Submit Your Writings to the TIFERET Journal

We encourage you to read an issue of TIFERET to increase your chance of acceptance. A great way to do this is by joining our global reader Community and subscribing to our Journal (2 large issues per year).

What kinds of submissions is Tiferet seeking?

Tiferet considers submissions in the following genres:

Fiction
We interpret the word “spiritual” with a broad stroke. Send us well-written stories engaging people in some small pocket of humanity. Your first page will show us if you have a command of story, character drive, description; of language, syntax, and voice. And we’re fans of imagination in fiction. We are not necessarily interested in religious-oriented stories, nor sermons described as stories.

Nonfiction
We gravitate to essays and interviews that shed light on personal experiences of grappling with the invisible; and aspects of spiritual traditions. Our readers enjoy learning about different cultures and a writer’s unique journey. The piece must have clear, concise writing with concrete visual detail.

Poetry
Tiferet receives a large volume of poetry, of which only a small percentage is accepted. We hold out for the highest quality poems that display mastery of content and craft. Technical proficiency and clear expression of the human spirit are required, as are striking imagery and strong sonic impression. We look for engaging voices that transcend mere story-telling or intellectual cleverness. We do not accept self-consciously religious poetry. Emily Dickinson wrote, “If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.” This is how the poems we publish make us feel! Send only your very best work.

Art and Photography
We seek original art and photography which in some way captures the spiritual or contemplative aspects of humanity in a visual representation. You must own the copyright to your work. If it has appeared elsewhere we require permission from the original publisher for us to reproduce it. Please submit your work as a 300 dpi .jpg image, sized no smaller than 640×840 pixels and no larger than 2400×1600.

 

Guidelines and FAQ:

How do I submit to Tiferet?
Please submit here.

Can I check the status of my submission?
You can sign on to Submittable to check the status of your submission.

How soon can I expect to hear about my submission?
We generally try to respond to submissions within 3-6 months.

Can I change the story I submitted with an updated draft?
No, we are not able to accept revisions to work after it is submitted.

Does Tiferet accept previously published material?
No, we accept and publish only previously unpublished works, limited to 15-20 pages of prose and 6 poems.

Does Tiferet accept simultaneous submissions?
Yes, but please notify us immediately if your submission is accepted for publication elsewhere.

Will you send feedback on my story?
No, due to the sheer number of submissions and time limitations, we are unable to provide feedback.

Do you consider translations?
We do. On the first page, please include the name of the original author and language; and the translator’s full name.

NOTE: it is strongly advised that you read an issue or two of TIFERET before submitting work. You may order a single digital issue here

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