Submission Guidelines

Most of the content for ATTENTION is solicited. We do, however, consider well thought out submission proposals for:

  • Essays
  • Book Review Essays
  • Commentaries
  • Q&A Interviews
  • Translated Works
  • Short Stories
  • Poems

General Proposal Guidelines

  • All proposals should be submitted using the submission form.
  • All proposals should be comply with the guidelines set out below.
  • All proposals should be have some real relevance to Simone Weil’s thought.  
  • All proposals must be original and must be free of any copyright liabilities. 
  • A biographical statement (100 words or fewer) is required, listing affiliation, advanced degrees, and any relevant publication information.

Essays Guidelines   

  • Length: Should be 1,000 to 3,000 words
  • Substance: Each essay should have a conceptual arc to it and an analytical framework of a larger question (e.g., “Weil’s concept of labor moves along both sociological and spiritual tracks.”)
  • Style: Strive for clarity and avoid unnecessary jargon. Keep your paragraphs relatively short. Though not required, narrative style is always welcome.  
  • Notes: No footnotes though you can add generalized hyperlinks (e.g. as Jane Doering has noted). Of course, be sure to credit any source upon which you rely or quote; do this at the end of your essay.
  • Additional Style Guidelines will be provided once a proposal has been accepted.

Book Review Essays Guidelines  

While the bulk of review essays are solicited, here again we will consider proposals for review essays.

  • Identify the name of the author, the title of the book, the date and publisher and include an Amazon link. 
  • Submit a 100-150-word sketch of the review you plan to write.