to Christianity & Literature

Christianity & Literature is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the scholarly exploration of how literature engages Christian thought, experience, and practice. Although the journal presupposes no particular theological orientation, it respects an orthodox understanding of Christianity as a historically defined faith. Submissions will be reviewed by the journal editors and by scholars in the field in a traditional double-blind process. The editors will consider a submission only with the understanding that it has not been concurrently submitted elsewhere.

All essays submitted for publication should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, using endnotes.  Articles of fewer than 4,000 or more than 9,000 words in text are not ordinarily considered. Submissions should comply with accepted guidelines for nonsexist usage and should employ the documentation style outlined in the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, using endnotes rather than footnotes:

All submissions should be formatted for blind peer review and should include:

• a title page with the author’s name, email, and mailing address.

• a 100-word abstract and a list of suggested keywords to accompany the essay: 3-5 is appropriate.

• a short biographical note with information about your position, research, and publications. Keep it short. Two or three sentences are adequate. 

• the essay, with title on first page and page numbers on all following pages. There should be no author identification in the body of the essay.

Articles must be submitted electronically at 

Inquiries can be made to

Mark Eaton, Editor
Christianity & Literature
Department of English
Azusa Pacific University
901 E. Alosta Ave.
Azusa, CA 91702-7000


The poetry editor looks for poems that are clear and surprising. They should have a compelling sense of voice, formal sophistication (though not necessarily rhyme and meter), and the ability to reveal the spiritual through concrete images.

Only hard copies of poetry submissions are accepted. Submissions should be sent to: 

Peter Cooley, Poetry Editor
Christianity & Literature
Tulane University
Department of English, Norman Mayer 122
New Orleans, LA 70118

Please be sure to include all relevant contact information along with the poem or poems: name, address, and especially your email. Because of the volume of poetry received, submissions will not be acknowledged or returned unless they are accompanied by an SASE with sufficient return postage.

Once accepted, you will then be asked to submit any accepted poem or poems electronically at  


Book Reviews

The editors assign book reviews by invitation only. If you would like to suggest a book for review or offer to write a book review, please write to Philip Mitchell at If you are an author or publisher, please send books for review to:

Philip Mitchell, Book Review Editor
Christianity & Literature
Collins Learning Center 222
Dallas Baptist University
3000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 25211