Rebirth of Reason

Submission Guidelines FAQ

Who is allowed to submit articles to Rebirth of Reason?

All readers are allowed and encouraged to submit articles. You need not be a member of RoR. However, articles will be screened for suitability, and we reserve the right to refuse to print any article.

What criteria do you use for determining suitability of an article?

RoR is an Objectivist organization, with primarily an Objectivist audience. The article must be of general interest to Objectivists as determined by our own judgment. Additionally, RoR aims to promote a positive culture, so articles that conflict with this goal may be rejected.

How long should the article be?

We recommend between 500 and 1000 words. We recognize that some topics require a lot of writing, so this is merely a guideline and not a rule. We also know that some people enjoy writing treatises on every topic. Our advice is to aim for brevity. If you have a lot to say, try to split it into multiple articles. We will be flexible on the length, but we'll favor articles closer to our recommendations.

What kind of audience should I write for?

Rebirth of Reason has an Objectivist audience, so aim for something of interest to Objectivists. The philosophical depth of our audience also varies, but you should be able to assume a basic understanding of Objectivism. You should keep in mind that the audience is sympathetic to Objectivism, but otherwise you should aim towards a general audience if possible. Try not to get bogged down in technical jargon.

Will I get paid for writing an article?


How do I submit an article?

Go to this page: http://rebirthofreason.com/Spirit/ Click on the "Add Your own Content" button, and click "Add Article".

Do you have a preferred format for submission?

Please make a user account and submit your article with the "Submit Article" button at the bottom of the Articles page. If you are having trouble or have a complex article that you can't format correctly using our edit box, then please send a Word document to editor&RebirthOfReason.com. If you don't have Word, plese attach a plain text file to your email.

How soon will my article go up?

It depends on our article queue length. It can vary anywhere between a day to a few weeks.

I'm new at writing. Can I get some help with my article?

Sure. When you submit your article, please inform the editor that it is a rough draft, and you would like some feedback.

Any legal disclaimer I should know about?

Of course. Go here.

You sure I don't get paid?

I'm sure.