Style Guide for Submissions
Leonine Institute Magazine is a quarterly publication of the Leonine Institute. We accept pitches for long-form articles on issues related to Catholic Social Teaching. Please see the Pitch Guide above.
Once your pitch is accepted, please begin writing as soon as possible. Articles must be received by the editor at least one month prior to the publication date. Article length must be at least 1,000 words. Most articles should be 1,500 to 2,000 words in length, but submissions up to 3,000 words are accepted.
Make use of headers throughout your article and separate each paragraph with one blank line. Please do not indent paragraphs. Block quotes should be used if the quote is longer than one line. All sources should be cited using links, if possible. In your draft submission, please put the link in parentheses directly after the words you want hyperlinked.
In Rerum Novarum, (“Rerum Novarum” <link>) Pope Leo XIII …
If sources are not available on the web, please use the Associated Press Stylebook to format your citations. Sources should be placed at the end of your draft submission using a hanging indent.
The editor will work with you to make changes to the article to fit length, grammar, and word choice requirements. Your submission will be edited in a Google Docs document owned by the editor. Your final agreement to publish includes an agreement that your article will not be removed from the magazine in either its print or electronic form at any point in the future by your request.