Call for Artists – Presence Journal / Calls & Submissions

December 31, 2020

Organization Name: SDI - The Home of Spiritual Companionship

Organization Location: Bellevue, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


SDI is a non-profit, member-supported community of over 6000 spiritual companions from around the world. We are an inclusive, global contemplative movement that contributes to peace, justice, and living in right relationship with all creation. As part of this movement, SDI publishes a quarterly journal called Presence, which is mailed to 8000 subscribers and published digitally on our website:

SDI seeks to encourage, understand and engage with creative work informed by or embodying contemplative practice, spiritual direction and companionship. The artwork shared in Presence illuminates and enhances the articles and poetry, creating a vibrant publication that nourishes the SDI Community. Publication in Presence provides an opportunity for artists to have their work celebrated by a vibrant and engaged community of spiritual companions.

Artists, illustrators, and photographers may submit their work for consideration at any time, in digital format only. Please do not mail physical work or portfolios – these will not be returned. Digital files may be sent to Please submit UP TO THREE high-resolution images of the artwork (at least 2 MB for each file, jpeg or tiff format), and the following information.

TITLE of artwork(s)
SHORT EXPLANATION (no more than 100 words)
SHORT BIO (50 words)
WEBSITE (optional)

Artwork submitted will be placed in a general pool for Presence selection. The selection of art occurs for each issue, as curated and selected by the Editor, Art Editor, and Executive Director.

If your work is selected for publication, you will be notified by the Art Editor. SDI pays an honorarium of $250 for cover art, and $50 for art placed inside the publication.

By e-mailing your art to, you accept the right for SDI to reproduce the artwork in Presence Journal. Artists always retain rights to their work.

We look forward to seeing your work!

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