Both Political Animal Magazine and Political Animal Press welcome submissions.
Short works, such as articles or book reviews, should be directed to Political Animal Magazine, while proposals for full-length books should be directed to Political Animal Press. See below for more details.
Political Animal Magazine
Political Animal Magazine is currently seeking articles for our online site. We have a broad focus on the intersection of politics, political theory, and society. Topics that we cover include political philosophy, current events, public policy, international affairs, legal theory, literary studies, and more. Almost every field, point of view, ideological bent, or method of inquiry is potentially of interest to us.
Our mission is to elevate the quality of contemporary political discourse by providing a forum for the examination, discussion, and debate of political and social issues with level of depth and sophistication that is presently absent in the mainstream media, as well as with a kind of candor and informality that is absent in academic media.
We welcome original articles, as well as works in progress, and revisions of previously written pieces. Some of the works we have published were written with an online audience in mind, others were adapted from academic papers.
Our aim is to publish work that will appeal to academic, professional, and general audiences. Our authors include faculty, practitioners, serious non-professionals, activists and observers, and students.
The articles will be their own justification: if the work addresses its subject in a sufficiently interesting and thoughtful manner, we will publish it. All styles and formats are welcome, from essays to book reviews, advocacy pieces to satire. Other sorts of media such as infographics or videos are also welcome.
Articles can be anywhere from 500-2000 words in length, but we will consider other lengths or formats.
No particular style is required, and articles need not adhere to scholarly form or conventions. For more information, please contact:
Submissions can be sent for review to:
Political Animal Press
Political Animal Press is an independent publisher, founded in 2017, based in Toronto and Chicago. We produce high-quality physical and electronic books that appeal to both academic and general audiences.
Our small team of editors and book designers give each project detailed and individual attention, from editing to marketing. Our connection to Political Animal Magazine and its readership gives us an effective, targetted marketing channel in addition to our relationships with bookstores, universities, and online vendors.
Our publishing program concentrates on the humanites, primarily in the areas of political philosophy, politics and political science, philosophy, social criticism, religious studies, and the history of ideas. Our general outlook can be expressed by the Roman adage: humani nihil a me alienum (nothing human is alien to me).
We are a client publisher of the University of Toronto Press.
Submissions can be sent for review to the same email as for the magazine: