Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
We are a Christian literary journal and small press which publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction/creative nonfiction, philosophy articles, homilies, and visual art. We hope to eventually begin publishing novels, poetry chapbooks, philosophical anthologies, homiletical anthologies, and visual art chapbooks as well. We primarily publish work concerning Christian theology or work which deals with the Christian life, i.e., the trials and triumphs of daily life with God. We hope to uplift young or undiscovered Christian authors, philosophers, and artists, and provide a space for them to interact and grow from one another.
Social Media Platforms Used
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
Primary Editor/Contact Person
essays, fiction, poetry, art, audio, video
We accept both previously unpublished material and reprints. Simultaneous submissions are welcome so long as we are notified in the event your submission is published elsewhere. Upon publication, you grant us First North American Serial Rights (F.N.A.S.R.) or Second Serial Rights (S.S.R.) for print publication, and/or First Electronic Rights (F.E.R.) or Second Electronic Rights (S.E.R.) for digital publication, depending on the medium. We purchase nonexclusive print and electronic rights, so you are free to publish your work elsewhere after we do. However, if we are the first to publish your piece, we ask that you credit us as the first publisher of the work in any reprints or subsequent publications of the work. Please specify whether your work is previously unpublished or a reprint so we can credit the original publisher. For more details, please visit our submissions page here: https://www.solumpress.com/submissions
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
1 - 2 months
Number Of Paid Staff
Number Of Books Published Per Year
Titles In Print
Solum Journal Vol. I: Fall 2020
Percentage Of Above Available Digitally
Average Price Per Book
Average Price Per E-Book
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
My friend and colleague Bartolo Cruz conceived the idea based on my prior experience working on a literary journal and publishing in several others.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
Bart and I are the sole staff.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
This summarizes our expectations well: https://medium.com/a-writers-life/how-to-write-a-cover-letter-for-a-literary-journal-submission-df0d3687907d
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
An understanding of the form and an author's sincerity of writing which we can intuit from the piece.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Don’t be intimidated. We treat authors’ works as expressions of their innermost selves, so take heart in knowing we handle your work with solemnity and reverence.
Do You Have A Favorite Unsolicited Submission Discovery Or Anecdote?
There’s always the one that got away. That’s why we painstakingly pore over every submission and treat the piece with the same respect we would its author.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
Christian academics/grad students/seminarians and the open-minded skeptic.