Seeking Editors & Contributors + Article Submission Guidelines

Seeking Editors & Contributors

Hello all prospective writers and editors!

We are seeking regular and guest contributors and editors for our two blogs on Homeland Security & Disaster Preparedness. We welcome all perspectives and hope to create a broad diverse base of content from all levels of experience. Editors & Featured Contributor bio’s will be posted and updated quarterly on our Editors & Contributors Page.

Guidelines for Articles

Manuscripts of up to 10,000 words (excluding tables, figures, and references from the word count) should be submitted to

In the Subject line write “Submission” followed by your name and the topic of the article.

Manuscripts should be submitted as a single Microsoft Word document, double-spaced with 1” margins using Times New Roman 12 pt. font, and pages numbered in the footer.

Authors will need to submit a short 150 word bio with their article, editorial, etc. All manuscripts must be accompanied by a maximum 150-word abstract and should follow current Chicago Manual of Style publication guidelines.

All submitted manuscripts must include the author’s name, affiliation/position title, telephone number, and e-mail address on a cover page that will be removed during the review process.

General Rules:

The Resilient Blog on Homeland Security & Emergency Management and The Bunker – Disaster Preparedness Blog adheres to the rules of the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition.

  • Use end-note citations, rather than footnotes. Please be sure these are complete.
  • Do not include headers, or footers.
  • Submit your manuscript, including tables, figures, appendices, etc., as a single file (Word document).
  • Page size should be 8.5 x 11-inches.
  • All margins (left, right, top and bottom) should be 1 inch.
  • Double space your text.
  • Use a single column layout, justified right and left.
  • Do not use special formatting or spacing between paragraphs.
  • Use only one space at the end of each sentence.


Main Body — 12 pt. Times New Roman, or the closest comparable font available

Endnotes — 10 pt. Times New Roman, or the closest comparable font available

If figures are included, use high-resolution figures

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at