Submission Guidelines

Here at Atlanta Studies, we feature new works from the scholars, writers, artists, and activists who will help write the next chapter in our city’s story. Whether examining Atlanta’s political culture, public space, or social policy, our contributors will provide thoughtful analysis of metropolitan affairs past and present, from Clayton to Cobb and beyond. As an open access, digital publication, we’re also committed to finding new and innovative ways to communicate and collaborate, to study and to learn. We aim to be critical when addressing Atlanta’s problems and even be a tad boosterish when assessing its possibilities. We believe a city is no better than its scholarship, and we hope you’ll tune in and take part.

If you are interested in joining in this conversation please email us at atlstudies [at] gmail [dot] com with the subject heading “Submission [your last name, first initial]”

While we are always interested in finding new voices and perspectives, we have a quarterly deadline of the 20th of January, April, July, and October for long form articles. Shorter pieces and community features will be evaluated on a rolling schedule.

Long-form Articles: Analysis of a point of significance or relation relating to the greater Atlanta metropolitan area. Multimedia pieces are encouraged, however the author is responsible for obtaining any relevant permissions. Images, audio files, and videos should submitted in full resolution as separate attachments, and their placement should be indicated in the text as [fig./vid. #].

Articles that have been previously published, simultaneously submitted, or lack proper attribution and citation will not be considered for publication.

For formatting purposes, articles should range from 2,000 to no more than 5,000 words. They must include, as a separate document, a title page with an abstract or keywords, author(s) name and affiliation (if any), and a word count. The preferred citation style is Chicago-footnote. Submissions that are not accepted as articles may be considered for blog posts in a shortened version.

We can accept submissions in .docx or .rtf formats. The preferred image format is .png or .jpg.

Blog Posts:

If you have a shorter, or more personal Atlantean submission, or wish your ATL-based organization or event to be featured, please email us, using the same formatting guidelines with the subject heading “Community [your name].” Include in the email a brief description of the content and purpose of your submission.