Georgetown Shorts

Georgetown Shorts

Georgetown University Press is now publishing Georgetown Shorts to deliver timely works of scholarship in a fast-paced, agile environment.

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For centuries, the fruits of scholarly research have been limited to either journal articles or book-length monographs and anthologies. But Georgetown Shorts--longer than a journal article, shorter than a traditional monograph--liberate scholarship from these “containers.” Georgetown Shorts are peer-reviewed, original texts that are easily and widely available to students, scholars, libraries, and other readers on a variety of platforms domestically and abroad, such as Amazon’s Kindle, Apple’s iBookstore, Barnes & Noble’s Nook, Books at JSTOR, Google Play, and many others. These texts expand the spectrum of scholarly output while being ideally suited for today’s reading devices. 


  • Current subject areas include International Affairs, Languages & Linguistics, and Religion & Ethics. 
  • Texts will be between 10,000 and 40,000 words, including notes. 
  • Manuscripts will be subject to rigorous peer review. 
  • Manuscripts will be professionally copyedited.
  • Authors may proofread the typeset text prior to publication.  

Benefits to Authors

  • Flexibility: Authors are not bound by traditional lengths of journal articles and books. 
  • Speed: Texts will be published within twelve weeks from acceptance of final manuscript, resulting in quicker visibility on topical issues. 
  • Broad reach: Georgetown Shorts will be available on an expanding array of platforms for immediate access by a wide range of readers. 
  • Royalties: Authors will receive royalties on sales. 
  • Affordability: Georgetown Shorts will be less expensive than traditional monographs and anthologies and thus more attractive to readers.


To Submit a Proposal or Manuscript

Contact the acquisitions editor in your field:

Religion & Ethics: Hope LeGro,

International Affairs, Intelligence, and Military History: Donald Jacobs,

Languages & Linguistics: Hope LeGro, and Clara Totten, 


See the submission guidelines for Georgetown Shorts.