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Submission Guidelines

For Editing or Advice:

Submitted pieces should follow general guidelines for writing columns. They should be less than 850 words, have a clearly defined point to make, and be generally free of spelling and punctuation errors. They can cover any subject but should represent the clear and unique voice of the writer. Any references to other work should be made in the text or hyperlinked where appropriate. All submissions should be sent in a word document to

We will make every effort to respond to each submission within 7 days. If you have not received a response, we welcome you to send a follow-up email.

For Publication:

If you want to be considered for publication on the Sapper Scribe, your column should address some aspect of the military profession or self-development. If you're unsure of your idea's suitability, feel free to submit a pitch letter for feedback.

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