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Ernest Hemingway's Typewriter
Ernest Hemingway's Typewriter
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What to Submit

If you like our work, we invite you to contribute to our blog! Under the heading Voluntariness: History, Society, and Theory, we critically engage with observations, phenomena, discourses and practices of past and present revolving around voluntariness. To keep our blog community constantly growing we are always looking for new writers and we invite you to share thoughts and insights from your research and projects. We seek to offer a wide range of articles and topics addressing both an academic audience and the public at large. We prefer posts that do without too much theoretical jargon and appeal to readers who might not be experts in every specialism. If your research connects to our fields of interest and you feel eager to write a piece that presents your academic research in an easy-to-follow style, please consider the remarks below and contact us via Email or our “Volunteer Now!” form. We are looking forward to come back to you as soon as possible.

Formal Requirements

Texts on our blog are published monthly in English (U.S. spelling) and should be no longer than 1,200 words, in line with the online format. When submitting your initial ideas (with an abstract of no more than 200 words), please include a note on your research interests, a short bio, or a link to your professional homepage. We are happy to get in touch with you to discuss possible formats and the thematic scope of your future article. A first draft of the text would be due on the 15th of the month before publication to leave some time for editing. The text will be presented with no footnotes or endnotes but may include weblinks pointing to related online material and literature; subheadings are encouraged. Every post is accompanied by a title, subtitle, and at least one image, preferably provided by the author. All images, which should be in landscape format, must be in the public domain and freely usable according to German requirements for online publications. Please provide relevant copyright information or any captions that should be published with the visual material. We are happy to help you with this if there are any uncertainties. We reserve the right to publish only those contributions suitable for this format.

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