Human Events Opinion accepts complete, original, 750–2500 word submissions, though pieces which exceed or undercut these length guidelines may be accepted in the case of particularly strong arguments.

We publish strong, informed commentary on current events and issues relevant to our readers. For best results, use our previously published editorials as a guide for styling your piece, and to get a sense of what we want from you. We want your voice, and we want you to stand behind your arguments. We value novelty and insight—if you are simply repeating an observation we’ve heard before, we are usually not interested.

Your submission should have a clear thesis that’s grounded in evidence: facts, citations, primary sources, quotes, and data from credible sources or your personal observations and expertise. We will do our best to fact-check your claims, but you bear the primary responsibility for the accuracy of your writing. If our editors find that a particular claim cannot be verified, we will not publish it, so cite the materials you rely on.

We are aggressive editors. Because we are selective with our published pieces, we can devote our time to ensuring that your final product is as good as it can be. If you recoil at the idea of having your work edited, either substantively or stylistically, Human Events Opinion is the wrong place to submit your piece.

In cases where compensation is warranted, it ranges from $50-$150 per piece.