Special Call for Submissions
Nonfiction: Combat Memoir or CNF
Submissions should contain from 1,0001 up to 10,000 words, not counting the title, byline and any epigraph. This call extends to all active-duty or retired military personnel and advisors, including MERCs and military contractors and to Allied, Axis, NATO, Warsaw Pact, Viet Nam allies, Gulf War Coalition, and IDF combat veterans and to UN Peacekeepers. Submissions may be in English or in Russian. Submissions in this category must be in the .docx file format. Any accompanying illustrations, photographs, or maps provided to O:JA&L by the writer should be submitted as .jpeg files. When possible, each work should state as a subtitle the nation, service arm, operation designation, combat unit designation, and the time, date, and location of the described action.
To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “War experience while deployed in a frontline combat role.”
The cover letter should include a brief professional biography in third person of up to 100 words, including where appropriate the writer’s service arm, unit designation, rank, and MOS.
Expedited evaluation of submissions is not available in this category.