Information For Writers
The Tocquevillian is a magazine of conservative
news and opinion. One of several waynelutz.net publications, The
Tocquevillian editorial policy comes down solidly and unabashedly
on the Constitutional Conservative side - not libertarian, not
liberal, not middle-of-the-road.
The Tocquevillian is dedicated to the dissemination
of Truth and the rebuttal of political and cultural lies and distortions
and is protected speech pursuant to the First Amendment to the
Constitution of the United States of America.
The Tocquevillian believes in and advocates individual
rights and attendant responsibilities, as ordained by God and
as established by our nation's Founders in our Declaration of
Independence and its subordinate guidance, our Republic's Constitution.
We believe that rights are endowed by God and that the only legitimate
purpose of government is to secure and defend those rights.
The Tocquevillian believes in the rule of law,
in the existence of moral absolutes, and that the preservation
of liberty depends on a moral populace.
- Wayne Lutz, Founder and Editor-in Chief
The Tocquevillian Magazine welcomes the submission
of timely articles of interest to Constitutional Conservatives.
We prefer to work with established writers, but are always willing
to consider the work of new and previously unpublished writers.
Here is what we will look for when we review your work:
- Feature articles should be no less than 750
words and no more than 1200 words.
- Opinion pieces should be 750 words.
- Articles written for The Tocquevillian should
be broken into short paragraphs, and the use of subheadings
is encouraged if appropriate.
- Article manuscripts are accepted by e-mail
- Articles written for The Tocquevillian must
deliver a strong and unique "voice." Write declarative
sentences, avoid the passive voice.
- We strongly recommend that you read George
Orwell's essay "Politics and the English Language."
- Articles of opinion in particular must maintain
a tight focus, and they must reach a logical conclusion.
If your prose is rambling, whiny or self-serving it will be
- Articles of opinion should deal with timely
cultural or political topics.
- Articles on local issues or personalities are
appropriate only if the theme has ideological significance to
a wider audience.
- The writer must display a thorough knowledge
of his subject.
- Any information presented as fact will be verified
by our fact-checkers.
- Slander and libel are not "opinion."
Present your arguments with calm, methodical, unassailable logic,
not hysterical hyperbole. That is not to say that your prose
should be dry and dull - far from it. We want to see your passion
through clever use of the language. If you can distinguish between
hysteria and passion, you've hit the mark. A knack for humor
and a solid sense of the absurd is always welcome.
- If your manuscript is accepted it will be edited
for content and for errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation,
syntax and usage. Editing of content or style only will
be verified as acceptable to the author prior to publication.
We are currently particularly interested in seeing
investigative feature articles, interviews with public figures,
and book reviews.
The Tocquevillian no longer accepts advertising.
As a result, we no longer solicit articles. Articles published
cannot be paid. Therefore, if you choose to submit an article
to us for consideration, and if we decide to publish, you will
retain all rights to your material.
All work submitted for consideration by The Tocquevillian
should be sent as plain, unformatted text within the body of an
e-mail. We will not open attachments. Submissions should be sent
to the editor - in - cheif or the managing editor at eic @ tocquevillian
. com with the word "submission" somewhere in the subject.
You are also welcome to submit ideas for articles which we can
then discuss, with the understanding that no decision on purchasing
the piece will be made until the completed work has been reviewed.