build the liberatus writing community.

Liberatus is a community journal about wholeness in politics, because all of us are tired of dysfunction. Citizens who join us are advocates for how the peace of Christ can remake politics from the ground up.

If you have experience working in American politics and are an advocate for the Liberatus Values of Freedom and Philosophy of Freedom in Political Engagement, we'd love to hear from you! You can join us to build the Liberatus writing community by filling out the application below. If you haven't met us already, we'll reach out to set up an interview. Our goal is to empower a community with experiences in American politics to realize healing through creative writing. Here's what we offer:

Community Building 

Throughout the year we connect as a community. From coffees on Capitol Hill to hikes at Great Falls to Google Hangouts, we're building a nonpartisan community of Jesus followers. Together we hope to create a respite from the chaos of political culture, to pursue unity in a culture bent on division. Building community is our first priority; each journal series is a reflection of the deep conversations and dialogue happening in it. Sign up to be on the invite list for every community building event.

contemplative spirituality

Tired of the false divides in American politics? Imagining how the values of the Kingdom can transform us from the inside out offers us a path to healing. To discover the life of Jesus more fully and take a deeper faith journey, we offer our writers recommendations and access to books and other resources tailored to the objective of each journal series. Past resources have included The Wounded Healer by Henri Nouwen, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, and Nations Journal

creative outlet

Our goal, and the heartbeat of the organization, is to empower a community with experiences in American politics to realize healing through creative writing. When you join us, we'll send you detailed writing guidelines and questions to inspire creative writing. We’re currently reinventing the organization to create an annual print volume in place of digital publishing.

 
I came to Washington with high ideals and big dreams, but the reality of Capitol Hill culture came close to making me give up. However, through Liberatus I have had the opportunity to view my work through a new lens. I no longer see the workday devoid of meaning, but instead, I see it as an opportunity to speak truth and beauty into our broken system. Ideas are powerful, and I believe that God is working through Liberatus to change Capitol Hill.
— Congressional Staffer and Liberatus Writing Team Member, 2015-2016
 

application

Please note that writers may publish under their own name, or anonymously by job title. Because of the authenticity we pursue in the journal, writers are free to share or withhold their involvement with the Liberatus writing team with others. Liberatus reserves the right to edit, reject, or publish all works submitted.

Name *
Name
Phone *
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Other websites that have published your work or Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Medium, etc profiles you actively use?
Are there any topics you are hoping to write about? *
Enter NA if you answered No above.
We may include your answer in our fundraising or recruiting messages.
If you are interested in joining us as an Original Contributor, please note that here. Original Contributors are writers who send in two or more articles per year, peer-review journal entries, and recruit 10 or more annual donors each year.
You are welcome to make your name and short bio anonymous.
You will receive notifications regarding meeting times and locations throughout the year.
Please read the Liberatus Values of Freedom and Philosophy of Freedom in Political Engagement before submitting. *
You can find them on our Vision page.