Submission Guidelines

WANTED: SUBMISSIONS FOR UPCOMING ISSUE!  Here is a sample Call for Submissions.  This issue is in teh works now but a new theme will be posted soon.  You can get the general idea from the guidelines below.

Volume 17 will focus on philosophical questions tied to Aesthetic Inquiry and Beauty.

We invite contributions on a wide range of topics:

What is the nature of the artist, the status of an art object, the role of the performer and audience?
Is beauty only in the eye of the beholder?  Why or why not?
Can nature be viewed aesthetically and what does it mean to do this?
Is artistic talent a gift or can it be taught?
Can anything be art?
What is the relationship between beauty and ugliness?
Where is the authentic piece of music or theater?
Why are fakes not as valuable as originals?

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.