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 at bookxi.org, and will appear twice a year. Book XI is housed at Hamilton College’s Arthur Levitt Center for Public Affairs.

Ends on This opportunity will close after 200 submissions have been received.

Be careful what you wish for. Watch out what you pursue. You might get it. 

So goes the old adage. 

We are looking for philosophically informed stories, essays, or poetry that address this theme.

Deadline for submissions: December 31, 2021.

WHAT WE WANT TO PUBLISH/SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

We will consider only previously unpublished and philosophically informed creative work (though our understanding of “philosophically informed” is capacious).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 accepted for publication by another magazine or 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.

Book XI : A Journal of Literary Philosophy