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Radix Magazine

Since its beginning in the 1960s, Radix Magazine has fostered a setting where diverse voices are given space to explore the intersections between culture and Christianity. For nearly half a century, Radix Magazine has piquantly explored art, literature, education, economics, family, health, and media. We have garnered some of the most respected names in North America, and globally, as our contributing writers with essays, interviews, reviews, and poetry.

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Annie Dillard said that “fiction writers are . . . thoughtful interpreters of the world.” To that end, Radix is seeking writers who wrestle with luminosity and darkness, tending neither towards sugar-coated Christianese nor gratuitous depictions of despair, but rather creating stories that, in Makoto Fujimura’s words, “help to mediate divided realities and bring the wholeness of the gospel message.”

  • We love stories that bring excellence to the craft of fiction writing, which may include humor, wit, well-rendered scenes, believable characters, and engaging plots.
  • Characters should not draw on stereotypes or tropes but should be rendered with the full range of human complexity and diversity.
  • Plots should have tension throughout, and endings do not need to wrap up everything with a tidy bow.
  • Word count – We are looking for stories between 1000 – 3500 words.
  • Formatting – Please double space your work, add page numbers, and use 12-point font in Times New Roman.
  • We do not publish previously published stories.
  • Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please let us know if your piece has been published elsewhere.
  • We accept only electronic submissions. Submit in a single document, in a standard word-processing format (.doc or .docx).
  • Please include a brief bio that includes your name and email.
  • We regret that we cannot provide payment for fiction at this time.
  • Please use our submit button below. (Note: We charge a $3 fee for submissions to cover the cost of our submissions platform, which allows us to more efficiently and personally communicate with our writers).

Poetry - Radix Magazine Spring 2024

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Radix Magazine welcomes diverse voices and a variety of poetic styles. We are looking for well crafted, imaginative poems that express what it is to be human in the 21st Century, especially (but not exclusively) narrative poems related to one’s religious faith journey. We seek poems that consider Christian perspectives and engage spiritual themes. We’re looking for riveting poems that wake us up, move us emotionally, and help us see the world in new and attentive ways. We want lucid poems that startle and surprise.

  • We accept only electronic submissions. Submit up to 4 poems at a time, in a single document, in a standard word-processing format (.doc or .docx), 50 lines max per poem.
  • Please include a short bio (five lines, max) that includes name and email with the poems. We accept simultaneous submissions. However, we request that you send a quick email if another publication accepts your work. Additionally, upon acceptance in Radix Magazine, please withdraw your pieces from other considerations.
  • We will consider previously published material so long as you sustain rights to the work. Please state where and when the poem was previously published so we can credit them.
  • We regret that we cannot provide payment for poems at this time.