Jewish Currents

Founded in 1946, Jewish Currents is a magazine committed to the rich tradition of thought, activism, and culture of the Jewish left. We seek submissions on all things now and Jewish: send us the surprising, rigorous, radical, and trayf. We’re looking for new angles on familiar narratives, in-depth investigations and commentary, dynamic scholarship, book/film/art reviews, and exceptional fiction, poetry, comics, and visual art. We offer competitive rates for our quarterly print issue and website.

Engaging the Jewish world requires a diversity of voices. Alongside honoring the magazine’s Yiddish roots, we actively seek submissions from Sephardi and Mizrachi contributors, and writers who intersect with Jewish life but who aren’t necessarily Jewish (particularly those who identify with other diasporic traditions).

For essays, reviews, reportage and commentary

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For literary and creative work

NOTE: Jewish Currents is currently closed to unsolicited fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. We will post updated submission guidelines here when we re-open submissions.

For illustrations

In addition to featuring relevant artist series and projects (considered via Submittable), Jewish Currents commissions original artwork and illustrations to accompany the work in our print magazine. If you are a visual artist or illustrator and would like to be added to our illustration roster, please send an email with the subject line “Art – Your Name” to, and include a link to your website.