Perspectives: Submissions

Submissions to Perspectives are currently closed. We are aware that there has been a glitch in our submissions form and that we did not therefore see several people’s pitches. We sincerely apologize for this and thank those of you who helped make us aware of the problem. If you sent us a pitch and never received a reply, even after the customary two months one should wait to hear from us, we encourage you to please pitch us again in the late Fall/early Winter of 2024 when we again open submissions.


How to Submit a Query

Please also note that we are no longer accepting submissions of full articles without a query first. You’ll be asked to include a short summary as well as a quick biographical statement and a proposed timeline. 

These forms will be reviewed in the order received, with all pitches receiving consideration from the collective within eight weeks. We will publish essays on a rolling basis online, with all essays posted considered for the yearly print issue. 

If you have a concept for an article but are unsure how to develop and refine the ideas or language, we are happy to help you with the writing process, particularly if you have never written for publication before. As with any publication, please familiarize yourself with our work before submitting (

Compensation for Contributors

We are happy to announce that we have recently approved the process and funds to begin paying authors and artists for contributions to Perspectives. We are offering a flat payment of $50 for all work that is completed and accepted for publication, including essays, reviews, creative work, and visual art.  

All submissions should meet the following format requirements:

  • Please follow the Chicago Manual of Style for general format and citation guidelines.
  • Please share your essay as a Word doc.
  • Please use endnotes rather than footnotes and keep notes to a minimum.
  • Type your endnotes directly into the text.  Please do not use the “insert note” function in Word, as it is incompatible with our layout software.
  • Do not include page numbers on your manuscript.
  • Do not indent new paragraphs. Use a line break instead.
  • Please keep in mind that we seek to share these ideas with a broad readership; write in accessible, clear language.  Do not assume an academic audience.
  • Be sure to include your name and reliable contact information, as well as a brief (3-6 sentence) bio that you would like printed alongside your article.

Contact Info 

If you have any questions about the submission process or about Perspectives more generally, please feel free to reach out to  

 We look forward to hearing from you!

-the Perspectives collective