Submission Guidelines (Jordan Journal)

As some of you know, my mom and I co-edit a bimonthly literary journal…

Jordan Journal is pleased to release submission guidelines for our upcoming issue, “Linger.” Please send your poetry and photography submissions (including a brief bio) to by June 17.
Theme Guidelines:
“Wait continually for your God.” ~Hosea
Our fast-paced world is all about efficiency: getting the job done and getting it done quickly. There always seems to be a more efficient way to get things done, even if that method hasn’t been discovered yet. Speed has become the priority, and it’s tempting to care more about checking a task off the list than doing the job well. Or actually enjoying it.
For this issue, we invite you to “Linger,” to rest with the Lord in the now, to enjoy times of contemplation with Him. We encourage you to submit work that conveys this sense of lingering: a mindful awareness of God, even amidst the craziness of our world.
“Linger” is also a space to share romance-themed poetry about your walk with the Bridegroom. Consider the romantic connotation of the word. Think of two lovers, lingering together under the stars. Jesus loves for us to linger with Him. To rest and relax in His presence. To simply be with Him.
Whether your work approaches the theme from the contemplative angle, of from the perspective of romance (or even from a different direction. We like surprises!), we would love to read your work. 

Published by Stephaniesninthsuitcase

Hi, there! My name is Stephanie and I’m a Fresno, CA native. After studying at Biola University, I received my MLIS (Masters in Library Science) from San Jose State University. I live with my mom, poet Kimberly Vargas Agnese, and serve as her unofficial agent. We reside at MeadowArc, a food forest in its infancy. I am called to, and passionate about, purity. In fact, the name Agnes means “pure.” Before I was born, my mom felt led to include the name Agnes in her name, and in the names of her children. My full, hyphenated name includes 26 letters (but not the whole alphabet).

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