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Submit Your Work

All students at the University of Ottawa can contribute to yPolitika. Yes that's right, each and everyone of you. 

To write for us you have two options: 

1. Submit an existing work that you have done for a class or independently (research paper, essay, etc). You can email it to our editors (


2. Pitch us your idea for one of our sections through the submission portal located below. When writing for yPolitika, you agree to our terms & conditions outlined here.

If you have any questions along the way, never hesitate to contact us!


Submit a proposal

  • Use the form on this page to give us a heads-up of what you want to submit

  • Include the following:

    • Topic

    • Writing style (informative, argumentative, opinion, etc.)


Get approved

  • You will be contacted once our editors have reviewed your proposal 

  • If your submission is not approved, an editor will explain why and help you find a suitable alternative

  • Once approved...

    • You will be matched with an editor to assist you through the writing process

    • Your editor may make suggestions or provide tips to improve your article.


Send your draft

  • Your article must be: 

    • Sent in a Microsoft Word Document

    • 500 to 1500 words​ (unless an exception is made)

    • In English or French

    • Citations and bibliographical information where necessary


Editing and publishing

  • Minor changes will be made at the discretion of the Editor

  • If there are bigger changes, we will help you improve your work

  • We will advise you when your article will be published

  • You can share your work and other yPolitika content with your network

Submission Portal: tell us about your idea.

Thanks for submitting! We'll be in touch shortly!

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