Most articles published in Word & World are solicited essays on the theme of each issue. However, some unsolicited manuscripts that fit the theme of a forthcoming issue or some essays outside the theme may be accepted. If you wish to submit an idea or a manuscript, please consult the style sheet and note that the normal Word & World article runs approximately 3500 words. Authors should bear in mind that issues are planned up to a year in advance. For a list of coming issues, see the sidebar to your right. 


Prior to all technical considerations, authors should commit themselves to write for the journal’s primary audience–parish pastors who are interested in the best fruits of study and reflection as these are addressed to them in their work. Articles should be written with creativity and imagination in a style that is fully accessible to a careful but nonspecialist reader in the practice of ministry. 


View or download the full style sheet.