Relief: A Christian Literary Expression

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
John Ballenger, Brett Foster, John Gosslee, Maryanne Hannan, David Holper, Jae Newman, Jennifer Merri Parker, Susan Delaney Spear, Mario Susko, Sarah M. Wells, Renee Emerson, Matthew Gesicki, Michael Shoemake, Shannon Skelton, Lisa Ohlen Harris, Kelsey Vandeventer, Addie Zierman
Formats: 
E-publication, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
4-5
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
2
Issue Price: 
$14.95
Subscription Price: 
$24.95/1-year
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

Our goal is to embrace real, gritty, painful, wonderful, this-side-of-heaven life. Too many Christian publications opt for clichés and placating expressions of the ideal. Relief seeks to bridge the gap between mainstream publishing and cotton-candy Christianity.

Tips From the Editor

Relief's goal is to publish poems, creative nonfiction, short stories, graphic narrative, and images that push the envelope beyond stereotypically “fluffy” Christian writing, so please feel free to stand out on the edge.

Contact Information

Brad Fruhauff, Editor-in-Chief
8933 Forestview
Evanston
IL
60203
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Last updated: Oct 26, 2017