Sunday’s Sermon: New Journal

Book XI is a journal dedicated to publishing personal essays, memoir, fiction, science fiction, humor, and poetry with philosophical themes. The journal is on-line, and will appear twice a year. Book XI is housed at Hamilton College’s Arthur Levitt Center for Public Affairs.

Hamilton College is home to Book XI, a new literary/philosophical journal. It is edited by Marianne Janack, John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy and director of the Levitt Center, with the help of students Honor Allen ’21, Dorothy Poucher ’21, and Liam Rogers ’21.


We will consider only previously unpublished and philosophically informed creative work (though our understanding of “philosophically informed” is capacious). Please submit only one prose manuscript for each issue (you may submit up to 5 poems for each issue; please submit them as one document). All submissions should be made through Submittable. There is no submission fee. 

We will pay $200 for each piece that we publish (or $50 for each poem we publish). 

We are generally looking for pieces that are between 2,000 and 7,000 words, though we will happily consider submissions that are shorter or longer than this. However, please do not submit any work that is more than 10,000 words.

We realize that you might also want to submit the same manuscript to other literary journals. If you do, please notify us immediately if the piece(s) you sent to us is(are) accepted for publication by another magazine or journal.

We are presently looking for submissions for our third and fourth issues

Our third issue will focus on fiction/short stories and our fourth issue will be dedicated to philosophical/creative work that focuses on a material object (eg. a piece of wax, a chair). Submission deadlines for our third and fourth issues are:

Fiction/Short Story: please submit by September 1, 2019.

Meditation/reflection on a material object: please submit by December 31, 2019. Submission.

If you have questions about the journal, you can contact:

Marianne Janack

John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy

Director, Arthur Levitt Center for Public Affairs

198 College Hill Rd. Hamilton College Clinton, NY 13323

Short Story Ends on September 2, 2019 Submission


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