Write for Us


We always welcome new writers for the Discerning History blog! We are interested in a wide variety of content, including:

  • Long form research articles
  • Historical-related news
  • Photo essays
  • Book reviews
  • Interesting primary sources

We are interested in authors with high quality original writing they are looking to share with our audience. Emails asking for backlinks to your own site or propositions for the use of your content creation services will be deleted without response.

Please contact us with your idea, and an editor will get in communication with you shortly. Please be aware that we do not offer payment for articles at this time.

By submitting content for publication on Discerning History, you grant us the right to publish it with editorial changes as may be required.


Writing Guidelines

  • We only publish writings that are the original work of the author. You may submit work that has already been published elsewhere, but do let us known when submitting your paper.
  • We require that research papers be documented with footnotes. Please use Chicago Style.
  • Please include a short author biography to be included with the article. You may include a link to your website in your bio.


Book Reviews

If you are an author or publisher with a non-fiction historical book that you us to review, please contact us. Be aware that reviews may be critical. We do only honest, scholarly reviews, not paid endorsements.


Sponsored Posts

Discerning History does not typically run sponsored guest posts. But we do consider propositions for content that is relevant, useful and interesting to our audience.