The mission of Fiat Lingua is to publish articles in .pdf format that are related to conlanging. Aside from its relationship to conlanging, the article can take any form. Fiat Lingua accepts essays, reviews, analyses, short stories, poems, novels, plays, conlang descriptions, journal pages, scans of physical documents, conlang-related art pieces, conscript descriptions, conlanger biographies—anything that either utilizes a conlang or analyzes or reinterprets conlang material or discusses one or more conlangers.
If you would like to submit a piece to Fiat Lingua, please e-mail “fiatlingua” @ “conlang” dot “org”. You’ll need to submit a document in .pdf format, plus a short biography of yourself written in third person, and an abstract (a short summary of your piece) also written in third person. This can be submitted via email. If you have any ancillary materials (e.g. .mp3 files), we can host these and link to them in the paper. If you have questions about a paper or would like some help formulating an idea, please feel free to email and ask.
While we will accept anything conlang-related, at the moment we are particularly interested in personal reflections on conlanging (a conlanger’s process; memories of creating a particular conlang; how one got into conlanging) and physical conlang documentation from the 20th century or earlier (notes on the creation of one’s first conlang; conlang assignments from college; early conlang zines). If you have any information on anything like this, please email.
Again, regarding the format of a submission, anything in .pdf format will be accepted. There are no style guides; there is no house style. We accept .pdf because it’s the most versatile file type. If you can’t convert your document to .pdf, feel free to send any file type and we’ll do the conversion.
If you have already submitted an article that has been published and you’ve spotted a typo, want to change it, or want to add to it, you may do so! Simply contact “fiatlingua” @ “conlang” dot “org” and we’ll arrange posting a new version of the article with a note about what has changed. Your article does not have to be perfect when you first submit it: You can always fix it later.