In healing tradition, the snapdragon flower helps redirect creative power into more culturally appropriate endeavors, easing physical ailments such as mouth and jaw tension, grinding teeth, and oral fixations.
Snapdragon: a Journal of Art & Healing, offers a platform for self-expression and the healing of the soul. Through poetry and prose, the journal hopes to direct our powerful metabolic energies into their “rightful channels,” and in the process, offer healing through art.
Recent issues run 100+ pages and offer creative nonfiction, poetry, and photography. They publish “new and previously published work on the theme of healing (emotional, physical, spiritual, community, etc.).” They do not publish the same author more than once per calendar year.
Readers can subscribe for $15 a year, which basically means you receive one annual issue free. That’s a good deal!
Snapdragon does publish its “Art Speaks!” interviews on its website, which can be read for free. Publisher and poetry editor Jacinta V. White sits down with renowned female writers like NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee Jaki Shelton Green, Samantha Kostmayer Sulaiman, and others. This section highlights authors who are “‘walking the walk.’ Those using art as a healing tool in their community.”
Interested in submitting? Send 1-3 poems or up to 4,000 words of nonfiction. They generally offer four themed submission periods each year, the next opening up in January.