Submissions

Through May 1st we invite submissions for our Summer issue which will focus on themes of Sabbath. As the world confronts a global health crisis that has forced many to remain home, we are curious how people are responding ecologically and theologically. Who is required to continue working in this time and how are justice issues addressed and neglected in collective approaches to the COVID-19 pandemic? What might the effects be on the health of ecological communities from short and long-term practices of rest and observations, intentional or imposed, of Sabbath? How do the sights, smells, tastes, sounds, feelings of Spring resonate in this time? What are the moments of hope and peace you find in practices of Sabbath?

We are always open to submissions of poetry, prose, and visual art that explore questions of nature and spirituality from within and outside all religious traditions. We are delighted by innovative, original, thoughtful art that reflects our values of curiosity, justice, and community. In addition to our Sabbath issue for Summer we will be considering work for our Harvest issue for Fall and Advent issue for Winter. We look forward to encountering your work!

Please allow 2-3 months while we review your submission.
We do not accept previously published work.
We accept simultaneous submissions. Please notify us promptly if your work is accepted elsewhere.

For all general inquiries or proposals, email Jason Myers, our Editor-in-Chief at [email protected]

For website-related or other miscellaneous inquires, email Alexandria Barbera, our Managing Editor at [email protected]

Poetry
  • Poets are invited to submit 3 poems at a time.
  • Submit poems as a single file.
  • Please use a standard word processing format (DOC, DOCX, RTF).
  • All efforts are made to preserve formatting.

Please address poetry submissions to Crystal Brandt, our Poetry Editor at [email protected]

Writing

We welcome works of fiction and creative nonfiction of up to 5,000 words.

Please email fiction submissions to Manik Perera, our Fiction Editor at [email protected]

Please email nonfiction submission to Julie Wan, our Nonfiction Editor at [email protected]

Micro-Essays & Interviews

We’re delighted to provide a platform for poets interested in speaking about their most recent collection, their composition process, their influences and inspirations, or other aspects of their work.

If you are interested in being interviewed, please email Esteban Rodriguez, our Interviews Editor at [email protected]

Reviews

EcoTheo welcomes review submissions of chapbooks and full-length collections of all genres (essays, poetry and prose) that intersect with ecological and theological concerns in a broad and capacious sense.

Reviews can be any length, but we are particularly interested in the breadth and depth offered by 1300-1800wds.

  • At the top of your review, please provide the following information:
  • [Book Title] by [Author Name]. [Press] ([Publication Date]). [Pages]. [Price].
  • In your cover letter, please include a brief bio of yourself.
  • For poetry reviews, follow these general poetry citation guidelines.

The Reviews Editor is happy to work collaboratively with you on formatting and edits, but when citing poetry please make sure you faithfully copy the text as it originally appears and double-check for errors and typos in your quotations. Aim for three to four excerpts of more than three lines in your review.

In terms of review content, we are interested in how you read the work of the book you are reviewing. E.g. What are the text’s concerns? How does it make them visible? Does the text present itself/its argument via sound, image, form, logic? Who is the text’s ideal audience?

You can pitch a review directly to the editor at [email protected], or request a list of books we would like to see reviewed.

If you would like to query about having your book (or your client’s book) reviewed, or submit an ARC for review consideration, please consider the following reviewers, and feel free to contact them directly:

Visual Art

We welcome most forms of visual art, including but not limited to: painting, photography, drawings and sketches, sculptures, and more.

Please email visual art submissions to Billy Moore, our Visual Arts Editor at [email protected]