Submissions

We are always open to submissions of poetry, prose, and visual art that explore questions of ecology 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. Our Winter issue (deadline November 15th) will orbit around questions of Advent. What is it you are waiting for in your life and how do you dwell in that waiting?

We are also launching a new space on our site for considerations of Social Justice. EcoTheo Review has long been guided by the words of Cornel West, who says Justice is what Love looks like in public. The recent murders by police officers of unarmed Black citizens in the U.S. and the responsive protests and demonstrations have revealed, once more, deeply rooted systemic racism, injustice, and inequities throughout the world. Inspired by the witness and legacy of recently departed icons of the U.S. Civil Rights movement C.T. Vivian and John Lewis, EcoTheo Review is creating a new space on our website to highlight questions and concerns of Social Justice. We will curate a quarterly presentation of writing and visual art that responds to specific themes and existing works that bend the arc of the moral universe toward justice. As part of our inaugural curation, we will be reading Lucille Clifton’s classic collection of poems, Good News About the Earth. In addition, we pose the question: what resources do you draw from your spiritual tradition(s) for the work of justice? We invite paintings, poems, photographs, essays, and other creative, scholarly responses to this question and to Clifton’s book. Submissions and questions may be directed to our Social Justice Editor, Manik Perera, at [email protected]. For consideration in this first series, please send work by September 1st.

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]

Prose

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

Please email fiction submissions to Matt Burgess, our Fiction Editor at [email protected]

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

Micro-Essays & Interviews

We’re delighted to provide a platform for writers interested in speaking about their most recent work, 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 submit an Advance Review Copy for review consideration, please send to [email protected] Please note that a place on the reviews list is not a guarantee of review, as potential reviewers choose titles from our reviews list.

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]