Book XI is a journal of literary philosophy, combining creative writing and philosophical reflection. We are looking to publish creative and literary work that draws on, addresses, or illuminates broadly philosophical themes.
We will consider only previously unpublished and philosophically informed creative work (though our understanding of “philosophically informed” is capacious). Please submit only one prose manuscript or up to five poems for each issue. Please submit poems in one document. All submissions should be made through Submittable. There is no submission fee.
We pay $200 for each piece that we publish (or $50 for each poem we publish).
We are generally looking for pieces that are between 2,000 and 7,000 words, though we will happily consider submissions that are shorter or longer than this. However, please do not submit any work that is more than 10,000 words.
We realize that you might also want to submit the same manuscript to other literary journals. If you do, please include a note to that effect in the cover letter you include with your submission and notify us immediately if the piece(s) you sent to us is(are) accepted for publication by another magazine or journal.
Please direct all inquires about the journal to:
We are currently looking for submissions for our 14th edition on the theme of love. Submit now!