Of course, it’s always possible to find Jewish-themed stories, poems, and essays published in a variety of “secular” or mainstream media. (For more tips on that, please click here.) But many magazines, journals, and websites specifically welcome and/or promote “Jewish” writing. This page provides you with links to some examples.
Those of you who are familiar with my Practicing Writing blog and newsletter know that I tend to refer writers only to publications/opportunities that will pay writers for their work. But in this case, because the pool is relatively small, I’m also including nonpaying publications.
- Altar Journal
- Ami Magazine
- Binah Magazine
- Blue Lyra Review
- Harvard Divinity Bulletin
- The Ilanot Review
- Image: A Journal of the Arts & Religion
- J. the Jewish News Weekly of Northern California
- Jewish Currents: A Progressive, Secular Voice
- Jewish Literary Journal
- Jewish Quarterly: A Magazine of Contemporary Writing, Politics & Culture
- Lilith (“independent, Jewish & frankly feminist”)
- Moment (NB: Most Moment fiction appears to be published via this annual contest.)
- Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women’s Studies and Gender Issues
- Pakn Treger
- Poetica Magazine: Contemporary Jewish Writing
- Shofar Literary Review
- Tablet (NB: Does not accept unsolicited fiction.)
- Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature
NB: Although they may not necessarily publish poetry, fiction, or memoir, the American Jewish Press Association‘s member publications also offer wonderful resources for Jewish writing and writers. Unfortunately, the member directory/search function is now behind a membership paywall. Strategic Googling (“Jewish newspapers”) can also yield additional possibilities.