Submission Guidelines

The print edition of Ashe Journal is published annually. Online content is published throughout the year. The journal seeks to advance the understanding of experimental spiritual exploration. We invite the submission of original writing and artwork that fits with these stated goals. We also welcome letters, thoughtful opinions and reviews.

All material will be considered. We place no preference for any particular religion or sect and do not accept the “authority” of public opinion as to what constitutes spirituality.

Manuscripts should be the original work of the author(s) that has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Occasionally we will accept for publication articles which have appeared in small run or international publications and, therefore, did not receive widespread distribution at the time of original publication. Contributions should be relevant to the experimental or individual exploration or expression of spirituality. Submissions may be in the form of art work, photography, scholarly articles, poetry, short fiction, observations, opinions, letters or reviews.

Please review Author Agreement prior to submitting.

Submissions should be submitted online via Submittable:

Scholarly Manuscript Preparation

Style: In the case of scholarly work and essays, the editorial style of Ashe! seeks to be academically rigorous. Length should not exceed 15,000 words, or 50 double-spaced manuscript pages. Citations should conform to the following guidelines:

All references should be cited in the body of the manuscript (Author Date, Page).
Full citations should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the manuscript, examples below.
Standard abbreviations for journals should be used whenever possible.
Manuscripts should be written in grammatically sound English.

Manuscripts should include author’s full name, professional degrees and religious affiliation (in the case of clergy, priests, Santero/as, etc.). In the case of longer manuscripts, the submission of an accompanying abstract is suggested. Abstracts should be informative and concise (200 words or less).

Figures: Submit high quality scans (see section on artwork) or camera-ready, unmounted prints or laser quality proofs. The author’s name should be affixed to the back of each figure submitted. If submitted through the mail, all figures should be adequately protected. Please do not embed figures in the body of the manuscript.

Legends for figures should be typed in numerical sequence on a separate page at the end of the manuscript. Legends should be concise and clear.

Tables: Any tables should be printed on a separate page and submitted with the manuscript. Number the tables consecutively using arabic numerals.

References: References should be sited in the body of the paper using author’s last name, date and page number (for book citations) set off by parenthesis, e.g. (Foucault 1980, 31). In the case of multiple authors use only the first author in the intext citation. A complete alphabetical bibliography should follow the body of the paper. Examples follow.

To cite a paper:
Latkin, Carl A., Richard A. Hagan, Richard A. Littman, and Norman D. Sundberg. (1984) “Who Lives in Utopia? A Brief Report on the Rajneeshpuram Research Project.” Sociological Analysis 48(1): 73-81.

To cite a book:
Losch, Richard R. The Many Faces of Faith: A Guide to World Religions and Christian Traditions. Cambridge: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2001.

To cite unpublished material:
Davisson, Sven. “The Western Lands: Homosexual Askesis in the Experimental Writing of William S. Burroughs.” Hampshire College, 1992.

Noby, Hans. personal communication, 2002.

Rowe, Benjamin. “Random Notes on Liber Al Vel Legis.” unpublished ms., Black Moon Archives, 1985.

Short Fiction
Short fiction or novel excerpts (up to 10,000 words) that enhances or augments the discussion and expression of original spiritual expression or the exploration of issues involving personal identity, religion and spirituality will be considered.

First-person biographical accounts of personal experience will also be considered provided that the general theme of the piece relates to the topic of spirituality.

Short to medium length poetry will be considered. Up to 7 poems may be submitted at one time.

Artwork and Photography
We accept drawings, photographs, and scans of paintings that relate to or enhance the theme of the journal.

Items may be submitted electronically as high-resolution original scans (TIFF files)or high quality jpegs. Images should be emailed to submit at Please do not upload files larger than 4MB without first submitting a low-resolution digital proof via email.

Hard copy artwork/photographs may be submitted through the mail. Please include contact information in a cover letter with all submissions and attach artist’s name to the back of each item.

Letters, Opinions and Reviews
Ashe! will consider short letters, opinions and reviews (of all media, e.g. books, film, video, music, etc.) that fit with our stated theme and objectives.

Manuscript Submission
Electronic submission: If at all possible all material should be submitted electronically. Files should be emailed to submit along with author’s name and bio.

File formats: Text material should be submitted in Microsoft Word or RTF.

Use our contact form, if you have questions regarding submitting your work.

Scholarly manuscripts, fiction and poetry are subject to review by select members of our advisory board or other peer reviewers with relevant expertise chosen by the editor.

Every attempt will be made to review submitted material in a timely manner. Authors will be notified of the status of their material within 4 weeks of submission.

Questions regarding the status of review or publication of a given work should be sent to the editor.

Authors give Ashe Journal limited release to publish their work in the journal and any “selections” editions that may appear in the future. The copyright of individual work remains the property of the author and may not be reproduced without their permission. Please review the Copyright Notice and Author Agreement for more details.

Authors included in the print edition will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their work appears.