Word limits for the different forms of writing we publish are as follows:

  • Book Reviews: 1,500-2,000 words
  • Opinion Pieces: 750–2,000 words
  • Attention Pieces: 500–1,500 words
  • Theological Reflection: 1,000–2,000 words

Learn more about Sapientia’s forms of writing.

How to Submit:

If you are an author who has already contracted with us for a piece, please submit through the article submission form. If you are pitching a new piece, please fill out the pitch submission form and attach a word doc or PDF of your submission.

Article Submission

Author Contract

The Author and The Henry Center for Theological Understanding (also Henry Center or HCTU) (Publisher) regarding the work specified in the Work field at the end of this contract (Work) to be published in Sapientia (Journal). The Henry Center for Theological Understanding operates as part of Trinity International University, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation.

We agree to publish the Work in accordance with the terms of this agreement:

1. By submitting the Work to Sapientia, you represent and warrant that you are the sole owner of the Work and have the full power to grant us the right to the Work. The Work is original and accurate and has not been published elsewhere in any form, unless noted at the end of this document in the allotted space. You also represent that its publication will not defame anyone or violate their rights of privacy, of publicity or copyright, or otherwise violate the law or rights of any third party.

2. We have the right, in consultation with the Author, to reproduce, edit, revise, abridge, condense, and title the Work and make judgments on editing and the visual treatment of the Work.

3. We are claiming and you are granting to us:

(a) the non-exclusive worldwide English-language rights to publish, reproduce, distribute, and use the Work in any form, either separately or as part of a collective work, including but not limited to the nonexclusive right to publish the Work in Sapientia, copy and distribute individual reprints of the Work, authorize reproduction of the entire Work in another publication of the Publisher’s, and authorize reproduction and distribution of the Work or an abstract thereof by means of computerized retrieval systems (such as Proquest). The Author retains ownership of the copyright in the Work, and all rights not expressly granted in this agreement.

(b) the right to use the Work as part of any electronic and/or computer database containing Sapientia’s content and to transmit the Work electronically and to reproduce it and distribute it in any medium, known or as yet unknown, which is capable of storing printed information in electronic form, including but not limited to use on our website as a preview of the issue or sale via eBook.

4. You will not allow anyone else to publish your Work for a period of 60 days after the posting date on which your work appears. Thereafter, you are free to grant others permission to publish the Work but you will use your best efforts to ensure that Sapientia is credited as the original publisher of the Work. This applies as well to any syndication that you arrange on your own. Any such use of the Work by you will not require any payment to us. Likewise, any use by us of the Work as described in subparagraphs (a) and (b) above will not require any payment to you.

5. This is our entire agreement and may not be modified except by another written or electronic document signed by both of us.

6. This agreement shall inure to the benefit of Sapientia, its owners and their successors and assigns.

7. The Work is scheduled for publication within 60 days of acceptance or at a date specified to the author.

8. Unless otherwise arranged with the Publisher, publication of the Work(s) is the sole consideration.

9. All rights not explicitly granted herein, including copyright, remain the property of the Author.

Pitch Submission

After you’ve submitted your manuscript, our editorial team will review your submission and determine whether it’s a good fit for Sapientia. A member of the editorial team should respond within two weeks of your submission. We do not accept submissions of previously published material, including material published online.


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