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
|Call for Submissions
|Proposals due from contributors
|Selected writers alerted
Contributor content due to APMP
For questions about content submissions and the editorial production process, contact the editor at APMPJournal@theYGSgroup.com.
Article Idea Submission Form