Image, which hosts Good Letters, is both a literary journal and a multifaceted arts organization on the cutting edge of cultural change. Our mission is to support and showcase contemporary art that roams the ground between faith and mystery—art that calls us into the imaginative life and makes us aware of the rich possibilities of being human.
Our flagship program is the journal, Image: each quarterly issue features fiction, poetry, painting, sculpture, architecture, film, music, and dance—as well as interviews, book reviews, essays, and memoirs. Annie Dillard, Franz Wright, Melanie Rae Thon, Sufjan Stevens, Elie Wiesel, Oscar Hijuelos, John Updike, Melissa Weinman, Mary Oliver, and other phenomenal artists have been published in Image. Subscribe to the print edition, the digital edition, or both.
The Glen Workshop is our innovative summer arts program, combining the best elements of a workshop, an arts festival, and a conference. Daily classes, taught by nationally known authors and artists, offer close attention to artists of all levels. Afternoons and evenings feature readings, lectures, concerts, and worship services incorporating the arts. Glen East is held at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA in June and Glen West is held at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM in August.
The Glen Online offers online classes and manuscript critiques to refine and inspire participants’ creative abilities through one-on-one mentorships with writers and artists featured in Image and at our Glen Workshops.
Image Seminars gather together small groups of people who care passionately about the ways that art and faith can renew our culture. Each event is handmade—built around the theme chosen by the renowned author or artist leading our enrichment. Our seminars have been held in locations like Florence, Italy, Honolulu, and Charleston and have featured writers such as Kathleen Norris, Eugene Peterson, and Bret Lott.
ImageUpdate is our email newsletter, sent twice a month—filled with information about what’s new in the world of art and faith, including news and reviews on the latest books, music, film, theater, gallery showings, websites, events, and more.
ArtsandFaith is an online discussion community where members post about a wide range of topics, with a strong emphasis on film and music. A&F has also become known for its film lists—including the Top 100 Arts and Faith Films and the Top 25 Road Films, among others.
The Milton Fellowship is awarded yearly to a writer working to complete a first book-length manuscript in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. During their academic year in Seattle, fellows participate in a weekly writers’ workshop, teach courses in writing and literature at Seattle Pacific University, and work with literary mentors.
The purpose of the Luci Shaw Fellowship is to expose a promising undergraduate student to the world of literary publishing and the nonprofit arts organization, and to introduce fellows to the contemporary dialogue about art and faith that surrounds Image, its programs, its contributors, and its peer organizations.