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Other Journal, The


Medium: Online

Categories: Religious Publications, Themed Issues,

Genres Accepted: fiction,nonfiction,poetry

Established: 2003



“An Intersection of Theology and Culture”

Payment: None


The Other Journal is an online quarterly magazine examining the intersection of theology and culture. The website proclaims that “the audience of The Other Journal includes church leaders and theologians, scholars and students, hipsters and artists, bookworms and movie buffs, ragamuffins and the unchurched, and Web surfers of every stripe.”

Articles in The Other Journal are divided into five sections: Examination, “theological engagement of current events, cultural trends, and political movements;” Creation, “an interactive art gallery that invites you to experience the diverse work of unique artists;” Imagination, “a hub of fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry;” Perspective, “reviews and interview reflecting on theological themes in film, music, and literature;” and Praxis, “articles illuminating practical incarnations of theological convictions.”


The Other Journal is a high-quality online religious publication. The writing is good, and the content is thought-provoking. Themes like The Aesthetics Issue, Atheism, Pop Revolutions, Earth to Christians, etc., lend some organization to broad and encompassing issues.

Calvin Connection:

Calvin professors Debra Rienstra (English), Rebecca DeYoung (philosophy), and Janel Curry (geology and geography) have all been published in The Other Journal. Calvin philosophy student Jasmin Wilson (2012) keeps a regular blog, “Ex Veritate Vita,” for The Other Journal.

Hekman Availability: Not available

Submission Instructions:

Each quarterly issue is themed—check website for updates.
Submit one piece of prose or up to six poems.
Short prose submissions appreciated (esp. under 2,500 words).
Simultaneous submissions accepted.
Send submissions as Word (2003) attachments.
Include cover e-mail with 1) a brief bio, 2) specification as to which section of The Other Journal you are directing your submission (i.e., Examination, Creation, Imagination, Perspective, or Social Justice), and 3) a lit of the pieces you are submitting and whether (and where) they have been previously published.

E-mail submissions to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with “TOJ Submission [genre of submission]” in the subject line.


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