Just stopping by to say I have found two good sites for submitting Christian Poetry. I know we have a lot of writers here interested in this.
Weavings provides a space where questions posed by contemporary life and spiritual resources of Christian heritage can encounter and illuminate one another. It strives to create a forum in which contributors and readers can converse on important matters of common concern. Published quarterly and organized by themes each issue presents articles, stories, (fiction and non-fiction), meditations on scripture, sermons, prayers, and poetry dealing with:
• significant topics in Christian spirituality visible in personal, congregational, and public life;
• practicing spiritual disciplines;
• the role of non-discursive communication in spiritual formation (e.g. art, music, architecture, dance);
• linking individual and corporate renewal in the church;
• relating personal and social transformation;
• integrating contemporary experience and classical wisdom.
Ancient Paths Literrary Magazine SSBurris@cox.net
Call for Submissions (Updated 3/1/13)Ancient Paths is NOT currently
considering submissions for the print anthology Stand in the Ways or for the printed Ancient Paths literary magazine.
However, submission are currently being accepted for Ancient Paths Online. Ancient Paths Online seeks poetry, flash fiction, and short stories for electronic publication.
To get a better idea of the types of works we publish, see the selected literature on this website or, better yet,order a past printed issue of Ancient Paths.
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Payment: Payment for online publication is one free copy of a past printed issue Ancient Paths #14. Published poets and authors will also receive a discount code for $3
off issue #16 and #17.
Rights: Poets and authors grant Ancient Paths electronic rights, and you are free to republish your work elsewhere.
How to Submit: E-mail all submissions to skylarburris at yahoo dot com (replacing the @ and .). Please paste poems and flash fiction directly in your e-mail message but attach short stories as a Word document.
Important: Use the subject heading "AP Online Submission (poetry, flash fiction, or story)." Include your name, e-mail address, and regular mailing address at the top of your e-mail. Simultaneous submissions and previously published works (provided they are not currently available online) are welcome. Please indicate if your work has been published elsewhere.
Theme: All works should have a spiritual theme. The theme may be explicitly Christian
or broadly religious. Works published in Ancient Paths explore themes such as edemption, sin, forgiveness, doubt, faith, gratitude for the ordinary blessings of life, spiritual struggle, and spiritual growth. Please, no overly didactic works. Subtlety is preferred.
Poetry: Send poetry of up to 40 lines. Selected poetry will be published on the Facebook
page. Poems may be rhymed or unrhymed, free verse or formal.
Flash Fiction: Send flash fiction of up to 500 words. Flash fiction will appear on the Facebook page.
Short Stories: Send short stories of 1,000 to 3,500 words as a Word attachment. Stories will appear on the Ancient Paths website. A portion of the story will also be published on the Facebook page with a link to the full story on the Ancient Paths website.
Art: If you wish, you may submit original art or photography to accompany your story or poem.
Why not give it a try?