Harvard Divinity Bulletin now accepts submissions only through our online platform on Submittable. Submissions sent through email or physical mail will not be considered. Please send us a message at bulletin@hds.harvard.edu if you have any trouble submitting here.   

We accept unsolicited nonfiction essays, opinion pieces, reviews, and poetry. We do not publish fiction, nor do we consider material that has already been published elsewhere in any form, in print or digitally (including on blogs or personal web pages). 

The Bulletin almost never publishes work in the form in which it is submitted (with the exception of poetry), so expect to revise should your work be accepted. Before submitting, take a look through our current and past issues in order to see the kinds of poetry and prose that we publish.

Please do not submit more than once within a one-year period. Simultaneous submissions are expected, but we ask that you notify us as soon as possible if your work has been accepted elsewhere by withdrawing it on Submittable.

We make every effort to read and respond to all submissions within six months. Given the Bulletin’s small staff and the volume of submissions, we are unable to respond to questions about the status of submissions until after six months have passed. We are also unable to provide feedback unless your work is accepted for publication.

Thank you for sharing your work with us. We look forward to reading it.

The Bulletin publishes nonfiction essays, opinion pieces, and reviews of books and occasionally other media. There is no minimum or maximum length, but due to the physical constraints of the magazine, we generally publish pieces that are between 1,000 and 6,000 words. We can always cut (or add), but please do not send pieces that are much longer than 6,000 words.
You may submit anywhere from one to five poems for consideration. Please read over some of the poetry we have published in past issues at http://http//bulletin.hds.harvard.edu/past-issues (poetry is at the bottom of the table of contents in each issue) in order to get a sense of the kinds of poetry we like to publish.

If a portion (but not all) of your submission is accepted elsewhere, please do not withdraw the entire submission. Instead, add a note in Submittable letting us know which poems are still available.

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