Submissions

Braided Way is a publication of the non-profit Spiritual Quest Foundation, showcasing the faces and voices of spiritual practice. We publish beautiful, honest, wide-awake work by new and established writers. We seek pieces exploring spiritual development that show respect for the diversity of and interconnection between the world’s faith traditions.

Selected pieces will appear in the annual Braided Way Anthology, scheduled to be published each autumn beginning in 2018.

Our readers want to know more about:

  • Personal spiritual journeys
  • Braiding (intertwining) different faith practices
  • Meditation, prayer
  • First Peoples’ beliefs
  • Dreamwork
  • Creativity and spirituality
  • Mental health and physical health relating to spirituality
  • Healing practices including Earth-based healing
  • Death and dying
  • Mysticism and shamanic practices
  • Insight into wisdom texts

 Genres:

We are not yet a paying publication, but welcome you to promote your publications, workshops, and/or website in your bio. We currently accept reprints.

Interviews: up to 7,500 words

Personal essays: up to 3,000 words

Articles: up to 3,000 words

Fiction: up to 7,500 words

Photography and other forms of original art

Voices: themed reflections up to 250 words (themes listed here)

Faces: original images of spiritual significance to the artist (more info here)

How to submit:

Send to Laura Weldon at Laura@braidedway.org

Email subject line: indicate genre

Submissions may be in the text of the email or in attached Word document.

Include a bio of no more than 300 words, plus any website and social media handles you would like to accompany your bio.

Include your preferred email address.

If you are submitting photos or images of other artwork, please include a line in your email attesting that you are the originator of the work(s) and own all rights. 

Copyright:

Authors retain all rights.