Submissions Guide

Animus is currently ONLY accepting submissions for the blog. Submit here!

Overview

Animus accepts work from a variety of different mediums, including academic papers, translations, creative writing, and visual art, both to our blog and journal. Academic papers and translations will be published exclusively in the journal, while creative submissions may be published in either. You may submit up to 3 pieces for consideration, in varying or the same categories.

Submission Types

Read the requirements for specific submission types for our journal and blog.

Animus will publish academic papers of a length not to exceed 3,500 words. We also publish excerpts or shortened versions of undergraduate theses / BA papers. Chicago-style footnotes and works cited must be included in your submission. Please submit your work in doc, docx, or pdf format.

Animus publishes translations of prose or poetry relating to the Ancient Mediterranean world and its reception. Prose and poetry submissions must not exceed 1,000 words, and poetry must additionally be under 100 lines. The heading of the piece must clearly and precisely cite the original material by a standard convention. Authors are welcome to include a translator’s note of no more than 300 words, either before or after the piece. This will by default not be published, but will aid in review. Please submit your work in doc, docx, or pdf format.

 

If interested in submitting a translation from a language other than Latin or Greek, or for a target language other than English, please contact the editor.

We accept creative writing, including but not limited to poetry, satire, and Classics-related op-eds. Submissions for this category must not exceed 1,000 words. Please submit your work in doc, docx, or pdf format.

We invite you to submit your classical-themed visual artwork, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, and photographs to be featured in Animus. Accepted works will be displayed throughout the journal on a half-page. Please submit your work in high-resolution jpg or png format.

Submission Eligibility

Animus accepts submissions exclusively from students pursuing undergraduate degrees. For those who have graduated no more than a year ago, Animus will accept pieces written during undergraduate studies.

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is March 15th for both the blog and the journal. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants can expect to be notified by the end of March whether their work has been selected for publication, either unconditionally or with revisions requested. Submissions made past the deadline will be considered for the next review cycle. 

Questions

Any further questions about submissions guidelines and the selection process can be sent to animus@uchicago.edu.

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