Submissions to Tea Circle are always welcome. We are especially interested in the work of new and emerging scholars of Burma/Myanmar, whether located in Oxford, Burma/Myanmar, or elsewhere.
We are happy to consider pieces in any of the following categories, provided Tea Circle is the first and only outlet for publication. However, brief synopses written to draw attention to a longer piece published elsewhere are welcome. While we will not shy away from posting controversial or unpopular perspectives, we will not post abusive, libelous, or insulting posts and the site’s editors reserve the right to refuse to post any submissions.
The vast majority of posts on Tea Circle are between 600-1,000 words, though both longer and shorter submissions are possible as “notes” (which fall between 100-600 words) or “essays” (over 1,000 words).
Research Reports present an opportunity for students, researchers, and practitioners to summarize their current research in an informal manner. As Tea Circle is not an academic journal, but instead seeks to foster discussion and knowledge-sharing within the Burma/Myanmar studies community, we ask that Research Reports be written in an accessible style, without discipline specific-jargon. References to other research or cited works should be included as hyperlinks, where possible; we aim to keep citations, footnotes, and endnotes to a minimum.
Notes from the Field are shorter papers, reports, and comments reflecting on ongoing or completed fieldwork, broadly defined. “Notes from the Field” represents an opportunity to report on ongoing or recent events of interest to the community in a timely manner, without the need to first develop a full research report.
News Analyses respond to articles recently featured in the media— whether international or domestic. Submitted News Analyses should include a link to the news item in question, along with full publication information.
Opinion Pieces offer a unique perspective on ongoing debates, discussions, and events, whether in Burma/Myanmar itself, or of interest to the wider Burma/Myanmar studies community.
Interviews conducted with Burma/Myanmar “experts,” broadly defined, are welcome— whether those experts are academics, practitioners, or individuals with on-the-ground knowledge of current events happening in the country. If you are interested in conducting an interview to be featured on Tea Circle, please contact the editor to confirm that such a piece can be featured.
Comments are generally short (under 600 words) but substantive observations that offer a particular perspective or raise questions, perhaps to be discussed further at a later date or future post.
Multimedia pieces— whether audio clips, individual images, photo essays, or videos— are always welcome. Please include a link to an online file, where possible, as well as a description or summary of the submitted piece.
Contributions to Tea Circle should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org in a word document with minimal formatting. A short biography (under 100 words) and byline should be included in the document, as well as a proposed title for the piece.
If submitting images, please do not embed them in the Word document. Instead, attach high-quality images (ideally sized 1200 pixels on the longest side, at 72 dpi) to your initial email submission.
We encourage authors to limit formal citations and footnotes, although hyperlinks to online sources are always welcome.