- We run 500-750 word pieces relating to religion in the modern world.
- We only publish original pieces that have never been published elsewhere.
- Most of our pieces respond to a news item, placing the event or trend in context of its history and other relevant background, and analyzing its media coverage.
- We do not use footnotes, but a brief references section can follow the essay. Please only list citations of works written in English.
- Please do not use hyperlinks within the essay. You may include links, however, in the references section. For example:
Lisa Miller, "Feminism's Final Frontier? Religion," Washington Post, March 8, 2012.
- We follow the Chicago Manual of Style (only one space between sentences, books of the bible are capitalized but not italicized, etc).
- Please include a short bio of one or two sentences, and let us know if you have a Twitter account (we link to the essay on Twitter after it has been published).
- We do not run pieces written from a religious perspective. Rather, our essays look at religion in public life from an academic perspective.
- We do not publish op-eds, opinion pieces, book reviews, movie reviews, poetry or fiction. We do publish pieces that discuss certain books, movies, poetry or fiction if they represent a trend relating to religion.
- Examples of essays we have published can be found here:
- Please submit your essay via e-mail to DivSightings@gmail.com.