Call for Submissions

Pensive: A Global Journal of Spirituality and the Arts

The Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA announces the launch of a global annual literary and arts journal, edited by students and staff. We welcome submissions of original poetry, short stories, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, meditations, visual art, short film, and music. Contributors from all spiritual, religious, and philosophical worldviews are welcome, both students and long-term established writers and artists. Submit work that relates to spiritual topics very broadly defined, with a special interest in work that deepens the inward life, envisions and enacts a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world, and advances understanding and dialogue across difference. Submissions by global/international contributors, women, people of color, and historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged. Submit up to 5 poems, pieces of prose, or works of visual art, music, or film. The submission deadline is May 15, 2020, and there is no submission fee. Simultaneous submissions and previously published works are permitted, contingent on prompt notification if accepted elsewhere. Send documents in 12 point Times New Roman with a brief (3-5 line) contributor’s bio in third person to We look forward to receiving your work.