Submission Guidelines


The Kennedy School Review website accepts pitches on a rolling basis, year-round at

The KSR website features op-eds, interviews, and commentary on pressing policy-related issues and current events. Articles should be between approximately 500 and 900 words, and authors will receive editing support from the KSR team. We welcome potential submissions from both within and outside the Kennedy School of Government. We also welcome video and other media content.

Below are a few writing prompts for inspiration on any policy issue:

  • What about this issue do most people (or media) miss, misunderstand, or misrepresent? What do readers need to know to more fully or accurately understand the issue?
  • What makes this issue particularly important at this point in time or in a certain geography? How can policymakers address these context-specific hurdles?
  • Is this issue a cyclical/chronic issue? Why does it resist a sustainable solution?
  • Who is most harmed or benefited by this issue? Is it the group you would suspect, or a less obvious group?

New to op-ed writing? This resource from the HKS Communications Program offers helpful pointers.

Please submit pitches or drafts to



The window for pitches for the 2018 edition of the Kennedy School Review is now closed.

The Kennedy School Review looks for timely, provocative articles that will influence policymakers and practitioners and stimulate public debate. If you have an idea for a long-form feature, op-ed, interview, illustration, or other kind of policy piece, we want to hear it!

Print journal pitches should include:

  • The type of article you’d like to write (e.g., long-form feature, interview, book review)
  • An abstract or concept of your proposed piece
  • Any future plans for research or interviews

Writing for the print journal is a great way hone your professional writing skills, and past print authors have successfully leveraged their work when reaching out to future employers. Additionally, copies will be sent to decision-makers across a broad range of domestic and international organizations.

If you have any questions, please email