The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Washington DC 20037

Phone: (202)466-1000
Fax: (202)452-1033

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About The Publication:

“The Chronicle Review runs a mix of idea-driven articles and essays situated in an academic context. Most of our contributors have academic affiliations, but we are open to freelancers who cover the world of intellectual and scholarly debate. We run reported pieces, short, memoir-style essays, long review essays, and timely op-ed style pieces online.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 64K. Weekly-bimonthly. Pays upon completion of line edits. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys 30-day exclusive rights. Responds one week. Sample copy available online. Subscription $76.

Current Needs:

“We run timely op-eds at around 1,000 words, book reviews at 1,100 words, and longer articles, reviews, and essays at up to 5,000 words, depending on the piece.” Payment varies. Submit query by email to

Payment varies.



“When pitching or submitting, please show a familiarity with the kind of topics (and treatments of those topics) likely to be published in The Chronicle. This fall, we have a new book review feature. This is a straight review of a new book (usually a scholarly book, or trade book with an intellectual bent) coming in at 1,100 words.”

Welcomes New Writers: Yes