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CPD Blog Submission Guidelines:

  • Submissions to the CPD Blog MUST be clearly relevant to public diplomacy and should not exceed 1,000 words in length. Exceptions may be made at the CPD Blog Manager's discretion.

  • First-time bloggers: Please provide a high-resolution photo (headshot) and short bio. Please declare any connections or affiliations that may have bearing on your blog submission.

  • Please provide a short title and suggested keywords for your blog post (i.e. “United States,” “Gastrodiplomacy,” “International Broadcasting,” etc.).

  • Please provide links to (or otherwise identify) all sources. Please do not use an academic-style list of citations. All direct quotes must include a link to the source or a description of how the author obtained the quote (e.g., personal interview).

  • Please send all images as separate file attachments (clearly labeled) and the appropriate photo credit/attribution. Do not embed graphics in your text submission. Otherwise, a copyright-free image will be selected at the discretion of the CPD Blog Manager.

  • Submissions are subject to review and editing by CPD’s editorial staff. Authors may be asked to revise or copy edit before publication. CPD reserves the right to determine what is unacceptable content or format on a case-by-case basis.

  • Once a blog post is published, no substantive changes will be made to the text. 

  • Should a blogger re-post their CPD Blog elsewhere, we ask that you please include proper attribution and a link to the original post on our website.
     

Please send submissions to CPD Editorial Manager Lisa Rau, at lrau@usc.edu. An initial response can be expected from CPD typically within 2 business days of submission.