Although usually a publication that is expanded upon commission or invitation, we also do occasionally take up external submissions. What we need to make an informed decision about a suggested contribution is a concrete suggestion what an author would want to write about, why he/she feels that this is not sufficiently covered within the Handbook yet an important aspect of conflict transformation theory or practice, and a short (1–2 page) outline of a prospective article. Additionally, a writing sample would be very helpful. We are looking for original contributions, so we don’t reprint already published pieces.
On this basis, the co-editors review the yearly publication programme for fit and capacities and let the interested author know as soon as possible. If we are in a position to accept such a proposal, we can pay a small honorarium; and share detailed author's guidelines once it is decided that we will work together.