Before submitting, please check that your essay meets the requirements below. Submissions are currently open. Deadline to submit is March 15th, 2015. Fall 2014 submissions have been deferred to the Spring 2015 pool, to allow publication of a larger issue.

Essay Requirements

  • The essay must be in English, should be academic non-fiction and must have a minimum of 500 words for middle school students, or 1000 words for high school students.
  • The essay may not have been previously published except in the author’s school publication.
  • The essay should follow MLA formatting and style guidelines and should include a list of works cited (if applicable), also using MLA formatting.  A concise and helpful MLA guide can be found at the OWL Purdue website.
  • Dialogue Humanities Review will consider essay from any humanities-based field, including but not limited to: African-American Studies; American Studies; Anthropology; Archaeology; Art Criticism, History, and Theory; Classics; Ethics; Ethnic Studies; Folklore; Geography; History; History and Ethics of Science; History and Ethics of Medicine; International Studies; Jurisprudence; Languages and Linguistics; Literature; Music History and Criticism; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Religion and Comparative Religion; Sociology; Social Sciences; Theatre History and Criticism; and Women’s Studies.
  • Dialogue Humanities Review will accept multiple and simultaneous submissions.
  • Currently, Dialogue Humanities Review is only accepting submissions via email. Please send your submission as an email attachment to, along with your name, email, address, year in school, teacher, teacher email, school and school address.

Submissions questions can be sent to Jessica Rafferty at