Classical Thought for Contemporary Culture

FORMA contemplates ancient ideas for contemporary people, both online and in print. Whether we’re reviewing a new mystery novel, sharing new original poetry, or publishing critical essays, we’re trying to determine what classical thought can offer modern mankind. We publish original essays, reviews, interviews, and poetry. And we’re hunting miscellany, seeking out the sorts of things that book-lovers love.

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Each week we publish reviews, essays, and interviews online. Subscribe today to get our original content delivered directly to your inbox.

Print Content

Our beautiful print magazine goes out twice a year. We use only high-quality paper stock and the magazine is full-color with plenty of beautiful photographs and illustrations to go along with essays, reviews, and interviews you won’t find anywhere else.

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Call For Articles

FORMA Journal

We are now inviting submissions in the following areas:
Book reviews (see FORMA Review for further details), essays, poetry, opinion pieces.

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FORMA contemplates ancient ideas for contemporary people. We are a community of classical educators and thinkers who seek to better understand the Great Books and their influence on contemporary culture.

We are now inviting submissions in the following areas:

book reviews (see FORMA Review for further details), essays, poetry, opinion pieces.

Our upcoming edition will explore the theme of “mythos”. Submissions should relate, either directly or indirectly, to this theme; the author may determine his or her own interpretation and use of the theme.

Please submit your article and a short bio to formamag@circeinstitute.com. There is no deadline for submission. If published by FORMA, all publications are the property of CiRCE Inst.


Editor-in-Chief
David Kern
david@circeinstitute.com

Managing Editor
Katerina Kern
katerina@circeinstitute.com

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Call For Reviews

Forma Review

The FORMA Review, now open for submissions, seeks to shed light on classic texts. Unlike most journals, we review not only the newest books but the most influential books.

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FORMA contemplates ancient ideas for contemporary people. We are a community of classical educators and thinkers who seek to better understand the Great Books and their influence on contemporary literature and the arts.

The FORMA Review, now open for submissions, seeks to shed light on classic texts. Unlike most journals, we review not only the newest books but the most influential books. Today, many of the Great Books have been sidelined, forgotten, or passed over for more “relevant” texts. We hope to return the classic works of the past to the forefront by sharing new reviews of old books.

We also believe excellence and beauty incite imitation, so we look for the influence of the Classics on modern texts and invite reviews of contemporary works that note this influence on both form and content.

While the content of these book reviews may seem unexpected, the form does not; submitted book reviews should follow the standard form of the book review: summarizing the existing conversation on the topic, noting how the book enters into that conversation, analyzing the content, and assessing the success of the author (summary should only be done to the extent that it enables these four). Submissions should be between 1,000-2,000 words.

Please submit your review and a short bio to formamag@circeinstitute.com. There is no deadline for submission. If published by FORMA, all publications are the property of CiRCE Inst.


Editor-in-Chief
David Kern
david@circeinstitute.com

Managing Editor
Katerina Kern
katerina@circeinstitute.com

Submit