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a quarterly journal devoted to the exploration of the quest for meaning as it is expressed in the world’s myths, symbols, and religious traditions, with particular emphasis on the relationship between this store of wisdom and our modern life.

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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

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    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Nonfiction (essays and translations)

Max words: 1000

Max words: 3000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

All articles must be directly related to the theme of an upcoming issue.

Poetry

Min pieces: 1

Max pieces: 5

Review

Max words: 1

Max words: 500

Translation

See "Nonfiction".

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    Include a brief autobiography (2-3 sentences). Fit the description to the subject matter of the article, e.g., for an article on Tibetan Buddhism, “Smith spent three years travelling in Tibet.” Or, a publication credit: “Smith is the author of Pilgrimage in Tibet (W. W. Norton, 1987).” Always include your publisher.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    The file must be transmitted under the author’s last name, with an article orwith all poems in a single file, separated by page breaks. Each page must have the author’s name on it.

  • Author's rights

    Parabola purchases the right to use an article in all substantially complete versions (including non-print versions) of a single issue of our journal. We also request the right to use the piece in the promotion of Parabola, and to authorize single-copy reproductions for academic purposes. All other rights are retained by the author.

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