“Clerestory Magazine
stories, articles, and interviews
on subjects at the intersection
action and contemplation.
We believe storytelling makes
our world more humane.”

Clerestory Magazine
 contributors evoke the most essential parts of the human experience, while engaging larger questions on social healing, human flourishing, and justice. Our writers, in the words of Abraham Joshua Heschel, “face sacred moments,” or in the words of Mary Oliver, pay attention, are astonished, and tell about it
BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ individuals are highly encouraged to submit. All contributors are paid equally for their work. 

Clerestory is currently accepting submissions and pitches for our second issue on “community” until  February 15, 2021. Because space on our editorial calendar is limited, submitting or writing to us ahead of this deadline is suggested.

Potential subjects for our “community” issue include, but are not limited to: 

  • Social issues: social justice, racial justice, human rights, solidarity, indigenous rights, grassroots movements, and more
  • Social healing: building community, community efforts, virtue in public life, encountering difference with grace 
  • Personal: relationships, loneliness or isolation, friendship, moving, loss, being in community, leaving community, identity in or out of community
  • Community spaces: beautiful spaces, types of communities (e.g. monastic community) past or present, imagining healing spaces, religious community
  • Highlighting the work of interesting community leaders (present and past): we’re very interested in reading profiles of current leaders or pieces with historical resonance on community movements and community healers 


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