We welcome submissions and look for thoughtful pieces that bring the religious elements of cultural life to light in new ways, beyond headlines and bullet points, beneath surveys and contemporary trends. We want thought-provoking and well-considered written (500–2000 words generally) or multimedia essays. Our readers are varied, but they all want more than the usual blogs on religion.

A submission will not be considered if it has have been previously published or is concurrently under consideration by another journal or press. Copyright for essays published at Sacred Matters is retained by the authors. All images, video, and sound files associated with published submissions are securely archived by Emory University’s Woodruff Library.

You can send submissions, questions, or pitches to