TIMEP is committed to cultivating a space for diverse and engaging dialogue, analysis, and scholarship that is solutions-oriented, policy relevant, and deeply connected to priorities on the ground. We are always on the lookout for external contributors to submit pitches for potential analysis, explainers, stories, and first-person essays.

TIMEP’s mandate covers North Africa and the Levant. We are currently prioritizing content on five countries: Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, Sudan, and Syria. Our pieces are written from a local perspective for a global audience and fill a particular gap in knowledge on the region. Our contributors may be journalists, academics, human rights defenders, students, seasoned analysts, and first-time writers.

We welcome pitches in English or Arabic on a wide range of topics, including:

The ideal TIMEP article is:

  • Fact-checked; TIMEP expects contributors to have thoroughly fact checked their work and to cite their sources throughout the piece using hyperlinks
  • Conscious of the security of those quoted and referenced
  • Not primarily historical or academic; focused on recent developments and has a clear policy angle
  • Original content; TIMEP does not tolerate plagiarism of any kind
  • Between 1,000-1,500 words

How to submit

Please submit your pitch in an email to [email protected]. Kindly include each of the following:

  • A proposed title or topic
  • A pitch, or brief summary of the idea of your article (no more than 200 words)
  • A short author bio
  • (Optional) a writing sample or recently published work

If your pitch is accepted by TIMEP, the Editorial Department will contact prospective authors to discuss next steps and a publication timeline. External contributors will be compensated for their work.