Refine Journal

The vision for the Refine Journal was born out of two dreams: a desire to share the magnificent work of the women of Refine, as well as a desire to help more women make their way to Refine. Every contribution to the journal comes from a woman who has attended Refine, and through the sales of the Journal, we hope to help make it possible for more women to make their join us at Refine {the retreat}. All proceeds from the sale of the journal, go directly towards scholarship funding for future Refine attendees.

This is how we love one another. This is what it looks like for us to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Refine Journal Submissions

  • Submissions are currently open for issue 002, (release date, March 2020) The theme for issue 002 is, “Pilgrimage”.

  • At this time, submissions are open only to Refine alumni, or currently registered attendees, or by invitation only.

  • All submissions are by donation, in exchange for a printed issue of the Journal.

  • Submissions are subject to approval and editing. Submission does not guarantee publication. All submissions should be original, and previously unpublished whenever possible.

  • We currently accept: essays, poetry, original art, and photography.

  • Sponsored advertisements are available for purchase.

  • Please send submissions to us via email at info(at) All written contributions must be attached as a Microsoft Word file (not a PDF). Image based submissions but be a .jpg file. Please put, “Refine Journal Submission” in the subject line of your email.