Friday, November 25, 2022

Six Questions for Sarah Levesque, Editor-in-Chief, LogoSophia

LogoSophia Magazine: a Pilgrim’s Journal of Life, Love & Literature publishes articles/nonfiction, original fiction, poetry (all to 5,000 words), and artwork.  “LogoSophia Magazine is a quarterly magazine and a community dedicated to creating and cultivating connections, unity and understanding between Christian denominations.” Issues are themed. Read the complete guidelines here.

SQF: Why did you start this magazine?

Sarah Levesque: The short version is that God slowly prepared me to begin it, giving me the skills, the ideas, and the people to make it work, then He gave me a shove to get us started. The long version can be found here: (feel free to link or to copy and paste the whole thing).

SQF: What are the top three things you look for in a submission and why?

SL: First, it should not disagree with the Bible or Christian tradition. Second, it should focus on the good, the true, and/or the beautiful. Third, it should be well written.

SQF: What most often turns you off to a submission?

SL: We have had very few submissions I have been turned off by, but these include stories where Jesus was not portrayed as the same perfect God-Made-Man that He is in the Bible, and some true but dark works of poetry that I deemed too depressing to publish.

SQF: What do you look for in the opening paragraph(s)/stanza(s) of a submission?

SL: In an article, a clear idea of where the author is headed is always appreciated. Stories should be set up quickly, for we do not typically publish long stories, and if we do, it is serial format. Poetry is quite hard to put in a box, and I cannot say there is anything particular I look for in the opening line.

SQF: What are no-nos for your publication?

SL: Anything anti-Biblical, strong sexual content, and swearing (though I've been known to allow "damn" on a rare occasion).

SQF: What one question on this topic do you wish I'd asked that I didn't? And how would you answer it?

SL: 'When do you accept work, and what themes are coming up?' We are always accepting submissions of all sorts for our blog - poetry, stories, Christian apologetics, reviews, and more - and we accept submissions for our seasonal themed issues until two months before the issue is due to be published. Our 2023 overall issue theme is God & Country, with our Winter issue focusing on Life, our Spring issue focusing on Liberty, our Summer issue focusing on Patriotism, and our Autumn issue focusing on The Pursuit of Happiness. In addition to the written word, we are also open to accepting artwork, particularly for the themed issues.

Thank you, Sarah. We all appreciate your taking time from your busy schedule to participate in this project.

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