Salt and Iron is an online magazine dedicated to helping aspiring authors achieve excellence in Christian writing. As salt seasons speech and iron sharpens iron, we focus on crafting gracious and appealing rhetoric while challenging each other to improve.

Write for us!

We accept original nonfiction, 750-1200 words, on topics related to religion, philosophy, art, politics, and culture. In the tradition of St. Augustine, we hold to unity in the essentials, liberty in the non-essentials, and charity in all things.

To submit your writing for publication, please use this form.

Read for us!

Our team of Close Readers equips authors to revise their drafts by responding to submissions from the perspective of skilled observers.

To volunteer as a Close Reader, please contact scribe@seasonedwriting.com

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Discussion Group: Pins and Needles: Provoking Conversation

Tackle tough questions in a community of thinkers dedicated to honing their rhetoric. Sponsored by Salt and Iron.

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Scrawl your ideas in an old-fashioned paper notebook with the most affordable fine tip pens. 0.5mm is the ideal size for smoother, faster handwriting.