Image Journal

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

General Submission Guidelines

We are not currently accepting new submissions as we work through a backlog of material. 

The editors of Image welcome unsolicited submissions and consider them all carefully. Because of limited staff time, we're not able to offer personalized feedback, but please know that we're grateful to each writer who takes the risk of sharing work with us. 

All the work we publish reflects what we see as a sustained engagement with Judaism, Christianity, or Islam. That engagement can include unease, grappling, or ambivalence as well as orthodoxy; the approach can be indirect or allusive, but for a piece to be a fit for Image, some connection to faith must be there. Please browse the journal before submitting to get an idea of what we publish. 

We do accept simultaneous submissions. Please update us immediately if work is placed elsewhere.

We don’t accept previously published material, including web-published or self-published material. Having  shared work in a private group doesn't count as previously published. 

We do accept translations, including translations of work previously published in the original language. Upon acceptance, we ask that translators secure permission from the original author. Translations can be submitted under their respective genres. 

We do not accept unsolicited book reviews or play excerpts. If you have an idea for a film or book review essay, you may query our culture editor, Nick Ripatrazone, and nripatrazone@imagejournal.org. 

After you submit, you'll get an acknowledgement email; if you don't get one, you may want to check your junk mail or clutter folder and add us to your "safe senders" list. Notification of our decision will come later from the same email address. We find that these messages occasionally get stuck in writers' spam, junk, or clutter folders. 

Image Journal