The Mantle: Magazine

The Mantle Magazine publishes blogs, essays, interviews, reviews, and critiques in the areas of philosophy, literature, arts & culture, and international affairs. We do not currently publish fiction or poetry. 



We accept submissions on a rolling basis. Please submit your blog or essay to the related subject editor. Please include a brief bio with your submission.


  • Blog posts: 600 -1,200 words
  • Essays: 1,500 - 5,000 words


All blogs and essays should be submitted in a Word document via email to the below subject editors:


  • Arts & Culture - aria [at] (subject: Submission%20to%20The%20Mantle) (Aria Chiodo)
  • Philosophy - peter [at] (subject: Submission%20to%20The%20Mantle) (Peter Heft)
  • International Affairs - marie [at] (subject: Submission%20to%20The%20Mantle) (Marie Lamensch)
  • Literature - morgan [at] (subject: Submission%20to%20The%20Mantle) (Morgan Forde)


All other submission questions can be directed to our Managing Editor at corrie [at] (subject: Submission%20to%20The%20Mantle) (Corrie Hulse).



The Mantle: Books

The Mantle publishes nonfiction and literary fiction by emerging writers from around the world, with a focus on authors from Africa. We recommend you become familiar with our titles before submitting your manuscript.




We accept manuscripts on a rolling basis. Please send your text and supplementary materials to shaun [at]


We do not accept poetry or drama.


Please provide:


  • Summary of the book
  • The complete manuscript
  • Short biography of the author
  • Short biography of the translator, if applicable
  • A PDF of the original language edition, if applicable
  • Reviews if the book has been published elsewhere
  • List of previously published work by the author and translator
  • Availability of rights, if known


All submissions should be double-spaced in legible, 12-point font and provided in .doc(x) or PDF format.


All submissions are carefully considered. Please allow 3-5 months for a response. We appreciate your patience during the process.