Call for Papers

Left History welcomes original, unpublished research that meets the stated goals of the journal: a forum that bridges research and theory, and features articles, review essays, and reviews from radical political and theoretical perspectives.

In our twenty-fifth year of publication, Left History continues to invite original submissions on a wide range of topics, from both established and early-career scholars. Issues of Left History regularly include articles from a variety of academic disciplines, on topics including race, politics, gender, sexuality, culture, the state, labour, the environment, human rights, theory, and method. An online archive of past issues can be found at

Article length should range between 6,000–10,000 words (not including notes), or around 20–35 double-spaced pages. Please contact the editors if you would like to submit a longer piece. Follow the general guidelines set out by the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., and for more specific style instructions see our guide at Please submit an electronic version of your manuscript as a Word .docx file, and include a brief abstract, not exceeding 250 words.

We ask that authors do not simultaneously submit their articles to more than one journal. Please ensure that copyright laws are followed when including images.

Once submitted, articles are circulated to two or three anonymous readers with expertise in the field. The readers are asked to assess the article’s contribution to the relevant scholarship and return a report to the editors. Both the author of the article and the reviewers remain anonymous at all stages of the evaluation. Ideally the journal editors are able to report back to the author within six months of receiving a submission.

To send complete submissions or to enquire about the journal, please write to We are happy to answer any questions.