Submissions to Canadian Naval Review

Articles, opinion pieces, book reviews and letters for publication in the Canadian Naval Review may be submitted via email to or mailed (with an electronic copy) to the addresses listed on our contact page.

Articles are to be in Word or DOC or DOCX format and no longer than 3,000 words. Articles must not have been previously published elsewhere. Citations should be kept to a minimum and articles must be accompanied by a 100-120 word abstract. Opinion pieces are to be 1,000-1,500 words.

Book reviews are to be 500-750 words.

Intellectual copyright will remain the property of the author, however, the right to re-publish articles initially published in Canadian Naval Review remains with the Editorial Board.

Submissions to the Broadsides Discussion Forum

Submissions to the Broadsides Discussion Forum are always welcome - please review our forum guidelines before submitting posts.

Submissions to the CNMT Essay Competition (Deadline September 30, 2020)

The Canadian Naval Review holds an annual essay competition. A prize of $1,000 is awarded for the best essay, provided by the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust. The winning essay will be published in CNR. (Other non-winning essays will also be considered for publication, subject to editorial review.)

Essays submitted to the contest should relate to the following topics:

•     Canadian maritime security;

•     Canadian naval policy;

•     Canadian naval issues;

•     Canadian naval operations;

•     History/historical operations of the Canadian Navy;

•     Global maritime issues (such as piracy, smuggling, fishing, environment);

•     Canadian oceans policy and issues;

•     Arctic maritime issues;

•     Maritime transport and shipping.

If you have any questions about a particular topic, contact or

Contest Guidelines and Judging

•     Submissions must be received by or by September 30, 2020

•     Submissions are not to exceed 3,000 words. Longer submissions will be penalized.

•     Submissions cannot have been published elsewhere.

•     All submissions must be in electronic format and any accompanying photographs, images, or other graphics and tables must also be included as a separate file.

The essays will be assessed by a panel of judges on the basis of a number of criteria including readability, breadth, importance, accessibility and relevance. The decision of the judges is final. All authors will be notified of the judges’ decision within two months of the submission deadline.