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APMP Journal Editorial Submissions

The APMP Journal publishes articles, research summaries, and case studies in every phase of the proposal life cycle.

We are open to articles that advance the business practices of professionals in our field that discuss industry verticals such as capture, business development, graphics and production, and proposal management in both the commercial and federal sectors.

Because the primary audience is informed practitioners in the private, government, and nonprofit sectors, manuscripts reporting the results of research or proposing theories about topics should include descriptions of or suggestions for practical applications.

You may also consider articles geared to our young professionals—the next generation of proposal professionals.

Most articles have a 525-550 word limit, per page, with artwork.

Authors are encouraged to write in the third person, with a narrative set-up for each article.

Please note: self-promotional content, product pitches, and advertorials will not be accepted.

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Submit Your Idea

Before submitting a proposal, be sure you have permission. Consult with your company’s communications, marketing, and legal teams to determine if there is an internal review required before content can be submitted for publication. APMP Journal editors will work with you to coordinate necessary review opportunities within the production schedule.

Submit your topic proposal through the Article Idea Submission form. This is the only process by which content is considered for publication.

Our editors will review the submitted proposals and contact the writers who are selected for the upcoming issue.

If Your Idea is Accepted

Step 1: Drafting

After the senior editor has notified you that your proposal has been selected for the upcoming issue, begin drafting your article.

Step 2: Referencing

Confirm any direct quotes with sources. The APMP Journal prefers not to use endnotes. Incorporate the titles of sources into the narrative as much as possible.

Step 3: Submitting

Submit your draft to the senior editor in a plain typeface with no design formatting. A working title and subheadings are encouraged. Any supporting artwork or images should be submitted as separate files, not embedded in the draft document.

Step 4: Reviewing

The senior editor will return your draft to you after it has been copy edited. This is the final opportunity for you to review the content for consistency and accuracy.

Step 5: Publishing

APMP reviews the entire magazine and approves all content before it is published.


APMP Journal  2017 Schedule
Spring Fall
Call for Submissions
Proposals due from contributors
Selected writers alerted 2/16/2017
Contributor content due to APMP 3/9/2017 9/6/2017
Issue Released 5/10/2017 11/7/2017

For questions about content submissions and the editorial production process, contact the editor at

Article Idea Submission Form