Parabola Journal Is Accepting Submissions/ How To Submit (Pay: $400)
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Parabola Journal Is Accepting Submissions/ How To Submit (Pay: $400)

Parabola Journal is a quarterly journal dedicated to exploring the quest for meaning through the lens of myths, symbols, and religious traditions. 

With each issue organized around a specific theme, Parabola delves into the relationship between ancient wisdom and contemporary life. 

The upcoming theme for the Summer 2024 issue is ‘Reality,’ with subsequent themes including ‘Grief & Gratitude’ for Fall 2024 and ‘Sorcery, Witchcraft, Magic’ for Winter 2024-2025.


Submission Guidelines For Parabola Journal

  • Parabola welcomes original essays, translations, poetry, book reviews, retellings of traditional stories, and forum contributions.
  • Submissions should be directly related to the theme of the upcoming issue.
  • All submissions must adhere to the specified word count limits and file formats.
  • Tangents, extended reviews of various media forms, should bear some connection to the theme of the issue.
  • They want lively, well-researched, and objective articles grounded in religious or cultural traditions.
  • Submissions laden with jargon or academic arguments will not be accepted 
  • Poignant and evocative poetry reflecting themes of myth, symbolism, and spirituality are acceptable.
  • Insightful book reviews, retellings of traditional stories, and forum contributions related to the theme of the issue are also acceptable.
  • They don’t want pieces focusing solely on dreams, visions, or highly personal experiences.
  • They also don’t want original fiction (Parabola rarely accepts fiction submissions).
  • Submissions should align with the exploration of meaning through myths, symbols, and religious traditions.
  • Contributors must follow the submission guidelines outlined by Parabola.


How to Submit

  • Email submissions to or mail submissions to the provided postal address.
  • Mailed submissions must include a stamped, self-addressed return envelope for response.
  • Please note that due to the high volume of submissions, Parabola does not respond unless a submission is accepted for publication.
  • For further details or inquiries, visit Parabola’s website or contact them via email or mail.

Editorial Email:

Postal Address:



P.O. Box 193

Lincolndale, NY 10540

(Mailed submissions require a stamped, self-addressed return envelope, #10 or larger, for response.)


Author Rights

They purchase the right to use the submitted work in a single issue of the journal. However, authors retain all other rights to their work, including the right to use it for other purposes.



They are reported to pay $1 per word, or $400 dollars per accepted piece. 



The deadline for submissions to the Summer 2024 issue, themed ‘Reality,’ is March 01, 2024. Submission deadlines for subsequent issues are provided accordingly.



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