you.

We run stories, features and articles ranging from just a few paragraphs long up to 5,000 words. If you have a longer feature (over 5,000 words) it may need to be serialised into several issues of the magazine.

We urge contributors never to send precious original documents and photos through the post. Wherever possible always send good quality copies and retain the originals, which can often be priceless. If you really must send original materials then ensure they are securely packaged and send them by Recorded Delivery to ensure they arrive safely.

If you want your material mailed back to you after publication, please enclose sufficient return postage to cover its return.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your ideas or materials with us please contact the editor - his contact details are on our Contact page.


We strongly advise all potential contributors to read the following information regarding submissions. All potential contributors should be aware from the outset that we do not offer payment for submissions or payment on publication, neither do we charge contributors for publication. All material submitted for publication is accepted on the basis of 'publication free of restraint' - this means the publisher has the right to edit any work submitted (including cropping and masking images and to edit or alter texts, features, articles and stories). And to publish submitted material not only in THE GREAT WAR magazine but also in any other GREAT WAR related media (being media that carries the GREAT WAR name / brand / logo etc) such as electronic media (for example - but not exclusive to - e-books and e-reader style downloads etc) which is published by Great Northern Publishing (the publisher). Submission of material to THE GREAT WAR implies the implicit consent of the contributor to these terms and conditions. Submission for publication provides THE GREAT WAR (Great Northern Publishing) with reproduction / publishing rights and permissions on the terms and conditions stated previously, but does not transfer copyright ownership of the contributor's work to THE GREAT WAR (Great Northern Publishing). The contribution of material to THE GREAT WAR is not 'exclusive' and contributors are still free to submit and publish the submitted material elsewhere without restraint.

Terms & Conditions: 01.08.2001

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