Submissions

Submission Guidelines

The Basilian Journal encourages its readers and other interested parties to contribute to our journal. Writers should include with their submissions a cover letter providing a thesis, short abstract and explanation as to why it should be published in The Basilian.

The Basilian will not accept previously published manuscripts or material under review for other publications — including online publications and blogs.

Submission should be sent to submissions@basilianjournal.orgUsually, editors will decide on your submission within six weeks. If a decision is not provided to you within that time please send us a follow up message.

Articles For the Journal

Articles may cover a variety of topics that explore Orthodox thought, culture and religiosity. Topics include Orthodox theology, philosophy, history, literature and poetry. Book reviews, poems, and short stories are also welcome. Regular articles and short stories should be no more than 3,000 words, book reviews should be no more than 1,000 words, and poems should be no longer than 50 lines. All manuscripts must be written according to the Chicago Manual of Style. These parameters are strictly adhered to. On occasion longer articles may be accepted, but published serially. Anyone is welcome to submit.

Articles For the Blog

Writers are also invited to submit articles, book reviews, poems, and short stories specifically for The Basilian Journal’s blog. Please note this in your email. Submissions to the blog should be shorter in length and may be less formal in tone. Blog articles and short stories should be no longer than 2,000 words and adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style. Book reviews should be no more than 1,000 words and poems should be no longer than 50 lines. Editors may propose that some manuscripts submitted for the journal be more fitting for the blog. You will be informed of where your submission is accepted before publication.