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Pensive publishes work that deepens the inward life; expresses a range of religious/spiritual/humanist experiences and perspectives; envisions a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world; advances dialogue across difference; and challenges structural oppression in all its forms.

Call For Submissions

Our submission period for the Spring issue opens on August 1, 2024 and closes on November 15, 2024.

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Pensive: A Global Journal of Spirituality & the Arts, an acclaimed online journal from Northeastern University, invites you to submit unpublished poetry, prose, visual art, and translations that express a range of religious/spiritual/humanist experiences and perspectives; deepen the inward life; envision a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world; and challenge structural oppression in all its forms. We are especially interested in work from international and historically underrepresented communities. Our submission period for the Fall issue opens on February 1 and closes on May 15 each year. Submissions for the Spring issue are open August 1- November 15 each year. Please submit only once per year. There is no fee for submission, and we are currently a non-paying market. Submit 3-5 pieces (max word count: 5000) with a 3-5 sentence third-person biography, via Submittable. We do not accept AI generated content. For visual art submissions please also submit alternative text and feel free to submit an artist statement. Past contributors include Jimmy Santiago Baca, Joseph Bruchac, Martha Collins, Richard Chess, Robert Cording, Martin Espada, Annie Finch, Diane Glancy, Jeff Gundy, Richard Hoffman, Jennifer Jean, Sydney Lea, Frannie Lindsay, Sarah Maitland, Fred Marchant, D.S. Martin, MEH, Phillip Metres, Marge Piercy, Nicholas Samaras, Scott Russell Sanders, Sophia Starnes, Maya Williams, and many others. Any questions or inquiries should be directed to our editorial board at [email protected].

Recent Issues

Pensive Journal Issue 8
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Pensive Issue 6
Pensive Issue 5
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Pensive Issue2