NEW!! Permanent Call for Poetry, Art & Photography


Permanent Call for Poetry, Art, & Photography

Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping is a double-blind peer reviewed, open-access, multidisciplinary journal that has been published since 1995. We are carried online by both Proquest Research Library and EBSCO SocIndex.

Reflections authors and readers familiar with the mission of the journal are welcome to submit poetry, artwork, and photography that fit with the journal’s purpose. We welcome creative forms of expression that engage helping professionals in poetic and visual ways to any of our sections.

Guidelines for art, poetry, and photography submissions

  • Is original imaginative work, not yet published in a refereed journal
  • Conveys a theme relevant to the helping professions
  • Portrays interpersonal interactions, witnessed events, or felt experiences in a creative format
  • Sparks engagement, reflection, and meaning-making
  • Contains a contextual paragraph that provides the reader with an understanding of what inspired the poet/artist/photographer to produce this creative expression



Submissions of poetry, art, and photography accompanied by a short contextual narrative are welcome. 

To submit a narrative you must first "Register" with Reflections on our home page ( and follow the email instructions to activate your account. After registering, "Login," “View Profile,” and fill in the details requested in the various tabs. Most importantly, click “Author” in the “Roles” tab so the “make a new submission” link will be available under the “Submissions” tab on the home page when you are logged in. Once registered, you can "Login" and "make a new submission" at any time. Be sure to select the Section in which you would like to have your submission considered. For full instructions see Instructions for Authors.

For more information on submitting narratives, please contact us at and you will be put in contact with one of our Editors. 

We look forward to hearing from you!!

The Editorial Leadership Team

Editor-in-Chief: Darlyne Bailey, PhD, LISW (Professor and Dean Emeritus, Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research)

Associate Editors: Monica Leisey, PhD (Salem State University); F. Ellen Netting, PhD (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Assistant Editor: Kelly McNally Koney, MSSA