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Monthly Review

We welcome unsolicited submissions of articles and book reviews. Completed manuscripts or drafts are preferable to pitches.

As an independent socialist magazine, MR covers a wide range of contemporary issues from a variety of left perspectives, with a special emphasis on political economy, ecology, and imperialism. Prospective contributors are encouraged to read recent issues—available for free on our website—for a sense of the magazine’s style and approach. While MR is committed to publishing intellectually rigorous writing, we strongly prefer articles in lively, jargon-free prose, aimed at the educated general reader, that do not assume specialized knowledge.

MR follows the Chicago Manual of Style, sixteenth edition. If notes are necessary, please use endnotes rather than footnotes, but it is best to minimize scholarly apparatus as much as possible. Citations should be formatted in the style below:

Paul A. Baran and Paul M. Sweezy, Monopoly Capital (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1966).
Albert Einstein, “Why Socialism?” Monthly Review 1, no. 1 (May 1949): 9–15.

Articles should be 3,000 to 6,000 words in length, and book reviews between 1,500 and 3,000 words. Please use the submission form to submit your article. Submissions will be acknowledged when they are received, and authors should expect a decision within four to six weeks.

Monthly Review Press

Monthly Review Press is an independent socialist publisher. Through our publishing program we seek to contribute to the critique of capitalism, and document and analyze struggles for a social order based on human need and potential rather than corporate profit. We try to promote rational argument and open debate within a broad socialist culture, rather than advancing the perspectives of any organization or tendency within the socialist camp.

We welcome submission of manuscripts and manuscript proposals which contribute to these aims. Traditionally Monthly Review and Monthly Review Press have had a strong focus on Marxist political economy. We have also published extensively on labor issues, media, feminism, race and imperialism, and political struggles in the Third World. We have also published related work in fields such as urban studies and cultural studies. For an idea of the range of themes MR Press is interested in, please consult our catalog, or back issues of Monthly Review.

We do not have rigid guidelines for submissions, but we expect a clear indication of the nature of the manuscript on the basis of which we can consider it for publication. Some authors prefer to submit a short proposal (at least 4-5 pages) outlining a book’s main themes, basic structure, potential readership, and so on. Some submit entire manuscripts. In most cases, we would prefer to receive an outline of the book and one or more chapters, but not more than a third of the whole manuscript. However, we recognize that the most suitable format for submission depends on the nature of the book project, how far work on it has proceeded, the length of the manuscript, the author’s access to copying facilities, and other factors.

You may submit your manuscript using the submission form. Your submission will be acknowledged when it is received; please do not send your submission more than once. You may also mail your submissions to the following address:

Press Editor, Monthly Review Press
134 West 29th Street, Suite 706
New York, NY 10001