Quick: Name a religious piece of art!
Good. Now: What’s your favorite poem about atheism? Painting…? Creative non-fiction piece…?
Hard, isn’t it?
Now, there is an attempt to remedy the lack of literary/artsy works in the atheist world: The Eloquent Atheist.
It’s an e-zine that:
…hopes to provide an outlet to nontheists who would like to publish creative, thoughtful, expressive writing (no rants), and writing that focuses on “reclaiming” the lives and works of nontheists, which have often been neglected in (or deliberately excised from) mainstream accounts of history.
Submissions can be made here. The requirements for submissions are also on that page.The magazine was started by Marilyn Westfall (a board member of the American Humanist Association) and fellow atheist Michael W. Jones.
Why did they start this up? Marilyn says this:
… to fill a niche, serving as an outlet for creative writing by nontheists of all stripes. There are few venues that publish poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, by atheists, humanists, and freethinkers; we hope to remedy that, with this zine.
It’s a lofty, but much needed, goal. So submit something worth reading and check out the site!
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