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Our History

Birthed in 2015, out of the work of The Word ProjectSnapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing is a premier online, international literary journal for poets, writers, photographers and all who are looking to creativity as a way to process and express the healing journey. 

Whether experiencing grief, heartache, or illness; or looking for physical, emotional, or spiritual healing and wellness, we hope Snapdragon Journal is a place to which you come on your journey to wholeness. 
Each quarter, the poetry, writings and photographs chosen are based on a theme. 

​In addition to poetry, creative nonfiction and photography featured in our issues each quarter, we also spotlight an artist/healer in our "Art Speaks" blog. Check it out to read about everyday people who are using art as a catalyst for self and/or community healing. We also ran, during the onset and rise of COVID, art & healing popups to provide a digital space for community and artistic practice. 

We are taking a break from our quarterlies this year, but are still active in holding space for the art & healing conversation. To learn more, visit our about2023 page. 

You are welcomed to check back here anytime for updates or you may simply sign up to added to our mailing list.


Follow us on social media, too ("snapdragonjournal")! We're extending the conversation of art & healing, and would love your voice at the table!

Download our infographic to get a snapshot of what we're doing (and if you print it, it doubles as a bookmark)!

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Our Name

We could not think of a better name for this journal other than Snapdragon! At its deepest level, the Snapdragon flower essence helps the soul to distinguish its use of creative forces -- especially those which radiate from the lower energy centers, and those which are used for spoken word. The Snapdragon flower is often used as a remedy to help persons -- particularly those who experience extreme tension in the jaw and mouth -- to re-direct their powerful metabolic energy into its rightful channels. By harmonizing the relationship between these energy centers, the soul evolves in its use of creative power. And so, with Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing, our desire is to provide a platform for your self-expression and soul's healing!

Our Values

At Snapdragon Journal, we are committed to taking time to read and ponder what we receive with an eye to craft and content. We aren't looking for the "best" in craft but a great balance of solid writing and compassionate storytelling. We want to feel what you feel. We want to leave the page and get into the experience. We want to bring this to our readers.At Snapdragon Journal, we are committed to holding space for all stories that echo the depths of the healing journey, and we celebrate you all along the way -- writers and readers alike. At Snapdragon Journal, we are committed to providing subscribers with a professional, clean, easy-to-read platform that makes getting the journal -- filled with quality, inspiring and soul-stirring writing -- as easy as clicking a button. At Snapdragon Journal, we are committed to caring about those who submit their work. When possible and if requested, we will respond to you personally with feedback to your work if you are not chosen for a particular issue. At Snapdragon Journal, we are committed to expanding community for authentic sharing that we might all deepen our sense of connection, belonging and well-being.

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