Write For Us

Do you wish to write for “Diegesis in Mind” (DiM)? Then get in touch with us! We are always looking for engaged authors from the realm of ancient studies who have a strong interest in cognitive linguistics and neuroscience—whether you are senior scholar or graduate level student excited about this kind of interdisciplinary engagement.

Our blog philosophy promotes a personal yet laid-back writing style that aims to bring complex and cutting-edge research to an interested public.

One of the most important guidelines for us is: Keep it short and concise. Contrary to the articles you usually write for journals or in the context of a seminar, blogging at DiM will be limited to not more than 2,500 words. Thus, the aim is to develop one key point or argument, this is to say: a particular theory element or methodological issue illustrated by an ancient text passage, narrative, character, or other medium. Furthermore, your contribution is not meant to provide all the answers, but to open a dialogue with our readers and other contributors or colleagues.

Our Advisory Board is fully committed to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion for all contributors and readers. For this reason, we strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented scholars and those whose work addresses respective topics. 


Some Ideas To Consider

The following list describes examples of blog posts that we would love to publish. Of course, this list is not exhaustive and we are open to your own ideas. Please feel free to discuss your ideas with a member of our team at any time.

  • Personal Statement
    Write a personal statement about what difference using cognitive linguistics makes to you, or an “aha” moment in your research.
  • Review
    Discuss a book, article, or journal that might pique the interest of our readers or that has enriched your own work. You might also consider writing a review of a book that is new or essential reading.
  • Current Event
    Describe a current event/workshop you have attended and its implications for research, reading, writing, etc.
  • Explanation
    Provide an explanation of how to use a method, or of a helpful research tool (step-by-step). 


Give Us Some Info

We will consider all submissions and return a response to you even if your proposal is not accepted. In most cases, we will request revisions before publication. If the use of jargon is unavoidable in your contribution, we may ask you for a brief explanation of particular terms (to be linked to our glossary). We will only publish your article when you feel comfortable with it.

If you are now determined to write for DiM then, please submit your abstract (approx. 300 words) in the box below, indicating by when you plan to submit. We look forward to getting in touch and working with you.

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