For all questions, corrections, comments, and submissions:

Chris Fenner, Editor
Archives & Special Collections
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
2825 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40280
(502) 897-4573



We gladly accept submissions of high-caliber scholarship. Articles for individual hymns generally follow a common structure:

Text origins. Background, authorship, and sources.
Text development. If applicable, trace key corrections, additions, and variants.
Text translations. If applicable, describe relevant translations.
Text analysis. Discuss theology, poetry, scriptural allusions as appropriate.
Tunes. Give relevant tunes, with authorship, source history, and major variants.
Bibliography. Provide any relevant sources, including sources not quoted directly in your article.

Whenever possible, interact directly with primary sources. Describe what can be learned from examining the original sources.

Need help obtaining sources? The editor might already have them or know how to find them. 

Contributors wishing to submit author data pages should try to include the following material:

Collections of hymns. Where were this author’s hymns originally published?
Collected works. If applicable. 
Manuscripts. Locations of MS collections, if applicable.
Relevant Books and Journal Articles
Related Links.