Assisi’s mission is, first and foremost, to publish works of literature and art that are thoughtful, engaging, and well written/composed. We look for work that examines the human condition, that helps the reader view things from a slightly different angle, and that provokes an emotional response not for mere shock value but rather as a way to open up new ways of thinking about or relating to the world. Assisi is guided by the Franciscan values of spirituality, morality, social responsibility, and love for the Earth and her people, even when the writing is overtly “not Catholic” in nature.
Assisi currently maintains a rolling Call for Submissions.
Assisi will re-launch with the Fall 2017 issue, returning to its original publication schedule of twice-yearly.
The journal offers an eclectic mix of essays (both academic and personal), short fiction and poetry, as well as photographs, drawings and other art works.
Depending upon when you submit your work, it may take up to ten months for us to respond; this is why we accept simultaneous submissions. Please see the guidelines below for complete information.
Your text submission must be in Word format (.doc or .docx), and must be sent as an attachment to your e-mail. At this time, we can accept only photos and art work submitted as .JPEG files.
Include your name, address, daytime telephone number and title(s) of submission(s) in the body of your e-mail. NO IDENTIFICATION SHOULD APPEAR ON THE MANUSCRIPT OR ART WORK ITSELF.
There is a limit of one submission in each category per person within any 6-month period. You may send all your submissions together attached to one e-mail, or send them in separately.
Please hold to the page length limitations below. Occasionally, longer works may be considered, but you must send an inquiry directly to the editor regarding any work that goes beyond the set limits before submitting it.
Essays: Up to 30 pages total, double-spaced.
Short Fiction: Up to 40 pages total, double-spaced. Novel excerpts will be considered if they are self-contained.
Poetry: Up to 8 poems per submission, single or double-spaced. Please, no more than one poem per page.
Photography and Art: Up to 5 works per submission.
We do not reprint previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable as long as they are indicated as such and Assisi is notified immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere.
Send all submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assisi holds first rights for publication; we also reserve the right to use your name and the title of your work in press releases and on sections of our website other than the pages of Assisi. Beyond this use, and following publication in Assisi, rights revert to the author/artist providing Assisi is acknowledged in any subsequent publication of the work.
If you have questions, or need further information, please contact Dr. Wendy Galgan, Editor, at email@example.com