Call for Submissions

SUFI welcomes submissions in the form of articles, interviews, creative writing, poetry, reviews and visual art and photographic work for the print journal and digital online website.

SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES
SUFI is a biannual app and online journal devoted to the study of mysticism through literature, history, poetry and art. The editors of SUFI invite submissions on all topics relating to mystical philosophy and practice, irrespective of cultural and/or religious denomination. Please scroll down to find guidelines for each of these submission formats, followed by the “Click Here to Submit” button for uploading your submissions.

Academic Articles

  1. Material should be submitted in English, and should not exceed 3,000 words. The manuscript should be double-spaced with 25 lines per page.
  2. Any notes should be numbered and grouped together at the end of the text. All references should be parenthesized in the text in accordance with the author-date system of The Chicago Manual of Style. The bibliography should conform to specifications as set forth in The Chicago Manual of Style.
  3. Submissions should be accompanied by a short biography of no more than 50 words.

Essays

  1. Material should be submitted in English, and should not exceed 2,500 words. The manuscript should be double-spaced with 25 lines per page.
  2. Submissions should be accompanied by a short biography of no more than 50 words.

Creative Writing

  1. Material should be submitted in English, and should not exceed 2,500 words. The manuscript should be double-spaced with 25 lines per page.
  2. Submissions should be accompanied by a short biography of no more than 50 words.

CultureWatch
CultureWatch is a special section in SUFI that features articles, short interviews and reviews about artists and/or contemporary artwork that relate to spiritual and mystical themes. The focus is on contemporary visual art, performing arts, literature and film, though other art forms will be considered where relevant.

  1. Material should be submitted in English, and should not exceed 1,000 words. There is no minimum word count. The manuscript should be double-spaced with 25 lines per page.
  2. Submissions should be accompanied by a short biography of no more than 50 words.

Poetry

  1. Poems should be submitted in English and should not exceed 25 lines.
  2. Poets are invited to send a maximum of 5 poems at one time.
  3. First submissions should be accompanied by a short biography of no more than 50 words.

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Please note that visual art and photography as well as books for review should be submitted alternatively as follows:

Visual Art and Photography

  1. Artists may submit up to six images at a time.
  2. Images should be submitted in either JPEG or TIFF format at a minimum of 300 dpi.
  3. First submissions should be accompanied by a short biography of no more than 50 words.
  4. Please send visual art and photography submissions to [email protected]

Book Reviews
SUFI reviews possible books for the Book Review section. To submit your books or manuscripts for review, please send a hard copy to:

Managing Editor
SUFI Journal
4931 MacArthur Blvd. NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

For general inquiries and editorial correspondence please contact [email protected]