Write For Us
We welcome article proposals and guest posts from writers. A relevant professional or academic background is highly encouraged. Articles published by Magna Celtae must meet our rigorous standards for quality and accuracy.
We accept submissions for articles covering a range of subjects and time periods, provided that they all have some unique significance to the study of Celtic languages, cultures, histories, or identities. For example, topics like the portrayal of Celts in Hollywood film, the reception of Celtic music in Ireland, the history of Scottish poetry, and the lifestyles of Gaelic-speaking communities in Canada are all welcome.
The very idea of "Celtic" culture and linguistic families is a relatively modern construct through which to examine a somewhat arbitrary collection of European languages and cultural phenomena. As such, we are interested in seeing submissions which take the time to examine our pre-existing notions of Celticism.
Please read our submissions guidelines below for more information on how to write for Magna Celtae.
We accept article proposals and abstracts for publication in our blog, our online magazine, and in Celtae, our quarterly magazine. We will consider complete articles, but we advise writers to submit proposals before completing an article in case it is not accepted or major editing is required.
All proposals must include a brief bio or professional background for the author, a short summary of the article, and its approximate length.
We do allow articles published on Magna Celtae to be republished, with a few restrictions. Articles can be republished 3 months after their original publication, provided that the author notifies the editors of Magna Celtae first.
The republished article must credit Magna Celtae as the original publisher and provide a link back to the original publication (if possible).
For more information about your legal rights and obligations, see our terms & conditions.
Guidelines for all submissions
All submissions must be written in native or bilingual level English. If they were not originally written or published in English, they must be translated into clear, grammatically correct English. Submissions with incomprehensible English, or grammar and spelling that is difficult to decipher, will be rejected.
Authors must provide a full bibliography with each submission. Sources must be up to our standards of credibility and quality. Academic books and articles are preferred to pop-history books or online encyclopedias, but each source will be evaluated on its own merit. In-line citations are encouraged, and quotations require full citation. Keep in mind that we generally do not publish footnotes or endnotes due to the difficulty in formatting these for our purposes.
Magna Celtae is intended for a wide audience of all audience, including laypeople, students, and academics. Submissions are generally expected to be accessible to non-specialists, and should be written for a high-school level audience. At the same time, we encourage authors not to oversimplify their articles by glossing over important details. Instead, complex ideas should be concisely explained with the expectation that the reader may be unfamiliar with them.
We maintain the right to reject any submission, for any reason, according the discretion of the editorial team.
Publish an article in Magna Celtae's quarterly magazine
OPEN UNTIL SEPT 2019
Celtae is geared more towards general interests than Magna Celtae's other projects, and we welcome pieces on a wider range of topics. For example, we are interested in things like columns on the contemporary significance of Gaelic to a particular community or features on the modern history of Celtic music, in addition to pieces on archaeology or heritage conservation.
Submissions can take the form of articles, columns, interviews, or features on timely topics like exhibits, historical sites, and media releases.
Each issue of Celtae has a limited number of articles. Articles should be between 2000 - 4000 words, the final count will be determined by the editor. As the editorial process can take time, we encourage authors to submit early so that their articles have a better chance of making it into an issue.
Be focused. Articles in Celtae should focus around a central theme, topic, or event to avoid becoming too messy or complicated.
Write for Magna Celtae's blog
Blog posts should be at least 1000 words long, and no more than 2500 unless otherwise agreed upon. Authors can pitch an idea for a series of blog posts to cover a more complex topic.
Blog posts can be written in a more casual tone than other article submissions, but they should still be scholarly and well sourced.
Authors are welcome to republish articles from their personal blogs or websites, and we will include proper backlinks and a mention of where the article was originally published.
Images, like photos or infographics, are not necessary but they are strongly encouraged. Proposals should include some ideas for illustrations, but the editors can select illustrations on their own if necessary. There is no guarantee that all of the submitted illustrations or resources will be published in the event that the submitted article is.
Write for Magna Celtae's Online Magazine
Articles for Celtae Online should be between 2500 and 3000 words, and should otherwise be very similar to submissions to Celtae.
Reviews of both academic books and popular media like film and videogames are an especially good fit for Celtae Online. If a submission is rejected for Celtae, it may still be published on Celtae Online.
Submit An Abstract
Please be in touch if you have any questions or need further information. You can reach us for queries or submissions by filling out the form below, or via email.
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