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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Counterfutures invites the unsolicited submission of articles, review articles, interventions, and commentaries on topics pertinent to Left thought and practice in Aotearoa today. Authors are welcome to pitch ideas and queries for possible pieces to the editorial board: The editorial board usually takes between three to six weeks to assess unsolicited manuscripts.


  • Articles of 6,000 to 10,000 words.
  • Interventions or commentaries of 1,000 to 6,000 words.
  • Keywords, giving the background and contemporary relevance of a particular topic of 3,000 to 6,000 words (please propose to editorial board before writing).


  • Submissions should be aimed at a discerning general readership, and we encourage the use of a clear prose style.
  • The editorial board reserves the right to edit submissions to improve their readability. Authors may be asked to re-write parts or the whole of an article.
  • A cover letter should be provided that includes: the author(s) name(s); a brief author bio (max 40 word); and a brief abstract (max 150 words).
  • Submissions must be formatted according to Counterfutures house style. See our full style guide at our website:


Counterfutures is a peer-reviewed journal. Original articles, including review articles and keywords, will be subject to double-blind peer review. Interventions, commentaries, and book reviews will be assessed by the editorial board.

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