Pensive: A Global Journal of Spirituality & the Arts, an acclaimed online journal from Northeastern University, invites you to submit unpublished poetry, prose, visual art, and translations which express a range of religious/spiritual/humanist experiences and perspectives; deepen the inward life; envision a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world; and challenge structural oppression in all its forms. We are especially interested in work from international and historically underrepresented communities. The Spring 2023 Issue (Issue 6) is open-themed and will include a special section on spiritual/interfaith responses to current global events underrepresented in the media, as well as voices from the "inside” and “outside" such as incarcerated persons, persons experiencing homelessness, refugees, asylum seekers, and their allies. Submissions for the Spring 2023 issue open August 1, 2022 and the deadline to submit is November 15, 2022. There is no fee for submission, and we are currently a non-paying market. Submit 3-5 pieces (max word count: 5000) with a 3-5 sentence third-person biography, via Submittable. Past contributors include Jimmy Santiago Baca, Joseph Bruchac, Martha Collins, Richard Chess, Robert Cording, Martin Espada, Annie Finch, Diane Glancy, Jeff Gundy, Richard Hoffman, Jennifer Jean, Sydney Lea, Frannie Lindsay, Sarah Maitland, Fred Marchant, D.S. Martin, MEH, Phillip Metres, Marge Piercy, Nicholas Samaras, Scott Russell Sanders, Sophia Starnes, Maya Williams, and many others. Any questions or inquiries should be directed to our editorial board at or visit

Pensive: A Global Journal of Spirituality and the Arts