Submissions

At the discretion of the editor and with input from an advisory board, qualified submissions of all sizes will be published on the publication’s website. An aggregation of those articles may be emailed to subscribers every month.

Theology+Now encourages dialogue, so not all submissions published will necessarily reflect the views of the editor or advisory board. To that end, all submissions will be considered for publication, no matter the source or views expressed, as long as they broadly identify with Theology+Now’s vision.

Theology+Now doesn’t currently pay for submissions.

Essays should adhere to the following rules:

  • Lengths. The preferred length for an essay is between 1,000 and 2,000 words, although submissions of any length will be considered for publication.
  • Formatting. All submissions should be single-spaced. Essays written in Google Docs are always preferred but required for formatted essays. Microsoft Word is acceptable for unformatted essays.
  • Biography. Please provide a one-sentence biographical note. For example: Joe Blow, the author of Neat Book, is an engineer in Beautiful City, Indiana, where he co-pastors Good Church.
  • Bibliography. Please include all bibliographical information in the text of the article, leaving out page numbers and publisher information. For example: In his Thoughts on Bibliographies anthology, Kenneth Wattersham wrote an article called “Shorter is better,” in which he said the movie Article Rules (1986) is “simply perfect.”
  • Pronouns. When referring to God, use lowercase pronouns.
  • Bible references. Always spell out the name of the book. Drop the book name and just use the verse number if the book’s name is already spelled out in the same paragraph. The Authorized Version (KJV) is the preferred version for essays, although other versions may be quoted with the editor’s approval. On first reference, give the abbreviation of the version (KJV, ESV, YLT, etc.) following the verse, and again if another version is used in between references. For example: Paul says in Ephesians 1 that God chose us “before the world began” (1:4, KJV) to adopt us as his “sons” (1:5, ESV) or “children” (KJV).

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