Want to write for Monsoon?

The Monsoon Project is an academic blog affiliated with Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University (ANU). The uniqueness of the Monsoon Project lies in it being student-run and focusing on publishing new voices on key issues affecting the Asia-Pacific region. We welcome submissions from all students, including undergraduates and postgraduates from all disciplines.

Unsolicited posts are welcome, though publication is not guaranteed, and revisions are almost always requested. Acceptance of articles is based on quality alone. All points of view are welcome.

General guidelines for posts are that they should be:
• no longer than 800 words
• Must make a clear point to the reader through a mixture of analysis and opinion
• attributed to individuals (not an organisation or anonymous author) and
• Assertions must be backed up by evidence through sources provided as hyperlinks (not footnotes).

All articles accepted for publication will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Authors who have affiliations that readers should be aware of, or conflicts of interest, must declare them (either in the body of their submission or in their byline). If you are unsure whether a particular affiliation or interest should be disclosed, please discuss this with the Editor at the time of submission.

Detailed style guidelines for posts are laid out in our Monsoon Project Style Guide. Please follow them, but don’t be intimidated. We run a flexible and informal blog. We do try hard to avoid spelling and grammar mistakes. When in doubt, be consistent!

Want to join the team?

If you are keen to expand your skills in writing, editing, design, web management, then we want to hear from you. The Monsoon Project is always keen to expand its team!

To get involved, you will need to enrol into the Australian National University’s Editor’s Practicum course (here for undergradshere for postgrads). Students from that course act as the Editorial Board for Monsoon.

If you wish to give us feedback, do not hesitate to get in touch through email (, Facebook or Twitter.