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Editor at Large:
Art Direction and Design:
Design Action Collective
Assistant Poetry Editor:
Bradley Shavit Artson
Roger S. Gottlieb
Interns and Editorial Assistants:
Zena Daniela Andreani
Jaclyn Aida Tobia
Editorial and Community Organizing:
Editorial Advisory Board:
Nan Fink Gefen
John P. Geyman
David N. Gibbs
Richard La Brecque
Alan Michael Parker
Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Wade Clark Roof
Miryam Ehrlich Williamson
We print articles on social theory, religion/spirituality, social change, contemporary American and global politics and economics, ecology, culture, psychology, and Israel/Palestine. What we look for in such pieces are perspectives that interrogate the politics of their subject matter in ways which both advance the pursuit of tikkun olam—social justice and the repair of the world—and break down issues of contemporary concern in completely new and thoughtful ways. We support a progressive spirituality, but we welcome ideas that challenge established orthodoxies in all spheres of thought and all conceptions of politics, including challenging progressive politics. We also challenge "common sense" and every form of "being realistic" and welcome the most utopian ideas and the uncovering and challenging aspects of thought, culture, or social organization that have convinced people that our world cannot be reconstructed on the basis of love, generosity, nonviolence, social justice, caring for nature, and awe and wonder at the grandeur of the universe.
While much of our content comes from regular contributors with whom we've had long-standing relationships, we welcome unsolicited poetry and article submissions, which we consider for publication either in Tikkun's print edition or on tikkun.org. Fiction submissions are considered for Web publication only. To submit complete drafts (no pitches), please use our online submissions system.
Click on the links below for submission guidelines and instructions.
Named after the Jewish concept of mending and transforming a fragmented world, the magazine Tikkun offers analysis and commentary that strive to bridge the cultural divide between religious and secular progressives. By bringing together voices from many disparate religious and secular humanist communities to talk about social transformation, political change, and the evolution of our religious traditions, Tikkun creates space for the emergence of a religious Left to respond to the influence of the religious Right and the distortions of global capitalism, while simultaneously critiquing reductionist views that sometimes prevail in liberal and progressive circles. The magazine, which began as a progressive Jewish publication, provides intellectually rigorous, psychologically sophisticated, and unconventional critiques of politics, spirituality, social theory, and culture and is known for its coverage of the Israel/Palestine conflict, social justice issues, and the environment.
We are inspired by its measured, heavy-hitting features, which feature everything from queer spirituality to godless environmentalism to mental health, celebrity culture, and corporate greed.
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