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Would you like to write for us?

December 12, 2011 by

Mises Daily features shorter articles (700–3000 words) that employ Austrian theory and practice to illuminate current or historical events. These articles, which reach 20,000 subscribers in their inboxes every day, require clarity of thought and exposition. They are permanently archived and eventually reach hundreds of thousands. The more steeped in the Austrian tradition, the better. Footnotes are fine but not required; internal links are much preferred.

Please send submissions to editor@mises.org.

{ 8 comments }

Eric M. Staib December 12, 2011 at 12:38 pm

If you would like to but are nervous, go for it! Jonathan M.F. Catalan will tell you the same thing.

Rejections are private, so there’s no embarrassment if you fail a few times, and the editors definitely help you focus your writing. Who else but Mises.org would have published my articles about a free market for orphans? (Which are still the accomplishment of which I’m most proud.) :-)

[Just be prepared for a few pieces of hate mail.]

Eric M. Staib December 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm

My biggest regret over the past two years, in fact, has been drifting away from my writing here.

Oklahoma Libertarian December 12, 2011 at 12:43 pm

If you’d like to but are nervous, go for it! Jonathan M.F. Catalan will probably tell you the same thing.

Rejections are private, so there’s no embarrassment if you fail a couple times, and the editors definitely help you improve and focus your writing. Who else but Mises.org would have published my articles about a free market in orphans? (Which are still the accomplishment of which I’m most proud, btw; the feeling of seeing your name on the front page and reading as people like, dislike, and argue over your work is awesome.)

Wheylous December 12, 2011 at 6:12 pm

I have been interested in Standard Oil for some time now and whether it was indeed “big bad business.” I’ve written an article for the Mises Wiki on the issue (http://wiki.mises.org/wiki/Standard_Oil) and analyzed accusations against it. While my research has certainly grown beyond what any school curriculum could hope to cover, I do believe that in pursuit of academic integrity I should read more sources before writing a much longer article (including the original Ida Tarbell book).

Given the basic overview of my analysis seen in the article linked above, do you believe that such an article would have a chance at acceptance by the Mises Daily? I’d love to contribute (alright, I’ll admit to a profit motive here: having my name somewhere on the website ;) )

Dave Albin December 12, 2011 at 6:31 pm

I’ve written 3 daily articles, and I am always thinking of topics for new ones (which isn’t hard if you simply read the current news). I can also say that I was rejected once, and it is no embarrassment or anything else – usually it simply doesn’t meet the current needs of Mises Daily staff.

I have had the satisfaction of the articles leading to nice discussions with people over e-mail, people who you come to know. If some cases, these are professors or other people who could even advance your education or career.

Niko December 13, 2011 at 1:34 am

What format (pdf, doc, html etc.)? Is there a template for it?

Joel Poindexter December 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm

.docx is the preferred format. Just use your word processor’s default font and start writing. You’ll notice from reading other articles that many formats are accepted. Some use footnotes, hyperlinks or none at all, some are divided into sections, others are just a simple essay.

Dave Albin’s right about articles leading to great discussions, whether here in comments, on facebook, or through e-mail.

Troy Camplin December 14, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Actually, any time you want, feel free to head over to Austrian Economics and Literature at http://theliteraryorder.blogspot.com and grab anything you want (that I wrote — there are several co-bloggers there, and I won’t speak for them all) and bring it over here. Or, if you find something you like, but think needs more development, let me know, and I’ll be happy to do it.

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