Star Wars

It is a period of great excitement for Star Wars fans. This winter brings the arrival of the new show The Mandalorian and the conclusion of the Skywalker saga with Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.

To celebrate our love of the franchise and close out our first year of operation, we are dedicating the entire December issue of Contingent Magazine to Star Wars.

We are now accepting pitches for mini-essays (250-400 words) and shorts (750-1250 words) that explore the relationship between Star Wars and history.

Place an aspect of the franchise in historical context. Consider how ideas of the past, family, destiny, and historical change operate in Star Wars storytelling. Produce some in-galaxy historical analysis of these long-ago people, events, and ideas.

Limit your pitch to 50 words. Include a very brief note telling us who you are and provide links to previous writing if available. Compensation is $60 for a mini-essay and $250 for a short.

Contingent Magazine prioritizes pieces by historians working outside the tenure track, especially adjunct faculty.

Email us your pitches at by October 1. Please include STAR WARS in the email’s subject line and remember, the Force will be with you, always…