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 thoughtful art, compelling stories, bewitching poems that reflect our values of curiosity, justice, and community. We will not consider work that is ableist, racist, white supremacist, transphobic, homophobic, misogynistic, or otherwise contributes to cultures of harm and toxicity. We consider all submissions for publication on our website and/or in our quarterly print issues. For our Summer issues we are closed to poetry in order to devote space to Starshine and Clay fellows and finalists. Through May 15th, 2021 we will consider prose and visual art on the theme of Repair. Where do you notice the brokenness in the places you inhabit, the people and creatures around you, within yourself? How do you dream toward restoration, and where is renewal already happening? Please check back for upcoming themes, and read on for genre-specific guidelines.

In 2020 we launched a new space on our site for considerations of Social Justice. EcoTheo Review is guided by the words of Dr. Cornel West, who says Justice is what Love looks like in public, as well as Dr. Melanie L. Harris, who says that Earth Justice is Social Justice, and Social Justice is Earth Justice. We invite paintings, poems, photographs, essays, and other creative, scholarly responses to the ways environmental justice and social justice intersect. Our digital folios will explore particular aspects of these intersections. Please send submissions and inquiries to [email protected]

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 Oliver, our Poetry Editor at [email protected] Please note poems will not be considered for our Summer print issues.

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]