History In An Hour (HIAH) is always happy to consider submissions from writers wanting to contribute articles to the blog or with proposals for a HIAH title.
We are open to any subject as long as it has a broad appeal and is not too niche or obscure, nor overly academic. Word count is also very broad – anything from 500 words and up. Please include subheadings.
HIAH reserves the right to edit submitted articles, to add images and link to other articles within HIAH or to other sites.
The copyright of all published articles remains with the writer.
We reserve the right to publish based on our timescale.
There is no payment but HIAH will link back to one link of your choice – your blog, Twitter account, etc.
Please submit your articles to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIAH will also consider proposals for titles to add to the History In An Hour series.
We are looking for broad subject areas and therefore nothing too obscure or niche.
HIAH provides “history for busy people”, and many of our readers come to the subject new, therefore when writing for HIAH you must assume no prior knowledge on behalf of your reader. However they should be able to expect quality writing that condenses sometimes complex topics into readable prose. An attractive narrative is essential.
In order to be considered you have to agree to the following:
The books must be from 9,000 to 11,000 words and, in addition, must also contain brief biographical summaries of about eight to twelve of the key players involved (total of about 2,500 words), plus a timeline consisting of brief, one to two sentences per date.
All titles will be published in different formats – currently titles are published on Amazon’s Kindle, and as ebooks available from various online stores, including the Apple iBooks store, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Waterstone’s and the Sony Ebook store and others.
Writers will have to adhere to the HIAH Style Guide, available on request.
Royalty rates are also available on request.
In the first instance, we would require the first 2,000 words or so.
We would also require writers to contribute the occasional article to the blog on subjects based around their book.
Alternatively, if you are a writer of history, be it fiction or non-fiction…
We look forward to hearing from you,
The History In An Hour Team.