The Flood is currently accepting submissions - essays, analysis, event coverage, memoir, reviews, criticism, interviews, photo essays, and other relevant material. We give priority to pieces from people of color, trans and queer people, people of non-Christian faith traditions and backgrounds (including atheists and agnostics) and women. We value writing informed by personal experiences with spirituality - untethered from the secular-religious binary - and radical political thought and action. We’re interested in universal experiences of the vast and unknowable leading people to the most particular of convictions.
The Flood invites writers of all backgrounds to explore the religious implications of political realities and vice versa. Some examples of what we’re interested in include:
- spiritual life inside the prison industrial complex
- Indigenous resistance to neoliberal development projects
- rural US church groups witnessing against drone warfare
- arguments for universal basic income based on Qur’anic teaching
- places of worship offering sanctuary to undocumented immigrants
- the personal realities and challenges of administering the biblical Works of Mercy
- everyday life as a queer person of faith in the South
- African American church congregations debating how to respond to police violence
- Rabbis decrying occupation and militarism in the Holy Land
- Tibetan Buddhists resisting colonialism
- interfaith responses to the climate crisis
- agnostic experiences of God
- atheist spirituality
Send all pitches and submissions to TheFloodmag@gmail.com.
We are not currently seeking to publish poetry or previously published submissions.