Instructions for Submission

  1. SquareTwo aims to web-publish insightful, thoughtful, well-written, well-referenced scholarship and commentary informed by an LDS perspective. While overt references to LDS doctrine are not required, at least some reference to moral principles in recognizable harmony with LDS doctrine would seem necessary. Please see our vision statement for more information.

  2. Mechanics and coherence matter. We aim to web-publish the best the LDS community has to offer, and will not publish sloppy thinking or writing. Plagiarism will not be tolerated, and we expect most pieces published will have references (with those references in an accepted format).

  3. SquareTwo will not web-publish pieces of less than 500 words. (Commentary on previously published pieces will be considered for publication if at least 200 words.) We are looking for thoughtful discussion, not off-the-cuff remarks. We will publish longer pieces, but generally speaking would cap papers at 15,000 words.

  4. Authors are required to submit a cover sheet with their proposed article, which form will download to your dektop if you click here.

  5. Articles which contradict explicit, contemporary LDS teachings will not be published on SquareTwo. While SquareTwo publications will not contradict LDS Church teachings, there is ample room for constructive criticism of LDS culture, or suggestions for improvement of existing Church programs, such as improving the Achievement Days program for young girls, for example. All such suggestions should be made in a way that avoids condescension or condemnation.

  6. Editors will not reject a piece because they personally disagree with it; rather the standards for publication on SquareTwo are good writing, good arguments, good referencing, and harmony with explicit, official, contemporary teachings of the LDS Church. However, editors who disagree with a piece may ask the author to revise the piece to address pertinent issues and questions the editor may raise.

  7. SquareTwo as an organization will not endorse candidates for office; nonetheless, individual authors may make expressions of such support in a context in which the pressing issues of the day are discussed. All such pieces must include the explicit statement that the advocacy of the author does not reflect an endorsement of the candidate by SquareTwo.

  8. Excellent essays that have been previously published in print (but not on the web as a general rule; exceptions may be made) will be considered for web publication on SquareTwo if appropriate permissions from the publisher have been obtained and forwarded to the editorial team.