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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal or publisher for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft, Apple or PDF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Stylistic Guidelines

The Canon produces high quality, professional content and narratives. We have three general streams of stylistic guidelines. Depending on the format and medium of your submission, one or multiple streams may be relevant to you:

01. Excellence

  • Clarity: provides sufficient clarity around the purpose of the content
  • Concision: communicates in a sufficiently concise and effective manner
  • Constructive: delivers positive or insightful narratives

02. Narrative

  • Authenticity: genuine expression that is true to the writer
  • Inspired: honest narratives with an ability to inspire action or movement
  • Human Interest: narrative is centered around a facet of human experience

03. Artistic 

  • Authenticity: genuine expression that is true to the artist
  • Succinct: creatively bold and simple in execution
  • Articulation: communicates a story or message in creative, multimedia formats

If applicable, please include a full bibliography as an appendix to your submission. Please note that we will work with you on the layout, production and stylizing of the submitted content, so only a simple, unformatted content submission is required. 

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