Student Essay Submissions

Every year, countless great essays and dissertations are written by students but only seen by professors. With E-International Relations, you can break that cycle and share your best work with the world.

We offer the chance of publication to current and former undergraduate and Master’s students who would like to share their best essays and dissertations for the benefit of their global peer group. How it works: Our student team reviews all entries and selects submissions based on those that 1) meet the entry criteria and 2) impress us enough to want to publish them. Securing publication on E-International Relations is a great achievement and something you should be proud of.

Note: We only accept essays or dissertations written by a single author that have been previously assessed as part of a university degree scheme. We do not accept presentations, group-authored work, reports, or formative work. We expect that you will have addressed any issues/fixes pointed out by your lecturer/professor in your feedback before submitting.

Entry criteria

•  Submissions must be assessed and awarded at First Class / ‘A’ grade / Distinction level (or equivalent).
•  Submissions must be between 1500 and 10,000 words, excluding references. Longer pieces can be edited down.
•  English language/grammar must be of a high standard and carefully proofed to remove structural errors and typos.
•  Reference to academic standards with a full bibliographic reference for each source (any format is fine).
•  You can make only one entry at a time. When we respond, you are welcome to submit a different essay.
•  Submissions must not be under consideration with other publishers or already published elsewhere.
•  You must reformat your script and present it as follows:

–  Shape a catchy title that clearly describes the content. It must be 80 characters or less and in Title Case.
–  Bold-set and left align all headings. Italicise any subheadings. Remove any heading scripts / formatting.
–  If you have used chapters in addition to headings, mark these out clearly in capitals, e.g. CHAPTER ONE.
–  Do not indent the first sentences of paragraphs. Leave one clear line of space between each paragraph.
–  Place all quotations in standard quotation marks and indent longer quotes. Do not italicise any quotations.
–  Your essay should not start with an indented / separate quote at the top. Please remove these if applicable.
–  You must remove all contents pages, declarations, abstracts, custom templates, cover pages, etc.
–  Any images in your essay that originate from sources that are subject to copyright must be removed.

You should also know

•  There are no charges, or any hidden costs, for getting published with us.
•  Our Publishing Agreement is available here. The basics are that copyright remains with you, the author.
•  Entering gives consent for publication. If published, your work cannot be ‘unpublished’ or removed at a later date.

► When ready, upload your submission here. If successful, you will see a notification on screen confirming receipt. Please note, you will not get an email receipt.

We email every author with our decision within 8 weeks. We need this time to make sure we read your work carefully. If we have not replied to you in that time, check your spam folder and/or chase us up at

Please Consider Donating

Before you download your free e-book, please consider donating to support open access publishing.

E-IR is an independent non-profit publisher run by an all volunteer team. Your donations allow us to invest in new open access titles and pay our bandwidth bills to ensure we keep our existing titles free to view. Any amount, in any currency, is appreciated. Many thanks!

Donations are voluntary and not required to download the e-book - your link to download is below.


Get our weekly email