Relief: A Journal of Art & Faith

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 
Scott Cairns, Thom Caraway, Susanna Childress, Kelcey Parker Ervick, D.L. Mayfield, Kyle Minor, Natasha Oladokun, Charnell Peters, Tania Runyan, Luci Shaw, Jeddie Sophronius, Daniel Tobin, Prasanta Verma, Jeanne Murray Walker, Jeremiah Webster, Sara Zarr, Addie Zierman
Online, Print
Reading Period: 
Oct 1 to Mar 1
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
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Contributor copies only
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Editorial Focus

For over a decade, Relief has helped shape the landscapes of faith and imagination for readers around the world. It features fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, graphic narrative, and reviews by some of today’s finest literary practitioners, alongside emerging voices.

Relief eschews tidy “inspirational” writing that represses the troublesome and complex dimensions of our lives. Instead, it is dedicated to human flourishing through literature.

Tips From the Editor

Above all, we want to be surprised, even thrilled, by work of artistic excellence—writing that shows the highest embodiment of craft while having something of deep importance to say.

Contact Information

Daniel Bowman Jr, Editor in Chief
1846 Main Street
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Last updated: Feb 16, 2024