The Inside History ethos
Inside History is for people passionate about history and heritage, whether it’s their own family’s ancestry, or in a broader social context. Published bi-monthly, Inside History provides insightful, interesting and practical features to its readers. Its 80 or so pages are packed with advice, articles and expert tips on genealogy, and stories on Australia and New Zealand’s varied social history, from tales about century-old houses and country towns, to heritage gardens and the biographies of our famous (and infamous) citizens.
- highlights and promotes Australia and New Zealand’s diverse history, to help and encourage readers interested in discovering their family’s past
- rovides a platform for historical organisations, societies, bookshops and anyone involved in history to showcase their work, collections and events to a national audience
- provides a place to share the uplifting, fascinating and bittersweet tales that make Australia and New Zealand what it is today.
Inside History is open to a wide range of writers throughout Australia and New Zealand. We encourage historians and genealogists to contact us if they are interested in contributing an article, book or website review, interview or images appropriate to Inside History. If you have a great story that needs to be told, or practical advice that will help our readers in tracing, preserving and documenting their family history, we want to hear from you.
Before submitting your full-length article to Inside History, please send us a 100-word synopsis of the topic plus:
- tell us why it is a story that deserves to be told
- whether you have submitted it to any other publication for publishing
We will then get back to you within one month to let you know if we would like to commission the full article.
For articles published in Inside History we request that they are usually:
- around 1000-1200 words in length, although this can vary depending on the subject
- chatty and informal, with accurate and engaging content. References need to be included as endnotes if any archival records are quoted
- supplied with high-res images or suggestions of where images can be located.
Articles will be edited for house style, length and clarity. We request Australian and New Zealand rights for three months following publication. If another journal would like to reprint the article this can be arranged; we ask that you acknowledge that the article was first published in Inside History. Please contact us for more details.
As we are a newly established independent magazine we cannot currently pay contributors, instead we will supply each contributor with a copy of the issue in which their feature appears, and a ¼ ad space to promote the contributor’s company, publication, website, blog and so on, as relevant.
Please contact the editor, Cassie Mercer, if you would like to discuss your contribution in greater detail. We look forward to working with you and seeing your research published in Inside History.
Happy researching, from The Inside History magazine team.