“Holy Places” – Winter 2023 Call for Submissions


Places hold tremendous meaning, sometimes serving as characters throughout our lives. We are familiar with the phrase “stand ye in holy places” from D&C 87. But “holy” and “place” can mean different things to different people. What is a “holy” place to you? How has your sense of a holy place evolved? Is your holy place a timeless location you revisit, or a one-time site that you may never return to? Do you find sacredness in the wilderness? In an internal, intangible landscape? Surprise us, challenge us, or illuminate a familiar place anew. But no matter what you create, ensure your scene transports us there. 

We are seeking a balance of fiction and nonfiction through short story, personal essay, and visual artwork. Written submissions are due by October 15, 2022. Art submissions are due by November 15, 2022. Please follow the guidelines. Authors and artists should identify with the mission of Exponent II.

A prize for the written submissions will be $100 for a first-place essay and poem. A winning artist will be selected for an upcoming, 4-page detailed feature in a future issue of Exponent II.

(Photo by Bekir Dönmez on Unsplash)

Rachel Rueckert is the current editor in chief of the Exponent II Magazine. She is the author of EAST WINDS.

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