Naval History manuscripts should be submitted via our online portal as a Microsoft Word document: Illustrations and graphics should be embedded in the document or sent as separate attachments to If submitting by U.S. mail, send manuscripts to:

     Editor-in-Chief, Naval History
     U.S. Naval Institute
     291 Wood Road
     Annapolis, MD 21402-5034

Article Length

To qualify as an article in Naval History, a manuscript must have fewer than 3,000 words.


The rate of payment varies from $60 to $150 per estimated published page (1,000 words). Book reviews ($75 per review) and pictorials ($250-$500) are commissioned and, although queries are welcome, unsolicited reviews are discouraged. The rate of payment for anecdotes is $25 each.

Past Articles

Review past Naval History articles by browsing the current table of contents or the table of contents archive, or by searching our article archive. Payment is upon publication.