- Children's Ministry magazine.
Children's Ministry is the premiere magazine for those who serve children in the church. Each bimonthly issue is packed with dozens of ideas and inspirational articles to help leaders encourage children to grow spiritually.
Word Length and Payment:
Answers in Genesis-USA (AiG) is a non-profit evangelistic and educational ministry.
The following payment schedule is based on length of the article as published. Author-supplied charts, diagrams, and photographs are encouraged, but final decisions regarding whether they are carried are at the discretion of AiG. Additional payment is possible for related photos, illustrations, graphs, and charts depending on relevance and quality. All amounts (below) are in US dollars.
Word count New article* Reprint article*
Up to 500 $75-$125 $50-$75
501 – 1000 $150-$200 $85-$100
1001 – 2000 $225-$275 $110-$135
2001+ $300-$400 $150-$225
However, article proposals (about one paragraph in length) can be submitted via email to the National Editor (Pam Sheppard) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send a short query with a brief outline and an author biography. A staff member will normally reply within 30 days of query submission.
Power for Living
Power for Living (375,000 annual readership/circulation)
This weekly take-home paper for adults is filled with inspiring articles about famous and ordinary Christians whose insights demonstrate following Christ. Featuring reports on unique ministries, world missions, spiritual trends, and issues that affect families. Includes stories that are written by or about well-known authors on key faith concepts, social concerns, prayer, and much more. Well-suited as a church bulletin insert or in any doctor's waiting room.
- Full-color take-home paper for adults profiling interesting, sometimes well-known Christians, along with other articles
- New content every quarter
- Nested weekly papers
- Great to give out to visitors, shut-ins, and prisoners or as a promotional piece for the church
- Subscription rates $3.99 per quarter
How to Submit
Mail drop #201
4050 Lee Vance View
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
- Word count: around 1500 is ideal for lead articles
- 12 point Times New Roman or Courier
- Double spaced lines
- Paragraphs should be first-line indented by 1/2 inch, with no space between paragraphs
- Please include a cover letter with:
- A short synopsis of your story and its purpose
- A short author bio, 50 words max
- Include Name, email address, story title, and word count on manuscript and cover letter
- NIV or KJV scripture references preferred
- Photographs are strongly encouraged
- Must be suitable for print at 5.5 x 8.5 inches (smartphone photos are generally acceptable)
- Please send photos only on request
- Reprints are accepted, but original work is preferred
- Multiple submissions accepted
- Simultaneous submissions accepted, provided the dates of publication are different
- Anglican Journal
Anglican Journal is the national newspaper of the Anglican Church of Canada. It covers news of the Anglican church across the country and around the world, as well as news of other denominations. It also covers social and ethical issues.
Articles should be written in news style (we follow Canadian Press style), as briefly as possible. Maximum length is usually 1,000 words. Articles should focus on theological or spiritual issues of interest to the church or society.
Unsolicited manuscripts are not accepted for publication. All article queries should be submitted to Janet Thomas at email@example.com. Articles submitted by professional journalists with an assignment from the Journal will be paid at a rate of 25 cents a word. Articles submitted by clergy or other employees of the Anglican Church of Canada are not paid.
80 Hayden St. Toronto, ON M4Y 3G2
416-924-9199 ext. 307
- InSite magazine.
The article length for profiles and features is 1,200–1,500 words; how-to pieces are 1,000–1,200 words and sidebars are 250–500 words. Please query first; electronic queries e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org are preferred. Response to queries, photos, and manuscripts are sent within one month. InSite retains first rights.
PAYMENT: InSite offers 20 cents per published word for articles contributed by individuals outside
- The Lookout magazine.
- The Compass magazine.
The Compass Magazine is an online source of news and information about issues affecting the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
We pay up to $200 for original, unpublished articles.
Most published articles are between 1,000 and 2,500 words
- Adventist world Magazine.
If we accept—we buy your manuscript for one-time use, then the copyright returns to you. Regular articles are paid on acceptance, not publication. You will receive a check in the mail:
$75 - $300 for solicited articles
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600
Letters to the editor:email@example.com
Webmaster: Carlos Medleycmedley@adventistworld.org
Full-length print features range between 1,500 and 2,200 words though we also publish some sidebar-length articles at 200-450 words. Article length is less important than the quality of the content.
We generally pay $50 for sidebar-length and full-length Web articles and $200 for full-length print features.
If you have article ideas on the theme, write " article proposal" in the e-mail subject field, and send an outline and opening paragraph by the deadline toMichaels@impressionmediagroup.com. If you have ideas on a non-thematic topic, send an e-mail with "non-thematic article proposal" in the e-mail subject field.
Send your bio along with your picture and article to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also include a mailing address where we can send your check.
- Faith Today magazine.
Faith Today uses freelance writers for most articles and news reports. The following information outlines Faith Today’s goals and the type of material we publish.
Essay features and guest opinion columns: $Cdn 0.15/word
Kingdom Matters: $Cdn 0.20/word
Reprints: $Cdn 0.15/word
- Enrichment: A Journal for Pentecostal Ministry.
Enrichment is a quarterly journal for Assemblies of God ministers and other Pentecostal/charismatic leaders. It carries articles and feature material on a wide range of ministry-related topics. It exists for the purpose of enriching and encouraging Pentecostal ministers to equip and empower Spirit-filled believers for effective ministry.
Articles Slanted to ministers on preaching, pastoral practice, and any ministry-related subject (1,200-2,100 words)
How-to Features Program and ministry ideas for ministers/church leaders (200-500 words)
RATE OF PAYMENT Up to 10 cents per word for first rights; payment on publication
Send Manuscript To: Enrichmentjournal@ag.org
Or, if sending my regular mail,
Attention: Rick Knoth
The General Council of the Assemblies of God
1445 N. Boonville Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65802
Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for a reply and/or return of manuscript.
- Cadet Quest Magazine.
Cadet Quest is a Christian-oriented magazine for boys ages 9–14. It is published by the Calvinist Cadet Corps — a ministry of over 650 boys’ clubs throughout churches in the United States and Canada. The goal of the Cadet Corps is “helping boys to grow more Christlike in all areas of life.” Cadet Quest is one way we reach boys.
Fiction (1000–1300 words)
Nonfiction Articles (up to 1500 words)
Payment is made upon final acceptance of the material, varying according to the rights purchased and amount of editing needed. Current rates: Manuscripts 5¢ per word and up (first rights with no major editing) Cartoons $5 and up for single gags; $15 and up for full-page panels Puzzles Rates vary Photos $5 for each photo used with an article
Submit stories or articles (text) online at email@example.com.
Send your request to Managing Editor Cadet Quest PO Box 7259 Grand Rapids, MI 49510-7259 Cadet Quest is published by the Calvinist Cadet Corps PO Box 7259 Grand Rapids, MI 49510-7259 Phone: 616.241.5616 Website: www.calvinistcadets.org G. Richard Broene, editor Robert deJonge, art director
Published by the Calvinist Cadet Corps
1333 Alger St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 Phone: 616.241.5616 • Fax: 616.241.5558
- Charisma magazine.
Charisma’s tagline is “Life in the Spirit.” Each month more than 600,000 readers turn to the magazine for inspiration, information, and instruction.
Most published articles are between 1,800 and 2,500 words
- Creation Illustrated Magazine.
22 Years Strong as the Leading Bible-based Nature Journal
Readers call it, "The Christian answer to National Geographic" -- EVERY ISSUE A KEEPSAKE!
Creation Up Close - (1,500 to 2,000 words) Pays approximately $100.
Re-Creation and Restoration through Outdoor Adventure - (1,500 to 2,000 words) Pays approximately $100
Creatures Near and Dear to Us - (1,500 to 2,000 words) Pays approximately $100
Children’s Story - (500 to 1,000 words) Pays approximately $50-$75
Gardens from Eden Around the World - (1,000 to 1,500 words) Pays approximately $75
My Walk with God - (1,000 to 1,500 words) Pays approximately $75
Creation - Day ___ - (1,500 to 2,000 words) pays approximately $100
Spiritual Nature themed poetry (Short, usually 4 verses) pays approximately $15
All mailed submissions and queries should be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped return envelope.
Send queries, solicited, and unsolicited material to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please put in the subject line: story submission and or query "title" of your story - for: Up Close, Creatures, Children, My Walk etc.
Mail to: Creation Illustrated editor, P.O. Box 7955, Auburn, CA 95604.
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes magazine.
FCA Magazine’s mission is to serve as a ministry tool of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes by informing, inspiring and involving coaches, athletes and all whom they influence, that they may make an impact for Jesus Christ.
FCA accepts freelance writer queries and photographs from freelance photographers.
- Approach: Query e-mails are best. FCA is a four-color publication printed six times a year on 8” x 10-3/4” glossy stock. Articles range from 1,000-2,000 words. Response to queries, manuscripts and photos depends on the timeliness of the story. Prefer to buy first rights only.
- Photography: Articles should be accompanied by at least three quality photos—digital or hard copy. All digital photos must be at least 300dpi.
- Payment: Upon publication. Fee depends on page count.
- Light from the Word.
- Kids' Ministry magazine.
Articles generally cover a two-page spread and should be no more than 800 words. One-page articles should be 300 words. When submitting unsolicited seasonal material, please keep in mind that we plan issues six months to one year in advance. Queries are welcome.
Payment for material submitted for first North American serial rights ranges from US$20 to US$100. Writers can expect payment within five to six weeks of acceptance. Upon publication, authors are sent one complimentary copy of the issue in which their material appears.
PO Box 5353
Nampa, ID 83653-5353
- Guide magazine.
The guide is a Christian story magazine for young people ages 10-14. The 32-page, the four-color publication is published weekly by the Pacific Press Publishing Association. Our mission is to show readers, through stories that illustrate Bible truth, how to walk with God now and forever.
Each issue includes three to four stories. The guide does not publish fiction, poetry, or articles (devotionals, how-to, profiles, etc.). However, we sometimes accept quizzes and other unique nonstory formats. Each piece should include a clear spiritual element. Standard feature-length stories are 1000-1200 words, but we also accept shorter pieces of 450 words and up. Payment is 7-10 cents/word upon acceptance for first serial rights.
We are interested in fresh game concepts for Guide-age readers. We see far too many word searches, crossword puzzles, and matching or fill-in-the-blank activities. Check out current puzzle books and Web sites to find new ideas. Puzzles don’t have to be based on a Bible text, but they should include a spiritual tie-in. Payment is $25-40 for first serial rights.
Guide now pays between $60 and $125 per story.
- Pentecostal evangel magazine.
- Snail mail. If you don't have access to a computer, mail to Pentecostal Evangel, 1445 N. Boonville Avenue, Springfield, MO, 65802. If you wish your manuscript to be returned it must be accompanied by a self-addressed envelope and sufficient postage. Otherwise, it will be discarded if rejected.
- Article length. From 500 to 1,200 words.
- The rate of payment. We pay 6 cents a word for first-rights articles by freelance writers. Payment is made upon acceptance. Writers will receive complimentary copies of the Evangel in which the article appears. Second rights are paid at approximately half of first-rights material. My Journey pays a flat rate of $30 for a one-page article (approximately 550-600 words when edited) and $50 for a two-page article (usually 900-1,000 words when edited).
- Christian Courier.
Christian Courier is an independent Christian bi-weekly publication. Our content is an eclectic boutique of styles, opinions and flavors from a Reformed perspective. We serve North American Christians with a thoughtful response to the stories, issues, and trends of today.
- Canadian Mennonite magazine.
Canadian Mennonite serves primarily the people and churches of Mennonite Church Canada.
Please send material to email@example.com. We do not pay for unsolicited articles but are grateful for them. Articles we commission writers to create for us are generally paid at $0.10 per published word and $10.00 per published photo (headshots only are unpaid). Please enquire if you wish to send in a story pitch.
If you wish to do a book, movie or music review or wish to be on our list of reviewers, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest. Payment for reviews is the item being reviewed or a negotiated amount if this is not possible.
- Light & Life magazine.
Light & Life is a monthly magazine by Light & Life Communications, the publishing arm of the Free Methodist Church – USA. The magazine has a monthly circulation of 44,000 with separate editions published in English and in Spanish (Revista Luz y Vida). Beginning in April 2015, the magazine will expand to a larger size and include both English and Spanish articles in a common edition. Articles are also published online at llcomm.org.
- Preaching magazine.
Preaching includes three categories of editorial content: feature articles, sermon manuscripts, and homiletical resources. Virtually all material is written by active/retired pastors and college or seminary faculty. As a professional journal for ministers, editorial content is written by and for vocational ministers; articles by non-ministers typically are not accepted for publication. Rights to publish in publication also include the right to reprint on our site.
Feature Articles should offer practical, helpful guidance to pastors on various topics relating to preaching and worship leadership. Examples: "Steps to Stronger Illustrations," or "Expository Preaching from the Psalms," or "Developing Christian Leaders Through Preaching." The focus of the magazine is on preaching; more general, ministry-related topics will not be accepted for print publication. A "how-to" perspective is generally appropriate; practical insight on the topic is necessary.
Features normally run 2,000 to 2,500 words (but may run longer if the subject and treatment warrant). Writers will receive an honorarium of $50 upon publication. Any feature article should be preceded by a proposal which describes the topic, suggests the approach and perhaps includes a brief outline accompanied by basic biographical information regarding the author. If an article is requested by the editor, it should be submitted as an email attachment per the instructions above.
SermonsSermon manuscripts should offer worthy models of effective preaching. Each should be approximately 1,500 to 2,000 words and be submitted as an email attachment (Word format preferred; WP accepted). Be sure your email message identifies you and the sermon; unidentified attachments will not be opened. A query is not required for sermons, but no more than one sermon manuscript should be submitted at one time. An honorarium of $35 will be paid upon publication. All sermons should reflect the interdenominational, evangelical accent of the publication.
Homiletical Resources1. Sermon Briefs. These are abridged sermons (about 600 words), suggesting a possible sermonic treatment of the text. Texts are drawn from the New Common Lectionary, and sermon briefs are by assignment. Interested writers may submit one or two samples of their writing and request an assignment for a future issue. Writers are paid $30 per sermon brief upon assignment.
2. Past Masters. These are biographical treatments of well-known preachers of the past. Manuscripts must include the significant focus on the person's preaching ministry. Because we seek not to repeat the same character, queries are recommended before manuscript submission. Writers are paid $50 upon publication.
Email queries or submissions to mailto:Mail@Preaching.com or Managing Editor, Preaching, 402 BNA Dr., Ste. 400, Nashville, TN 37217-2509.
Specifications and honorariums subject to change. Sample copies available for $8.00 per issue.Revised Aug. 3, 2012.
- Our Little Friend magazine.
- understand their infinite value to Jesus, their Creator and Redeemer
- learn how to respond to God
- show love to their family and friends
- serve others in their world
The right age level
Story topic ideas
- True adventure stories with a spiritual focus
- Answered prayer stories
- Assurance of salvation
- Child's worth to God, family, friends
- Moving—a major trauma of childhood
- Handling fear, i.e. performing in a recital, going to the dentist, parent on a trip
- Disagreeing agreeably
- Saying No to drugs (PT)
- Nature stories (see separate section)
- Coping with negative emotions
- Maintaining positive parent/child relationships
- Handling bullies and remaining Christian
- Friendship skills (making friends; when friends leave you out; when your friends don't like each other)
- Handling peer pressure
- How a child can have a vibrant devotional life
- Living in a blended family
- Watching TV intelligently
- Making good choices in toys, other entertainment
- Stopping abuse
- Coping with disappointment
- Perseverance when task is hard
- Parent apologizes to child
- Ways of honoring parents
- Coping with serious illness or another handicap
- Divorce in the family (PT only)
- Practical ways to keep Sabbath
- Homeschooling (PT)
- Attending small church schools (PT)
- Being healthy (eating habits, washing hands, getting enough sleep, going to bed on time)
- Resisting temptation
- When religion divides home
- Practical ways a child can witness
- Respecting others' feelings
- Working mothers
- When parents argue/fight
- Praying for God's will, accepting when He answers No or Wait
- Attending a small church
- Relating to being teased
- Being kind to kids left out by other kids
- Basic social skills/manners
- Accepting personal differences
- Getting along with siblings/fighting fair
- How habits/actions change when Jesus' love is in the heart
- Christian perspective on material things
- How to pray
- Value of memorizing Bible verses
- Any story that helps a child understand Jesus better and rely on Him more
- The Bible Advocate
The Bible Advocate is one of the oldest religious magazines in America, founded in 1863. Now What? has been online since late 1996. Both are published by the Bible Advocate Press, the publication agency of the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day). Now What? is produced monthly; the BA is published six times a year.
The Bible Advocate is geared to help Christians understand and obey God’s Word, with articles on Bible doctrine, current social and religious issues, Christian living, Bible topics, textual or biblical book studies, prophecy, and personal experience. We also print fillers (sidebars) and poetry (traditional, free, and blank verse).
|Feature articles||1,000–1,200 words|
|Articles, personal experiences||1,000–1,500 words|
We pay an honorarium, on publication, of $25 per printed magazine page, up to $55, for print and electronic rights. Online articles run $25-$55, depending on published length. For poetry and fillers, we pay $20.
- Alive Now magazine.
Our readers are primarily adults — from young adults to older adults — and include persons of many cultures and ethnic backgrounds.
Meditations and stories should be no more than 400-500 words. We also consider prayers and poetry. Send your best work.
We limit submissions to up to two stories/articles or six poems/prayers per theme per writer.
The usual payment is $35 and up.
1908 Grand Avenue
P.O. Box 340004
Nashville, TN 37203-0004
- Leadership magazine.
Leadership Journal is published by Christianity Today and offers smart, honest perspective on matters of ministry and the Christian leadership experience. In both its quarterly print edition and robust website, readers can count on candid articles and in-depth interviews that help leaders to enhance their ministry, encourage community and embody vision.
is written by our readers, so we welcome your ideas. Most of our writing are requested, but we do regularly publish unsolicited manuscripts. Please send us a brief query describing your idea and how you plan to develop it. We'll respond to you as quickly as possible.
To send your query to us, click here.
- Presbyterians Today.
Presbyterians Today welcomes contributions from freelance writers. Preferred maximum length is approximately 1,500 words. Presbyterians Today also seeks well-informed articles that can help individuals and families cope with the stresses of daily living from a Christian perspective.
Fiction, poetry, and reprints are rarely used.
Presbyterians Today also accepts short features (250–500 words) about interesting people, programs, events and congregations related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), for the “Spotlight” department. Payment varies.
100 Witherspoon Street
Louisville, KY 40202-1396
Phone: (800) 728-7228
Fax: (502) 569-8887
- Insight magazine.
What is Insight?
- It's a weekly 16-page magazine for high school-aged teenagers (13-19 years old).
- It's published by the Pacific Press Publishing Association and is a ministry of the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
- It's distributed to youth at church, at church schools, and through home subscriptions.
How to Submit a Manuscript
- Submissions must be typed, double-spaced.
- With each submission, please include your name; mailing address; phone number; church name, city, and state; Social Security number (necessary for payment); gender and ethnicity (for illustrative accuracy); and biographical facts (such as age, job title, school attending, major, etc.).
- E-mail them to: email@example.com
- Questions? Call (208) 465-2579.
- Personal (spiritual, physical, and emotional) needs of the minister
- Pastor-spouse team ministry and relationships
- Pastoral family needs
- Pastoral skills and needs, such as time management, preaching, evangelism, church growth, lay training, counseling, conflict resolution, continuing education, church administration, membership nurture, and related topics
- Biblical studies that focus on biblical themes, books, or passages for either sermon preparation or in-depth studies
- Theological studies that explore themes from a biblical, historical, or systematic perspective
- Church worship and related topics, such as music, worship leadership, and planning
- Current issues that are relevant to the church
- Book and resource reviews of resources designed to speak to the professional needs of our readers.
- If the book or resource is self-published, a written authorization from the author’s employing organization and/or any organization deemed necessary by our editorial team is required before the editorial team will consider having the book reviewed.
- Dateline features notable gatherings of ministers, programs conducted by ministers, or events of interest to ministers.
- We welcome quality photos.
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904 USA
phone: +1 301.680.6518
email: ministry magazine (at) gc.adventist.org
- RELEVANT magazine.
RELEVANT covers faith, culture and intentional living. Our readership is culturally savvy, mainly Christian twenty- and thirtysomethings who are looking for purpose, depth, and spiritual truth. Our mission is to challenge people to go further in their spiritual journey, live selflessly and intentionally, care about positively impacting the world around them, and find the unexpected places God is speaking in life, music and culture.
To pitch a story idea or submit a feature for RELEVANTmagazine.com, contact us here. If the link above doesn't work, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on what we're looking for, read below.