About Spiritual Parent

Spiritual Parent is an online community that explores what it means to be a great parent, nurture spirituality in ourselves and our kids, and bring more love into the world.

Most of our articles are written from a progressive Christian perspective, though we also participate in dialogue with other faith traditions.

Wherever you find yourself in terms of your religious convictions—including a complete lack thereof —we hope you’ll find the Spiritual Parent community helpful, welcoming, and inclusive.


About The Editor

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Ryan tahmaseb

Ryan Tahmaseb is a parent, teacher, and a graduate student at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry. His writing has appeared in publications such as The Carolina Quarterly, Education Week, Edutopia, Gravel Magazine, and Spartan Magazine. His first chapbook, Mutual Incomprehension, was published by Anchor & Plume Press in January 2016.


Poetry Submissions

Poetry submissions are open year round, and we encourage new poets—especially new poets of color—to submit their work to us. Here are some basic guidelines:

  • Poems should be somehow related to parenting and/or spirituality. Be real, be honest, be vulnerable.

  • You may submit up to 5 poems at once—preferably in one document.

  • We accept simultaneous submissions.

  • Make sure your cover letter includes a 23 sentence bio and a headshot.

  • You should receive a response in 12 weeks.

Send your best work to our editor: ryan@spiritualparent.org


Article Submissions

Article submissions are open year round, and we encourage new writers—especially new writers of color—to submit their work to us. Here are some basic guidelines:

  • Audience: Primarily progressive Christian parents, but we also include other religious perspectives and write from the point of view that many readers do not identify as religious at all. 

  • Topics: Parenting, spirituality, contemplation, meditation, prayer, mindfulness, theology, child development, philosophy, psychology, education, advocacy, service. 

  • Length: Typically 750—950 words, though there's plenty of wiggle room here.

After you finish a draft, please share it via Google Drive with our editor: ryan@spiritualparent.org


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