The Between Cities journal is seeking proposals for our Fall 2022 issue on the themes of work, labor, and vocation. Between Cities publishes pieces that connect faith and knowledge with all of life. Proposals should seek to connect work, labor, and vocation to the Christian tradition. While we are particularly interested in work that originates from within this tradition, we will consider any work that engages with it in a thoughtful and respectful way. We will also consider submissions on other themes as space allows. The journal publishes essays, creative pieces, media reviews, interviews, and artwork.

Please submit proposals by Friday, March 25th.

Proposals should be 100-300 words long.
To submit your work please visit the Google Form below and upload your proposal:



  • Articles of 1,000 to 3,000 words consist of original work discussing academics from a Christian perspective, the relationship between faith and study or work, or the relevance of Christianity to the modern world. Articles can be scholarly in nature—advancing a significant thesis with appropriate citations—or less formal—including anecdotes and personal reflection.

  • Media reviews of 250-750 words provide Christian commentary on recently released books or movies of interest to our audience, though the works reviewed need not necessarily be Christian themselves. The review should contain a concise synopsis of the work in question, an appraisal of its technical quality, and an evaluation of its themes or purport.

  • Creative works may include poems and short fiction of less than 2,000 words. Such works should not only address spiritual matters, but also employ technical sophistication to interest, challenge, or surprise the reader.

  • Art and photography need not be explicitly religious in subject matter, but may originate from a Christian aesthetic sensibility or demonstrate engagement with questions of ultimate significance.

We are particularly interested in work that originates from within the Christian tradition, but we will consider any work that engages with that tradition in a thoughtful and respectful way.  Our first priority is to share the work of members of the University of Minnesota community, but we accept submissions from writers outside it as well.

If you are interested in learning more about the process of revising a draft after your submission has been accepted, see this page:



Between Cities is also seeking Christian students at U of M who would like to join our staff, including content editors, design editors, and photographers. Those interested in joining our staff can contact Caleb Molstad: