We thank you for your interest in writing for Arlington Cemetery!
We seek submissions from folk who have either served in the military or their friends/family members. At all possible, we strive to publish first-hand accounts of how mental health problems impact current and former military personnel.
We also publish practical ‘how-to’ style content. All content of this nature must be written in easy-to-understand language.
We encourage you to read current articles to give you a sense of the type of work we are willing to accept.
As you will discover, many of the posts we publish relate to mental health issues experienced by former and current military personnel. These issues typically include substance misuse, depression, anxiety, PTSD and the need to re-adjust to civilian life.
You will need to pitch your idea to our editor, Josh Page. You can contact Josh through the contact form available on this website. We cannot guarantee to publish your submission, and all submissions will be subject to a rigorous review process.
We consider both outline ideas and fully-drafted articles.
Once you have submitted your article, we aim to respond within a two-week period. Our editors are very busy and so we are not always able to provide an immediate response to your submission.
We recommend you write your submission in easy-to-understand language. Try to adopt the ‘you’ voice and keep sentences short for ease of reading. Remember, people’s attention-span has slowly been eroded due to the sheer volume of messages that are pushed their way.
Try to include sub-headings (using H2 tags) to break up the flow of your submission. Also, use one space between sentences.
You may submit your article in any format you wish, including PDF, Word or Notepad format.
Try to keep your post above 800 words but no longer than 1,500 words.
We are not in a position to pay for content. Your work will be accepted purely on a voluntary basis.
Given the nature of the topics we post, we will accept your article even if you wish to keep your identity secret. You may provide a pseudonym if you wish to in order to protect your true identity, although this will be stated in the actual article for legal reasons.
We look forward to receiving your contribution!