Four Winds Journal is an online publication supporting local and global positive change. Orenda Healing International publishes the Journal twice a year (Spring and Fall) and each issue is assigned a particular theme. All submissions must be directly related to the theme of an issue. Themes might include the effects on humans and non-human others of climate change, current local and global developments, various healing practices (i.e., the arts in healing, indigenous healing practices, notable changes in alternative or complementary medicine, energy healing, spiritual healing, etc.), and more.
We welcome original works of interest, including short scholarly papers, short fiction and nonfiction, poetry, photos, and art work. We look for lively, engaging material free of jargon or academic argument, and prefer well-researched, objective pieces that are grounded as much as possible in the author’s personal experience.
Future issues of Four Winds Journal may include brief reviews of books, movies, videos, performances, art exhibitions, and other current programs or events in a section called “Side Trips.” Submissions to Side Trips must bear some connection to the theme of the issue, although they do not have to be as direct as an article.
Visit our Submission Guidelines page for specific instructions on how to submit your manuscript or art work.