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Read Good Letters blog posts, or browse our 1,000+ essays, short stories, poems, book reviews, interviews, and more from the pages of Image journal.

Lee Isaac Chung and Jeffrey Overstreet

| February 24, 2021

Untitled poem by Thomas J. O’Gorman

| December 13, 2020

Pinoy Belem with Red Horse, Wayne Forte

| December 2, 2020

journalImage, a literary and arts quarterly, was founded in 1989 to demonstrate the vitality and diversity of well-made art and writing that engage seriously with the historic faiths of the West in our time. Now one of the leading literary magazines published in the English language, it is read all over the world—and it forms the nexus of a warm and lively community.

The journal is a unique forum for the best writing and artwork that is informed by—or grapples with—religious faith. We have never been interested in art that merely regurgitates dogma or falls back on easy answers or didacticism. Instead, our focus has been on writing and visual artwork that embody a spiritual struggle, that seek to strike a balance between tradition and a profound openness to the world. Here the larger questions of existence intersect with what the poet Albert Goldbarth calls the "greasy doorknobs and salty tearducts" of our everyday lives.

The Wound of Beauty

image of a large glacier shaped like a canyon with the two halves meeting in the middle like a fold in the shirt. the left side is covered in a dark blue shadow, the right side is lit by white light from the sun.

Blessed Are Those Who Yearn


La Pulchra Nota




A Conversation with Rowan Williams


You Who Seek Grace from a Distracted God


Love’s Last


The Rage of Peter De Vries: Reckoning with a Brokenhearted Humorist


With the journal as our cornerstone, Image has grown to include many other programs that support our mission.

Online Classes

Through the Glen Online, writers at all levels of study can pursue excellence year-round from their own desks, with the direction and personal feedback of world-class writers featured in the pages of Image and the Glen.

Learn more here.

The Glen Workshop

The Glen Workshop, sponsored by Image, began in 1995 as an innovative and enriching week combining the best elements of a workshop, an arts festival, and a spiritual retreat. Twenty years later, the Glen has grown into an annual event featuring nationally acclaimed authors and artists.

Learn more here.

Readings and Events

Image hosts several readings and intimate concerts throughout the year, including the annual Denise Levertov Award in our hometown of Seattle. Past events include readings in Washington, D.C., a gallery talk with Makoto Fujimura in Vancouver, B.C., seminars in Italy, and conferences in New York City.

Learn more here.


Stay in the know on the best of art and religion. Our free weekly e-newsletter has reviews of books, albums, artists, gallery openings, and more. Each issue also includes recommendations from the Image staff and a community message board with job postings, calls for papers, conferences, classes, and other offerings.

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