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Submission Guidelines

Image is a quarterly journal publishing poetry, fiction, longer essays, interviews, work in translation, and artist profiles.

We welcome unsolicited submissions and consider all submissions carefully. Because of limited staff time, we’re not able to guarantee 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 us, some connection to faith must be there.

We ask those who wish to query or submit work to read the journal and get an idea of the type and range of material we publish. You can browse our website or order back issues here.

Queries can be sent to the relevant section editor, but please click through to Submittable below and read our complete guidelines first.

We do accept simultaneous submissions. Please update us right away if work is placed elsewhere. Our current response time runs up to five months.

Upon acceptance, we offer a contract for first serial rights. Upon publication, we pay $25 per published page for prose or $3 per line for poetry, with a minimum payment of $100 and maximum of $400, plus four copies. We do not accept previously published material, including web-published or self-published material.

We do not take submissions by email or paper mail.

Within Submittable, each category (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art) includes a few genre-specific guidelines.

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