Our Story

Segullah, a not-for-profit online literary and art journal is an organization for Latter-day Saint women entering its 19th year in 2024. Our talented volunteer staff are passionate about this work and are located throughout the world.

Segullah‘s continuing mission is to seek out and encourage literary and artistic talent, provoke thought and promote greater understanding and faith among Latter-day Saint women. We publish insightful writings and images which explore life’s richness and complexity while reflecting faithfulness to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our aim is to highlight a variety of women’s perspectives within a framework of shared beliefs and values.

In Hebrew segullah signifies a cherished personal possession that is set apart and diligently cared for; it is a term the Lord has used with affection to describe His covenant people (Exodus 19:5, Psalms 135:4), and one we use here in remembrance of the blessings and responsibilities we receive in relationship with Him.

Segullah, originally a print journal, was born in 2005 from a writer’s group of friends that united in their goal to encourage and showcase literary talent, as well as to provoke thought and promote greater understanding and faith among Latter-day Saint women. In 2007 the blog was created as a daily online companion to the print journal (published exclusively online since 2013).

One of Segullah’s founding principles is its support of new and aspiring writers. In 2024 we are returning to these roots by reinstituting our mentoring program. Promising writers will be invited to work one-on-one with a member of our editorial staff for up to three months to refine and prepare for publication one of their submissions to Segullah.

In addition to these endeavors, Segullah sponsors an annual contest in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual arts, and has published three volumes of collected staff writing, with another in progress. Future plans include workshops, retreats, conferences, and regional events such as literary readings and art exhibits.

While not an official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Segullah upholds its established leadership, doctrines and standards.