Welcome to Logos, the undergraduate journal for the Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies at UBC!

We endeavor to highlight exceptional work that pertains to the ancient world created by undergraduate students. For our seventh issue, we seek to include works in media beyond academic essays- we want to encourage submissions of translations, visual art pieces (including photographs), and creative writing excerpts. A journal composed of reflections on the ancient world that take shape in a range of mediums will provide a vast corpus of UBC’s diverse student voices. These varying forms of expression will offer new perspectives on ancient cultures, and provide refreshing commentaries on past scholarship.

Email us with any inquiries at logos.amne@ubc.ca, or message us on Instagram: @ubc.logos.

Call for Papers 

The application deadline for academic papers for the 2023/24 issue passed on January 21st, 2024. Submissions of creative work will be open until January 31st, 2024. Please check our Instagram for updates on this issue’s expected publication date.

The journal accepts submissions on work relating to the ancient world written or the AMNE department, but also from any department outside of AMNE. Papers must pertain to the ancient Mediterranean and ‘Near Eastern’ world, but departments including (but not limited to) like HIST, ANTH, ARTH, PHIL, CRWR, FIST, RELG, ENGL, CRWR, THTR, and more are encouraged to submit pieces.

This year for the first time, Logos seeks to publish a multidisciplinary collection of pieces including visual art, creative writing, translations, compositions, and academic essays. If you have an idea for a submission that doesn’t fall under these categories, please email logos.amne@ubc.ca

  • You must be an undergraduate student at UBC to submit to the journal. Submissions from students who attend institutions outside UBC will not be considered, nor will graduate or post-graduate work.
  • You may submit up to three pieces in total to the journal, with no more than two pieces in each category. Logos will be starting a blog where we will publish more student work, and we encourage you to submit any rejected pieces to the blog once it’s up and running.
  • Your paper must not have been published in another journal for publication.
  • All works must be completely anonymized for submission: Please exclude your name, professor’s name, and course code.
  • All works in the published journal must conform to Chicago style formatting. If your work does not cite sources in Chicago upon submission, be prepared to edit your citation style to Chicago post-acceptance.

Thank you for your interest! We look forward to reviewing your submission.

Editing Board

Applications for the Logos editing board are now closed. If you would like to submit an application for future consideration, or have any interest in working on Logos outside of an editor role, email us at logos.amne@ubc.ca.


Submit your work using this link: https://forms.gle/Q9odm9vZAFA7bWEB7


  • Papers should discuss the history, reception, and influence of the ancient world.
  • Each paper must have an abstract between 150 and 300 words in length.
  • Papers must be a minimum of 1,500 words in length (maximum of 5,000 words).
  • Papers must follow Chicago Style citation guidelines, with footnotes.
  • Authors can submit up to two papers each (although we will only publish one paper per author).
  • Papers that include images must locate them at the end of the document, with proper citations.
  • Images must be common use.
  • Papers should be submitted in Word document format (.docx).

We recommend that submissions receive an 80% or higher if they have been submitted for a course. 

Creative Pieces

The upcoming issue of Logos will accept creative work that pertains to the ancient world, including (but not limited to) short stories, poetry, and scripts.

Creative submissions should be under 1,000 words.


Logos reviews original translations of prose and poetry from a variety of ancient languages, including Greek, Latin, and Hebrew.

  • Please include the original work in your submission, with your own translation alongside it.
  • Translators are encouraged to include a 200-300 word translator’s note that might include explanation of their vocabulary choices, content choice, or historical context for the primary source.

Visual Art

This year, Logos will accept submissions of visual art pieces in varying mediums.

Artists should include an Artist Statement that doesn’t exceed 300 words along with their submission.



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