Literature and Belief

A semiannual publication of the Center for the Study of Christian Values in Literature



Literature and Belief considers scholarly, interpretive articles that focus on moral/religious literary issues, book reviews, interviews, and also poetry. Manuscripts should conform to The MLA Style Manual. Literature and Belief is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography , Abstracts of English Studies, American Humanities Index (AHI), and Literary Criticism Register. This journal is a member of CELJ, the Council of Learned Journals.

Now accepting submissions for our special creative nonfiction Issue!

In 2015 we are publishing a special nonfiction issue. We are looking for personal, lyric, travel, and memoir essays, literary journalism, flash nonfiction, and other forms of creative nonfiction that addresses the issue of belief in some way.


  • send paper submissions to the address below or email submissions to
  • Submissions accepted now through April 15, 2015. Final decisions made by mid-summer 2015
  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced with 1-inch margins
  • Please include a cover letter with your contact information and a brief bio
  • Recommended word limit: &l;6000 words.
  • Only original, unpublished manuscripts will be considered
  • Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please notify us via email immediately if your manuscript has been taken elsewhere
  • Only one manuscript per author please

Send questions about this special issue to Joey Franklin at

Address all other correspondence, submissions, and subscription inquiries to:

Literature and Belief
3184 JFSB
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-3073