Poetry – 1 – 5 poems
Fiction – Up to 3500 words
Creative Non-Fiction – Up to 3500 words
Please send your original, previously unpublished Christian-themed submissions either pasted in the body of your e-mail or attached as a Word document to agapereview[at]gmail[dot]com
For Poetry submissions, the subject should be Poetry Submission
For Fiction/Creative Nonfiction submissions, the subject line should read Prose Submission
In your email, please include a cover letter and mention whether your work is previously unpublished and whether it’s a simultaneous submission.
Please share a one-line descriptor of your work. Upon acceptance of your submission, the descriptor will accompany it.
For example: In her poem, “I Am,” Rebecca Nestor reflects on Christ’s sacrifice.
Feel free to take a look at our homepage or Twitter handle for more examples of one-line descriptors.
PLEASE NOTE: Submissions which don’t have a one-line descriptor in the prescribed format and a third-person bio will not be considered. If you are submitting multiple poems, please include separate descriptors for each.
You are welcome to address us as Team Agape Review.
Include a short third-person bio along with your submission (mention your Twitter username if you have one). Additionally, you may include the links to your Facebook/Amazon page if you want them to get featured alongside your bio. If you are submitting for the second time, you don’t need to include a bio, unless you want to update your existing one.
Please follow reverential capitalization (pronouns referring to God must be in the uppercase)
Please do not add double spaces between sentences
Please do not add spaces between paragraphs
Please do not indent paragraphs
Response Period: We aim to respond to all submissions within one month.
Writers are requested to thoroughly proofread their work for grammatical and punctuation errors before submitting. Upon acceptance, our in-house Copy Editor will comb through the submissions before publication.
At the moment, we are also looking forward to expanding our team. To know more, please click here.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you charge a submission fee or a subscription fee?
No, we don’t. Agape Review is—and will always be—a zero-profit magazine.
What do you mean when you say Agape Review is zero-profit journal?
Agape Review is completely volunteer-run and does not seek donations/funds/grants of any kind.
Do I have to be a Christian to submit to your journal?
Absolutely not. We welcome everyone with open arms, regardless of religion, ethnicity, gender, age, denomination, nationality, linguistic background, political affiliation, etc.
What does a ‘Christian theme’ necessarily mean?
Spelling it out would fetter your thought process. Rather, we will leave it to your imagination. If you aren’t sure whether your work fits the bill, send it to us nevertheless and we’ll get back to you.
When it comes to fiction, what are the genres you publish?
All appropriate genres, as long as the story has a Christian theme. Along with literary fiction, we are also open to read genre fiction like Christian historical fiction, Christian romance, and Christian suspense,.
When it comes to creative nonfiction, what do you publish?
By creative nonfiction, we mean personal essays written in a creative format, not articles written in a journalistic format. The former will be apt for our magazine.
Do you accept previously published work?
Sorry, we don’t accept previously published work. However, if it’s been published on a personal Facebook page or blog, we’ll consider it as long as you mention it in your mail.
Are swear words and depictions of violence allowed?
As long as it’s relevant to the story, of course. When we say we’re a Christian-themed magazine, we don’t necessarily mean we accept only Hallmark-type content.
Are novel excerpts allowed?
Yes, novel excerpts are allowed, providing they can stand alone without extraneous notation.
When will my submission be published?
We accept submissions yearlong. If deemed apt for us, submissions will be published on a rolling basis.
Is there any limit as to how often I can submit new work?
No, you can submit as often as you wish.
Do you accept works written in other languages apart from English?
Yes, we accept foreign-language submissions, as long as they have an English translation. For more details, please refer to the FAQ below.
Can I submit translated work?
Translations are welcome as long as either you’re the original author or you have obtained the necessary translation rights from the original author.
When can I expect to hear back?
We aim to respond within a month.
Do I retain rights?
By submitting to us, you are granting us the non-exclusive right to publish your work electronically. You retain your copyright. If your work is subsequently reprinted elsewhere, please acknowledge Agape Review as the platform of first publication.
Will I get paid if my submission gets accepted?
Unfortunately, we are unable to pay contributors at the moment since we are a completely volunteer-run zero-profit literary journal. However, we will promote your work across social media.
Do you accept simultaneous submissions?
Yes, we accept simultaneous submissions. But if your work is accepted elsewhere, please be professional and withdraw your submission by dropping us an email.
Can I send my own featured image along with my submission?
Upon acceptance, your story/poem is published along with an accompanying feature image of our choice. If you would like to select the image yourself, you may source it from Pixabay, Pexels, or Unsplash and send us the link along with your submission.
If you have any further questions, please drop us an email at agapereview[at]gmail[dot]com and we would be happy to clarify.
I am a Christian fiction author who’s interested in being interviewed in your journal. How to do I go about it?
We would be happy to interview Christian Fiction authors, both established and emerging. If you would like to be interviewed by us, drop us an email at agapereview[at]gmail[dot]com
My book has been published/is soon to be published. I would like you to review my book in your journal. How do I proceed?
We are open to do book reviews written by Christian Fiction authors, both established and emerging. Send us a book review pitch with your book’s blurb, word count, and other details at agapereview[at]gmail[dot]com. Please note: This is completely free, and the book review process will take up to two months. Please do not abuse this feature by retrofitting and presenting your work as a Christian-themed work.
JOIN OUR TEAM
Currently, our doors are open for Social Media Managers and Interview Editors. Prerequisites include a good command of the literary craft, an eye for detail, and a commitment to the ideals of our magazine.
If you think you would be a perfect fit for us, please drop us an email at agapereview[at]gmail[dot]com specifying the position you are interested in along with your credentials and we will be more than happy to consider you. Please note: Since we are a completely volunteer-run zero-profit magazine, we won’t be able to offer a remuneration.