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Sojourners Magazine

Literary Magazine




Putting faith into action for social justice.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    within 6-8 weeks*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:

Pays$50 per piece

Find more details in the Genres section


  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors


  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Nonfiction (Feature articles)

Max words: 1800

Max words: 2000

Sub Genres:

Payment: $ per piece

Feature articles. Query first. For feature articles for Sojourners magazine, please send a query of 400 words or fewer in the body of an email (no attachments) to Our feature articles are typically 1,800-2,000 words


Max lines: 25

Min pieces: 1

Max pieces: 3

Payment: $ 50 per piece

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Include a three-sentence description of yourself with your submission, with information on where you work and live and any interesting hobbies. In addition, please make sure you include your address, phone number, and e-mail.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Submit as a Word document.

  • Author's rights

    Articles. If your material is copyrighted, we assume you are authorizing us to publish it. Unless otherwise indicated, we also assume full reprint permission (in all media including various electronic media) of any item we publish. North American serial rights to the article include electronic rights and posting on our Web site ( We reserve the right to accept, edit, or reject any article submitted. All poetry submitted for publication must original and unpublished. If your material is copyrighted, we assume you are authorizing us to publish it. We also assume full reprint permission for any item we publish, unless otherwise indicated. This includes electronic reprint permission, the posting on our Web site (, and the use of excerpts in other Sojourners material.

  • Additional info

    We especially welcome queries from writers of color and other underrepresented groups. We pay $50 per poem upon publication. We also send complimentary copies of the issue in which your poem appears.

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Sojourners is an independent, award-winning print and online magazine of faith, culture, and politics. Our mission is to inspire hope and action by articulating the biblical call to racial and social justice, life and peace, and environmental stewardship. Our call to prophetic interrogation means w...

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    Adam Russell Taylor