Parabola, a quarterly publication on world culture, folklore, and religion, is accepting non-fiction, non-academic articles for the Spring 2018 issue. The theme is called “Fire”—essays and articles that explore the meaning of the theme as manifested globally in world beliefs, symbolic representations, and theological cultures. The publication pays strong attention to the dependence between religion and present day life.
Led by Editor Jeff Zaleski, the editorial team wants to receive dynamic, essay-style material free of vernacular or scholarly debate.
Writers should provide deeply-researched, unbiased, and pragmatical articles that are based in religious or societal mythology.
Word length for articles is 1K to 3K words. Book reviews run about 500 words; and recounts of time-honored stories range between 500 and 1500 words.
Payment: The publication pays from $150 to $400/article and $75 per book review.
Writers will need to query with a one-page pitch explaining the relevance and importance of their article and how it relates to the theme.
Deadline for submissions: December 1, 2017. Read writer’s guidelines at Parabola’s website
The Society for the Study of Myth and Tradition has been publishing Parabola since 1979.