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MR is happy to accept manuscript submissions for both print and web publications. Please visit our about page and familiarize yourself with our web articles prior to submitting. 

We accept submissions for the following:

Web Articles:

MR web articles should be between 1500-2500 words. Please submit manuscript in Microsoft Word to Joshua Schendel at: submissions@modernreformation.org. MR does not accept simultaneous submissions or submissions of previously published content, including online publications.  After submitting, please allow four weeks for the MR editorial team to decide upon it. If you have not heard anything by the end of four weeks, you may send a follow up query. 

Print Essays:

MR Print essays should be between 4500-6000 words. Please submit manuscript in Microsoft Word to Joshua Schendel at: submissions@modernreformation.org. MR does not accept simultaneous submissions or submissions of previously published content, including online publications. After submitting, please allow four weeks for the MR editorial team to decide upon it. If you have not heard anything by the end of four weeks, you may send a follow up query. 

Letters to the Editor:

We welcome your letters responding to the content we’ve published. You can find the guidelines regarding these submissions here.

Poetry:

We are now accepting poetry submissions for Modern Reformation Magazine! You can find the guidelines for those submissions here.


Letters to the Editor:

MR has always sought to initiate and shape theological conversations. To that end, we welcome your letters responding to the content we’ve published. Because space is limited, please keep your letters under four hundred words. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. Because of MR’s production schedule, letters must be received within three weeks of the publication of the new issue and will appear two issues after it. (Example: letters sent in response to the May/June issue must be received by the end of the third week of May, and will be published in the Sep/Oct issue of the same year.)

Please submit your letters to letters@modernreformation.org.


Poetry Submissions to Modern Reformation Magazine

Thank you for sharing your work with us at Modern Reformation magazine! We encourage both submissions from both new and established poets. Please review the guidelines prior to submitting.

Guidelines:

  • We publish six issues a year. 
  • We consider only previously unpublished work. Writing that has appeared online for any reason, including social media posts, is considered to have been previously published and should not be submitted.
  • By submitting your work, you affirm you are the sole author.
  • We love sonnets, sestinas, ballads, elegies, and villanelles or any type of verse with a consistent rhyme scheme, musical pattern, or musical form. When it comes to haiku, concrete poetry, ekphrastic poetry, and limericks, our magazine is probably not your best choice. We would consider free verse if compelling and beautiful.
  • This is a magazine that serves to honor Christ in all we publish, including poetry. While your poetry does not have to be grounded in the Bible per se, it ought not directly contradict teaching found in the Bible. Poems that highlight the true, the good, and the beautiful suit us fine.

How to Submit:

  • We accept submissions year-round.
  • Poetry submissions should be printed out with only one page per poem or, if the poem is longer than a single page, please staple the pages together. Unfortunately, we do not accept email submissions of poetry.
  • You may submit up to three poems at one time.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions of poems on the condition that poets withdraw once a poem is accepted for publication elsewhere in any form.
  • We ask that poets wait six months between submissions.
  • Our response time can take up to six months. We have a small staff, so please be patient. We are able to respond to you only if your poem is accepted for publication.
  • Please submit your poems to this address with your full contact information including your email:

Poetry Editor
Modern Reformation
13230 Evening Creek Drive S Suite 220-222
San Diego, CA 92128

Upon publication, we will provide financial remuneration of $25.00 for each poem we publish. Rights revert to the author six months after publication, meaning that all authors can reprint their work as they would like after this six-month period. Modern Reformation retains non-exclusive reprint rights and reserve the right to publish the poem in our future formats and publications including anthologies.