Call for Submissions -- Keeping The Faith?

I received this in an email and thought it would be interesting for me and maybe others. If anyone is interested in collaborating, let me know.

To believe or not to believe, that is still the question. From faith to fatwas, rituals to rights, religion plays an increasingly important role in communities at home and throughout the world. This November, INTHEFRAY Magazine ( will explore religion in contemporary society with a special issue dedicated to religious belief. We invite writers and artists to consider the ways that religion and faith impact our world for our November issue. Possible topics to explore include: the role of religion, whether it's in the 2008 U.S. Presidential election, education or international policy; the defense of atheism; the resurgence of creationism; the acceptance of Paganism as an official religion by institutions including the U.S. military. Who are the peacemakers using religion to unite rather than divide? How involved are evangelical Christians in the environmental movement? What goes into the decision by Muslim women whether or not to wear a hijab? Contributors interested in pitching relevant news features, poetry/fiction, cultural criticism, commentary pieces, personal essays, visual essays, travel stories, or book reviews should e-mail us at religion-at-inthefray-dot-org. Send us a well-developed, one-paragraph pitch for your proposed piece NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 1, 2007. First-time contributors are urged to review our submissions guidelines at and review recent pieces published in INTHEFRAY at

Creative Challenge

Sorry that I didn't get a theme posted earlier for the next CC. After talking to a few people, they thought the weekly/biweekly deadlines were too close as people have a life. LOL With that being said, the CC's will be for a month. I will try to post a new theme at the beginning of each month. We will give this a try and hopefully people will not forget before the deadline.

For those who are new to this, the CC is a way to sharpen your creativity skills without being judged. I will post a topic/theme for each month and you can use your creativity to design/make something along the theme. It can be anything including but not limited to a poem, song, artwork, writing, painting, graphic design, video, photography , and the list goes on but you get the point. Do not be afraid to push the boundaries of the theme. Also, if you have ideas for themes, please let me know. Again, this is not just for "professionals" or where anyone should feel like that work is inadequate, these is a place for free expression.

This months CC:

Theme: "the person who inspires you". This can be a significant other, relative, historical figure, entertainer, etc.

Deadline: 7/29/07