CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Between Cities journal is seeking submissions for our Fall 2021 issue.  The submissions should engage with the Christian tradition. Submissions can take the form of essays, creative pieces, media reviews, interviews, or artwork. We are primarily accepting submissions from the University of Minnesota community but will consider work from those outside it.  Please submit proposals by March 12.

Proposals should be 100-300 words long.
To submit your work please visit the Google Form below and upload your proposal:

 

Types of Submissions

  • Articles of 1,000 to 3,000 words consist of original work discussing academics from a Christian perspective, the relationship between faith and study or work, or the relevance of Christianity to the modern world. Articles can be scholarly in nature—advancing a significant thesis with appropriate citations—or less formal—including anecdotes and personal reflection.

  • Media reviews of 250-750 words provide Christian commentary on recently released books or movies of interest to our audience, though the works reviewed need not necessarily be Christian themselves. The review should contain a concise synopsis of the work in question, an appraisal of its technical quality, and an evaluation of its themes or purport.

  • Creative works may include poems and short fiction of less than 2,000 words. Such works should not only address spiritual matters, but also employ technical sophistication to interest, challenge, or surprise the reader.

  • Art and photography need not be explicitly religious in subject matter, but may originate from a Christian aesthetic sensibility or demonstrate engagement with questions of ultimate significance.


We are particularly interested in work that originates from within the Christian tradition, but we will consider any work that engages with that tradition in a thoughtful and respectful way.  Our first priority is to share the work of members of the University of Minnesota community, but we accept submissions from writers outside it as well.

If you are interested in learning more about the process of revising a draft after your submission has been accepted, see this page: https://www.betweencities.org/submissions/submissions-process/


Join Our Staff

We are also seeking editors! If you or someone you know has an interest in the mission and work of Between Cities, please consider joining our editorial team. Editors must be University of Minnesota students, undergraduate or graduate. Inquiries can be emailed to our Editor-In-Chief: molst036@umn.edu.