We welcome original submissions from anyone and everyone in the gifted and twice-exceptional community.
GHF Dialogue publishes essays and articles based on quarterly themes. If you’d like to contribute, please read the submission guidelines posted below, where you’ll also find the quarterly themes and deadlines. We’ve intentionally come up with themes that are fairly broad and nonspecific to create space for a variety of ideas and writing styles. We welcome deeply personal essays, research-based articles, and everything in-between.
When writing, please refer to the GHF Style Guide. GHF uses Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary. All submissions will be edited for mechanics, consistency with GHF styles, and clarity. Authors will have a chance to review all edits and final versions before publication.
- Each submission to GHF Dialogue should be approximately 1,000 words, excluding citations, sources, and resources.
- All submissions should be original work and not already published anywhere online or in print. (You can, however, refer to your own research or already-published work.)
- Email your submission as a Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org. See below for themes and deadlines.
- Use Chicago/Turabian style to cite all sources for quotations or references to research studies, books, etc. (Information and resources on Chicago/Turabian citation style is included in our style guide.) For in-text citations, use Chicago’s notes style. For recommended reading lists, use bibliography style. While we will make minor edits and assist with citations, submissions will be sent back if citations are missing or written using another style guide (AP, APA, MLA, etc.). You can resubmit after they are added or corrected. If you need help getting started with Chicago/Turabian style citations, email email@example.com.
- If this is your first time submitting to GHF Dialogue, include a photo of yourself and a short bio in the document or as separate files. You are welcome to include links to your website and social media profiles.
Once your written contribution is submitted, you then agree that your written contribution to the GHF Dialogue is not to be published in other publications or websites. You may, however, promote and link to your published contribution through your social media channels. We highly encourage this and will help you with links, if needed.
If you have any questions, please refer them to Barry Gelston, MEd, President of GHF and publisher for GHF Dialogue at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nikki Hegstrom, GHF Dialogue Editor-in-Chief at email@example.com.
Themes and Deadlines for 2020
* Note: Publication begins one month after the deadline. Submissions are then published weekly until all are complete. (Depending on the number of submissions, publication dates may run through to the next publication date.) Submissions will be scheduled for publication after they’ve all been received and edited; you will then be notified of your publication date by email.
You are welcome to submit for one, two, or all issues. Early submission for any or all is encouraged.
Theme: Impacts of Giftedness (on daily life, education, social, etc.)
Deadline: March 15, 2020
Publication Dates: April 15-June
Theme: Gifted Community (finding your community—local and elsewhere, creating community,
resources, learning, etc.)
Deadline: June 15, 2020
Publication Dates: July 15-September
Theme: Emotional Lives of Gifted (2e, intensities, being misunderstood, being understood, etc.)
Deadline: September 15, 2020
Publication Dates: October 15-December
Theme: Social Life (relationships with family members, finding friends, socializing, etc.)
Deadline: December 15, 2020
Publication Dates: January 15 2021-March
If you have comments, suggestions, or an idea for an article that doesn’t fit into any of the quarterly themes, you can fill out the form below or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach out if you have an idea for something bigger, such as a book for GHF Press.