Submission Guidelines

We are seeking submissions on the subject of faith in the twenty-first century in a multicultural Canadian context. This anthology will explore how faith experiences, early or late, active or lapsed, continue to confine, define and refine our lives in an arguably post-Christian society. How has religious faith, or perhaps the loss of it, affected your relationships, your work, your self-awareness? Where and how do you connect to the sacred? What sustains you when you go through a ‘dark night of the soul’?

If you have a story to tell, we invite you to submit a personal essay of up to 4,000 words. We welcome experiences from all faith traditions.  Submissions should not have been previously published.

Publication of this print anthology is dependent on funding and the quality of submissions received.

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“Faith is a knowledge within the heart beyond the reach of proof.”  Kahlil Gibran

Deadline for submissions: December 31, 2016  *deadline extended*

Word count: up to 4,000 words

We are seeking a collection of essays that will speak to the diverse ways that we as Canadians, of various backgrounds and generations, experience the Divine in our lives. Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Finding faith
  • Losing faith
  • Changing faith
  • Faith and religious tradition
  • Faith outside religious tradition
  • Faith and creativity
  • Faith and the natural world
  • Faith and relationships
  • Faith and work
  • Faith in times of joy or despair
  • Connections to the sacred in daily life
  • Spiritual darkness or awakenings
  • Modern mysticism
  • Sacred spaces or places

We are not looking for theological treatises or academic papers. We are interested in reading about your personal experience in your search for the Divine, as you perceive it, and/or your journey to faith, whether found, lost, or on-going. We are not accepting pre-published manuscripts or poetry.

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