create | encounter

Create | Encounter exists to illustrate the inherent dignity of each human being by sharing creative narratives through poetry, prose, and visual art. 

Get tickets to the March 27 release party below!


"Dilation and Evacuation" by Kelsey Hazzard

We engage the grassroots community through an open call for submissions, promote education on issues of human dignity through an annual compilation of creative works, and stimulate discourse on these issues through a corresponding release event.

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"Mother of Gynecology" by Lauren Handy

The winners of Create | Encounter are published in an annual special edition of our magazine, Life Matters Journal. View the submission guidelines, past winners, and magazine PDFs below.

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"Let Love Grow" by Emma Bucher

Interested in submitting to the next edition?

The submission window for our 2021 Create | Encounter contest has closed, but you can take a look at the submission guidelines in preparation for next year's edition!

Get tickets to the 2021 release party!

On March 27, 2021, Rehumanize will host a virtual afternoon of the arts to release the fifth creative issue of Life Matters Journal: Create | Encounter. This celebration will include an exploration of many issues of life, dehumanization, violence, rehumanization, and human dignity through a series of panels with the artists featured in this year's issue. 


The tickets for this event are pay-what-you-want! Select any of the tiered options below; they all give equal access. After purchasing, you will receive a downloadable PDF that explains how to access this virtual event. You will also receive an email with a link to the same PDF.


Note: your purchase can be counted as a tax-deductible donation.

If you’d like to support this event at an amount higher than the options listed above, donate here and add a note to the donation to indicate it is to go towards the Create | Encounter release party.


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