Literature and Belief

Literature and Belief is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to exploring the connections among—and tensions between—literature, critical theory, cultural dynamics, and faith.  The journal welcomes contributions from anyone who is interested in exploring such connections and publishes scholarly articles, interviews, book reviews, poetry, and—periodically—personal essays.  Literature and Belief is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, Abstracts of English Studies, American Humanities Index (AHI), and Literary Criticism Register.  The journal is a member of CELJ, the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

Submission Guidelines

  • Articles typically range from between 15 and 35 pages, double-spaced
  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced
  • Only original, unpublished manuscripts will be considered
  • Please include a cover letter with your contact information

The External Review Process

  • Though external reviews take time, we try hard to reach a decision about the manuscript within 90 days of its submission

Publication Venues

  • Submissions that are accepted for publication are typically published in Literature and Belief within 1 year of acceptance
  • Soon, submissions that are published hardcopy in Literature and Belief will also be published online through the Literature and Belief website, typically 18 to 24 months after hardcopy publication

Courtesy Copies

  • Each author is given five courtesy copies of the issue in which his or her submission appears 

Methods of Submission

  • Submissions can be made electronically, using the form below. Submissions can also be made via email or snail mail, using the addresses below the form.

Accepted file types: pdf, docx, doc, Max. file size: 5 MB.
Accepted file types: pdf, docx, doc, Max. file size: 5 MB.

For email submissions

Hardcopy submissions should be sent to

Jane D. Brady
Literature and Belief
3184 JFSB
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602