Submission Guidelines

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Our Fall 2019  edition of Questions(# 19) invites submissions on the theme “What is your favorite philosophical question or issue and  why?


For this 2019 issue we invite children and young people to submit original philosophical writing or art on a philosophical theme that fascinates them.  Some possible topics:

  • Are mind and body the same thing?
  • Is there a meaning to life?
  • What is more important: my actions or my intentions?
  • What makes a self?
  • Is time real?
  • Am I the same person that I was when I was 3, 8, 16, 26?
  • Is beauty only in the eye of the beholder?
  • How do words work?

The sky is the limit for this issue. 

For those unfamiliar with past issues, Questions features short articles, discussions, drawings, critiques, poetry, and other writings by philosophy students of all ages. The journal is published annually by the Philosophy Documentation Center. It is our goal to engage children in advanced philosophical thinking through related and common works of art.   All our issues are comprised of unsolicited submissions from educators and students, as well as the prize winning essays from PLATO contests.  As part of our anonymous review selection, we consider all submissions for correctness, accuracy and quality of thought for the writer’s age.  Questions is always accepting submissions to feature in our next issue.


Questions is looking for a variety of content written by a various age groups in order to document different phases of philosophical inquiry.  Questions accepts the following forms of content:

  • Short Articles
  • Discussions
  • Drawings
  • Critiques
  • Poetry
  • Lesson Plans
  • Children’s Classroom Experiences/ Reactions to Philosophy
  • Book reviews
  • Other Thought Provoking Ideas


  1. While we are always accepting submissions, the deadline for each issue is April 30th.
  2. Send all submissions to:
  3. Written submissions should be sent in Word or Rich Text File formats (.doc/.docx or .rtf).
  4. Please cite and format scholarly articles according to the guidelines in the Chicago Manual of Style; use endnotes rather than footnotes.
  5. Send images, whether photographs, drawings, paintings, etc., as uncompressed image files with at least a 300 dpi resolution.
  6. If you are a publisher and would like to send us a book to review, please mail the book to the address on our Contact Us page.

Deadline for submissions:  April 30, 2019