Guidelines for offering articles to the advisory board of VII.
VII was founded out of the need for discussion and balanced assessment of the lives and works of Owen Barfield, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams. This peer-reviewed journal provides both the general and specialized reader with a reliable source of critical interpretations of these authors' works, biographical studies, and access to unpublished writings by the authors. Accordingly, VIIs editorial staff and advisors seek articles that present original scholarship with analytical rigor and clarity of expression. VII has a history of interdisciplinarity: subject areas commonly explored are literature, philosophy, theology, and history, but submissions investigating topics in any disciplines are welcomed.
Some of the qualities sought by the editors and advisory board when evaluating submissions include: focused thesis; convincing support of thesis; clarity of style; creative, thorough analysis; and interaction with and relevance to seminal research and dialogue in the pertinent fields of scholarship. Unsolicited articles are evaluated through blind review.
Each issue of VII will review a variety of books related to the Wade authors. Book reviews are generally assigned; however, if you are interested in reviewing books for VII, you may email a CV to the Wade Center, Attn: VII Assistant Editor. This information will be put on file for consideration when new reviewers are needed.
Download a style sheet to help format and prepare articles for submission to VII.Submissions Guidelines
How do you know if an article is appropriate for VII? Gain some insight from one of our advisors on what constitutes a worthwhile article and what does not.Advice for Submissions