Log accepts unsolicited submissions of previously unpublished work, including, but not limited to, writings, drawings, and photos.
To determine what kind of material we are interested in, please consult past issues of Log, as well as the description of the journal found here. In general, Log prefers texts that are conceived and written as essays or brief “observations,” not academic papers or project statements. Length may vary, but we rarely accept essays over 5,000 words.
Observations are pithy one-page remarks (100–300 words), accompanied by an image, on a phenomenon, event, or occasion of relevance to contemporary architecture.
We can only accept submissions sent electronically as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include the word submission in the subject line and attach texts and images as separate files. Total submission size must not exceed 2 MB.
Due to the volume of submissions, we can only respond to authors whose articles we expect to publish. Contact will be made within 45 days of each issue’s submission deadline.
Texts should be submitted as a file that can be opened with Microsoft Word. Please be sure to include your name at the top and append your contact info and a very short bio to the end. We prefer to receive texts in customary manuscript format (double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman, 1" margins, US letter-sized page).
While we work with authors to refine submissions, we request that all submitted essays be carefully edited and as complete as possible. Please consult The Chicago Manual of Style for appropriate stylistic standards for text and footnotes.
Images may be collected and submitted, along with caption and credit information, in a single (multipage) low-res PDF; please do not embed images in text files.
Deadline: May 31, 2019
Log 47, titled “Overcoming Carbon Form,” is a thematic issue interrogating architecture’s role in the climate crisis. Click here for guest editor Elisa Iturbe’s call for submissions.
Deadline: September 30, 2019
Log 48, titled “Expanding Modes of Practice,” is a thematic issue examining ways of retooling architectural practice to confront social inequities inside and outside of the profession. Click here for guest editor Bryony Roberts’s call for submissions.
Deadline: January 31, 2020
Log 49 is an open issue.