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a smart, up–and–coming literary journal aiming to curate pieces that are both peculiar and gorgeous without compromising craftsmanship and excellence. Averse to gratuitous violence, language and sex, we look for pieces that treat sensitive subjects with maturity and respect. Our favorite submissions explore refreshing takes on both the fantastic and the everyday. As a staff firmly rooted in following Jesus Christ and His teachings, we hope for submissions from people of all religious perspectives, countries, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, genders, backgrounds, and experiences. To anyone who wanders into our journal, we welcome you to Inscape, home of the bizarre, believing, and beautiful.

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Inscape has been published bi-annually for over 30 years. You can read our past issues in our archive.


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Digging in the Iris

Wooded fibers fine as cornsilk Weave through these iris husks I'm handling. None passed away—they…
Searching for light by Max Fisher

Red in the Sun

by David Veloz Bring home to me my tools, my ladder, and let me build a…

Like You and My Knees

by David Veloz I'm eating all the time, but I need more. My shirt fits like…

Wild Geese

by Abby Knudsen "Fallen" by Nicholas Rex Within an hour after slipping off the little…
Silhouette of a girl walking to right with a checkerboard floor floating above her with a chair leaning off of it and large flowers growing from underneath.

Vibrations Through Wire and Air

by Kirsten Burningham "Uprooted" by Samantha Snyder As a college freshman, I stretched my wings,…