Human Values—Insights, Implications, Applications

deadline for submissions: 
December 31, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Confluence: The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies

Confluence is a national, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal published by the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP) that reflects the best scholarly and creative work produced within and beyond AGLSP member institutions. Originally conceived as the premier showcase publication for work produced by faculty, students, and alumnae/i of AGLSP member programs, the Journal now accepts submissions from any institutions and areas of interest that reflect the interdisciplinary engagement that is constitutive of a liberal education.

Confluence welcomes essays, research papers, short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art pieces, and photography, as well as book reviews of interdisciplinary works of interest to the Liberal Arts community. Submissions are welcome year-round and will be reviewed promptly after receipt. Authors will generally be notified of the verdict on their work within four to six weeks, with publication often soon thereafter. Confluenceis published both in print and online at


Special Section of the Journal: “Human Values—Insights, Implications, Applications”

Liberal education bears the responsibility for providing the tools with which to question, to discuss, and to recognize and cultivate new manners of relating. As the voice for graduate liberal studies in North America, Confluenceworks to foster the kind of dialogue, engagement, and relation that constitutes the heart and the value of a liberal education. Work published in this section will deal specifically with applications of ‘liberal’ learning to questions of human values and contemporary challenges to the stability and security of human society. 


Submission and Style Guidelines

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