Submissions

Currently Closed

theme

The theme for the Fall 2024 issue is forthcoming.

The theme for the Summer 2024 issue (closed for submissions) is Summer Breeze. We invite you to soak in the balmy strokes of the Spirit and contemplate the ways He wafts peace into being. For more information visit our Substack.

guidelines

poetry:

  • See “About” section to get a feel for what kind of poetry we are looking for
  • Up to 5 poems per submission
  • Poems can be any length
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please inform us if your piece is accepted elsewhere

prose:

  • Prose is distinct from poetry in that it has a more natural flow of speech & structure; see “About” section to get a feel for what we are looking for
  • Less than 1,000 words
  • One prose piece per submission
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please let us know if your piece is accepted elsewhere

musings:

  • Our Musings are meant to set readers on a path to meditating on certain concepts or certain aspects of God’s character. Part of being a Christian is accepting that we don’t know everything, that there are things we cannot explain, Musings can tackle these areas and leave readers in a place of pondering.
  • No less than 500 words, no more than 1,000

how to submit

Please email your submission in an attached file in a .pdf, .docx, or .doc to [email protected] , along with your name and a short bio. In the subject line, indicate what kind of submission you are sending us. (Poetry, Prose, or Musing)

We're honored to review your work! Clayjar Review asks for first time rights and acknowledgement as the first place of publication. Published pieces will be archived on our website as well.

Examples of what we are looking for