Submission Requirements

Submissions are now open for the Rice Historical Review’s 2020 issue!

In order for submissions to be considered for the printed publication, your paper must be:

  • Historically focused. Papers may be written for classes in departments other than History as long as they contain an argument that substantially analyzes historical evidence in support of its thesis. These departments include but are not limited to Sociology, Political Science, Religion.

  • 3000-7500 words (about 10-25 pages) in length

  • Double-spaced, 12 pt. font

  • End notes formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style with a bibliography included

  • Please submit illustrations, data, and other figures as separate files

A link to the official style guide is located here.

The best essay will be awarded the $500 Floyd Seyward Lear Prize. For more information about the prize, click here.

We also accept shorter (500-1500 words) submissions for publication online throughout the year. Please follow the same style criteria as above.

Submissions cannot be previously published anywhere in any version

To submit a paper: 

  • Email it as a .docx file attachment to

  • Put the title of the paper in the subject

  • Put your preferred name, email address, the historical area of the piece (geographical and temporal), and the class you wrote the paper for (if applicable) in the body

We use a blind-review process to ensure scholarly integrity, so we ask that you remove your name from the file of the essay itself.

Email any questions or concerns you have to!