Open call for pitches Adulterated Magazine

Adulterated seeks to document experiences with dogmatic religion and provide a place to dialogue and connect.

What we're looking for

We’re interested in the collective journey of anyone who is departing from, deconstructing, or making peace with the often fundamentalist faith traditions of their past. We're documenting an exodus, and in doing so, helping make sense of it to people on the outside while providing hope to the dissenters.

Theme

Our first issue is themed "Prodigals" -- leaving as setting the stage for new beginnings; the departure from a preconceived or prescribed identity.

We'll be accepting pitches clearly aligned with this theme until Feb. 19.

Sections

-creative short fiction/flash fiction (<1000 words)

-narrative non-fiction (<1000 words)

-poetry/prose (whatever can fit on a single page, within reason)

-essays (400-800 words)

-book reviews (200-500 words)

-black and white photography or illustration. Comic strips, photos of collages or sculpture, etc. welcome.

-something else interesting. Make a good pitch!

If you don't think these categories fit you, but still want to contribute, check out our two special sections designed to give you a voice in this project, too.

How to pitch

Follow the instructions in the form linked in the button below. Pitches are open until Feb. 19. You can submit as many pitches as you want.

We will contact you ASAP if we want to move forward with a piece, and our editorial team will be happy to coach you through shaping an idea! All submissions will be due Mar. 26.

Thank you so much for your interest in this project. We're excited to read about your ideas and make this concept come to life!

Credits:

Created with images by charloisporto - "church azores são miguel" • travelspot - "montalcino church church window" • Hermann - "wanderer backpack hike" • JanClaus - "chania crete greece" • Unsplash - "church building steeple" • pixel2013 - "figurengruppe stone figures mariawald" • charloisporto - "church azores são miguel"

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