The William & Mary Law Review Online's Articles Selection Committee considers submissions for rolling publication throughout the academic year. Forms of submissions eligible for publication include timely essays analyzing discrete legal topics, book reviews, responses to Articles published in the print William & Mary Law Review, dialogues, graphic-intensive empirical studies, and other submissions well tailored to the online format. The recommended word count for submissions is no more than 12,000 words, with 6,000-8,000 words being preferred.
In addition to submitting a manuscript, the William & Mary Law Review Online requires authors to submit a cover letter and resume. Useful information to include in the cover letter is a brief summary of the article, a total word count, and a word count not including the footnotes.