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Anchored by a quarterly arts journal, Image is a lively community that gathers readers, writers, artists and art-appreciators in person and online.

Mission: Image fosters contemporary art and writing that grapple with the mystery of being human by curating, cultivating, convening, and celebrating work that explores religious faith and spiritual questions.

Vision: Image is animated by our vision to be a vibrant thread in the fabric of culture, contributing to mainstream literary and artistic communities by demonstrating the vitality of contemporary art and literature invigorated by religious faith.

The best way to get to know Image is to taste and see. Here are some highlights from recent issues:


Sarah Stone, Rising with the Seas
Andrew Krivak, Moth and Rust
Renee Simms, Assembly Line Prayer
Melanie Rae Thon, All Her Beautiful Children


Lee Isaac Chung, Love Letters
Jamie Smith, The Way of the Critic
Robert Cording, In the Unwalled City
Emily Bernard, From the Stranger in Me...
Nate Klug, My Desert Saints
Chloe Garcia Roberts, Aparture
Parnaz Foroutan, Haji Gershin’s Hamam
Sara Zarr, This Contained Life
Anthony Domestico, The Wolf Hour

Askia Bilal artwork


Askia Bilal, In the Studio

Duncan Simcoe artwork


Duncan Simcoe, Fade to Black

Emmanuel Osahor Cover


Emmanuel Osahor, In the Studio

Preston Singletary cover


Preston Singletary, Shape-Shifter


What They’re Saying

“Image is a realistic, valuable, and extraordinarily interesting magazine. Its writing and artwork is simple, direct, and without pretension—like the best of all American writing. It deserves generous support—and applause.”
Annie Dillard, author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Image is essential and beautiful, full of stories, poetry, essays, and art that wrestle with spirituality and religion, not in any way that feels didactic or programmatic, but through open exploration and a willingness to be surprised. Literary magazines like Image give us a chance, as readers and writers, to enter into a multifaceted, meaningful conversation with so many contemporary voices, ideas, and imaginings.”
Sarah Stone, author of Hungry Ghost Theater: A Novel

It’s a vital contribution. One of the things that most needs saying to the cultured despisers of religion today is that the classical language of faith is overflowing with resources for imagining and understanding human experience at depth. Image shows the seriousness of the language of faith in keeping the human world large and difficult and interesting.”
Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury

“Image occupies a unique place in the religion/arts world. No other journal manages to maintain such academic integrity while at the same time avoiding theological jargon. No other journal manages to offer such depth while still remaining comprehensible to a general readership. No other journal manages to be so provocative while also being so full of common sense. And no other journal in this field begins to match Image for quality of presentation. A major achievement with a rich and promising future.”
Jeremy Begbie, Duke Divinity School

“A beautiful magazine.”
Madeleine L'Engle, Newbery Award-winning author

“Whenever I put down an issue of Image, I find that my sense of wonder has deepened. I feel more able to live with a full sense of creation and human experience… more able to fully live where I am, in this broken, needful present.”
Lauren Winner in Christianity Today

“This magazine fills a real gap in the area of art and religion, and I am convinced that for many people this journal will be a very important source of better understanding of the deep links between art and religion.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen, author of Behold the Beauty of the Lord

“Just read the last copy of Image on Tuesday. So beautiful. The writing. The design. The art. All of it.”
Terry Tempest Williams, author of Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place

“Image is the most meaningful literary journal being published today. Each issue brings us back into an understanding that art pierces the surface of our lives to illuminate the soul; that art is, indeed, a redemptive gift from God.”
Bret Lott, author of Jewel

“Reading Image is like entering a room full of unpretentious, smart friends talking about fascinating questions. The magazine is not only beautiful; it's probing, thoughtful, and wise about art, politics, and the life of faith. I need Image, and I'm not surprised so many other people do, too.”
Jeanne Murray Walker, poet and playwright, author of The Queen's Two Bodies

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